‘Little darling’. Who can resist a perfume ingredient with a name like that…? And who can resist the smell, either: soft, sweet and violet-like, and a touch fruity…?
Mignonette – also known as Reseda odorata – originates in Northern Africa, but is cultivated commercially in the south of France to produce a delectably-scented essential oil, using solvents or a ‘maceration’ technique. The name comes from the Latin: ‘resedo’ means ‘to heal’, and the Romans used it as a charm against ailments. It would be nice to think that spritzing on a scent featuring this delicious, little-known ingredient worked the same way.
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