Fragrance ingredient of the week: Grass

Is there anyone who doesn’t love the smell of freshly cut grass? OK, some hay fever sufferers, perhaps – but most of us love the fresh, green aroma. It instantly whisks us to a mid-summer’s day and childhood memories of frolicking in fields without a care in the world. Or maybe hanging out in a hammock, enjoying the scent of Dad creating neat lines with his mower.

It’s an amazing plant – or rather, plants: there are more than 9000 species of grass. In perfumery, though, grass delivers a sweet, herbaceous scent – maybe not quite like walking past a house where the grass has just been cut, but delivering a gust (or a whisper) of outdoorsy freshness, nonetheless.

Smell grass in:

Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Bouquet de Mai
Hermès Un Jardin Sur Le Toit


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