A Note to Know: Cinnamon
Cinnamon, the spice produced from the inner bark of the cinnamon tree, is frequently used in perfumery as its unique aroma adds a sweet, warm touch to any composition. It’s been known and used since ancient times when it was valued as highly as gold, prized not only for its distinct rich flavor but also for the spice’s health properties.
Cinnamon lends a bit of spicy heat to oriental fragrances and balances the sweetness in gourmand compositions while playing up the sensuality when blended with floral notes.
Here are a few of our favorite cinnamon-scented fragrances:
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Spice up your next evening out with this Judith Leiber oriental perfume. Night opens in a rush of cinnamon and citrus that develops into a rich, spicy-sweet scent blend of night-blooming jasmine, patchouli, creamy woods, and incense.
Although a top note, black cinnamon dominates the composition, giving it an exotic, vanilla-like undertone that works harmoniously with amber, creating a lingering, warm aroma on the skin.
Night is sensual, bold, and long-lasting — expect it to go from dusk ‘til dawn.
Blomma Cult is all about bringing back the era of free love and sensual revolution with a strong cinnamon note as the focus,while warm patchouli and sheer musk sit comfortably in the background.
There’s also plenty of cashmeran wood and iris in the mix, so the final result is a powdery floral, like petals dusted with exotic spices.
It can be worn day to night and it’s the perfect choice when you don’t want to smell like everyone else in the office.
Noel au Balcon, which literally means Christmas on the Balcony in French, is an ideal fragrance for anyone looking for something both sultry and sweet.
Beware though, Noel au Balcon is a scent like no other. Characterized as oriental, Etat Libre d’Orange’s take on this spicy-sweet mix is offset with apricot and mandarin orange for a surprisingly sunny fragrance.
Honey and citrus top notes are contrasted with cinnamon and red paprika at the heart of the fragrance, while vanilla, caraway, and musk smooth out the base, we cannot think of a more appropriate scent selection for the holidays than this expertly crafted and utterly playful fragrance.
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