Fields of flax are heart-stoppingly – maybe even car-stoppingly – beautiful, with pale blue flowers wafting in the breeze. Perfumery isn’t the most familiar use of flax (a.k.a. Linum usitatissimum): it gives us both linen and linseed (highly nutritious, and also terrific as an oil applied to wooden furniture to keep the elements at bay).  But flax has also been used in perfumery as long ago as Egyptian times, as a base note – mildly nutty in character.

Smell flax in:

Bvlgari BLV

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