This yummiest of fruits originates from Central Mexico (‘guacamole-land’!). And are you ready for the explanation of the name…?  ‘Avocado’ comes from ‘aquacate’ – which apparently derives from the Aztec for testicle.  (A reference to the shape of the fruit.)  It’s very rarely used as a fragrance note – more widely, for the brilliant skin-smoothing, nourishing properties of avocado oil, in body products and facial care.

But just sometimes, you’ll catch a whisper of avocado in perfumery:  it has a green, slightly sweet, vegetal quality…

Smell avocado in:

Versace Versus Time for Relax

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