Pear’s so crisp and clean a note, you can almost hear it ‘crunch’.  Subtler and ‘greener’ than many fruits, we’d say it was almost made to be garlanded by white flowers, for a spring-like touch.

Pears themselves are a fruit-bowl staple today (though only really satisfying when truly in season, we’d say).  And a little background:  pear seems to have originated in western Europe, North Africa and eastwards, across Asia.  The tree probably gets its name from the Latin ‘pira’.

Pear’s fragrant bounty doesn’t begin and end with its fruits (and subtly powdery blossoms), though.  It’s one of the most desirable firewoods, producing a highly aromatic smoke that’s brilliant for smoking meat and tobacco – and which perfumers seek to capture and recreate, quite aside from the delicate crispness of the plant’s much better-known fruit.

Smell pear in:

Issey Miyake Pleats Please
Jimmy Choo Jimmy Choo
Lancôme La Vie Est Belle
Yardley Royal Diamond

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