Vanilla is a spice from the Orchidaceae family. It is now mainly produced in Madagascar.
Vanilla was discovered in Mexico in the 1520s, when an Aztec emperor welcomed Spanish conquistadors with a drink made from cocoa powder and flavored with ground vanilla bean. Vanilla was thus brought back to Spain to be used as a flavoring agent in the manufacture of chocolate.
Vanilla has softening, relaxing and antiseptic properties.
It can be used in case of skin problem or to stimulate immune defenses.
The base notes give the trail of the perfume. They are expressed for up to 24 hours and are most often composed of vanilla and woody notes.
The vanilla flower, which only grows once a year and is only fertile for a few days, must indeed be pollinated in order to be able to produce a vanilla pod. The vanilla plant can only produce vanilla pods between its 3 and 7 years of age.
Composition: Vanillin (80%), Anisic Aldehyde, Benzyl Cinnamate.
Note: In our perfumes, we use natural vanillin, the main component of vanilla.