In perfumery, apricot can be lush and sweet – like the fruit – or bitter, like the extract of the apricot kernel (think of an Amaretto-ish bitter almond scent).  It’s been used in scent-making almost forever – early Arab perfume recipes recorded by Al-Kindi include the use of apricot.  In modern day perfumery the scent of apricot is re-created synthetically, most often for a soft, almost fuzzy fruitiness.  Sometimes, alternatively, the scent of the blossom of the apricot tree (a.k.a. Prunus armeniaca) is evoked: pretty, soft and feminine, and a bit ‘floaty’ (just like the white or pink flowers themselves).

Smell apricot in:

Michael Kors Signature

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