With fruits so abundant in contemporary perfumery, it was inevitable that the sweet stickiness of dried fruits, too, would be make their way into some creations. Once upon a time, dried fruits were a serious luxury, for the wealthy to enjoy in haute cuisine.
Today, many of us carry a little bag around to munch on during the day, as a (slightly) healthier alternative to sweets. Something else to slip into your handbag, then: different dried fruits are now recreated in perfumery – ‘fantasy’ ingredients (i.e. synthetic) – to evoke the sticky sweetness of dried figs, dates and apricots.
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