We all know bamboo. Pandas love it. In the garden, it grows like wildfire and can be invasive (bamboo’s one of the fastest-growing plants on earth). But in perfumery – where it’s surprisingly widely-used – it’s woody, dry, green and almost paper-like, used to conjure up nature in both feminine and masculine fragrances. Bamboo is of course also linked with Asian culture: it’s the Chinese symbol of longevity, while in India it’s a symbol of friendship.
Smell bamboo in:
Byredo Mister Marvelous Eau de Cologne