Photo Basil :: fragrance ingredients

Basil, a fragrant herb renowned in culinary traditions, has found its way into the world of perfumery, adding a fresh and herbal dimension to fragrances. The use of basil in perfumery has a history rooted in its aromatic leaves, which are prized for their crisp, green, and slightly peppery scent. In the realm of fragrance, basil notes are often employed to create aromatic and invigorating accords. The herb's association with vitality and freshness makes it a popular choice in both men's and women's perfumes. Basil's aromatic profile adds a touch of herbal elegance, contributing to fragrances that evoke the sensation of walking through a sunlit herb garden. Basil has been utilized in perfumery for decades, but its popularity soared in the late 20th century as perfumers sought to explore a broader range of botanical notes. Basil is commonly used as a top or middle note, providing a burst of freshness in the opening or a green and herbal backdrop in the heart of fragrances. Embrace the aromatic charm of basil in fragrances, where its herbal notes lend a touch of natural sophistication to olfactory compositions.

Natural or Synthetic?
Basil can be used either naturally or synthetically in perfumery. Natural basil oil is extracted from the leaves of the basil plant (Ocimum basilicum). Synthetic basil oil is created in a laboratory using a variety of ingredients. It can be more consistent and affordable than natural basil oil, but it may not have the same complexity of scent.

Fragrance Families Basil Most Commonly Found In

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Some Statistics on Basil

Note distribution of basil across all fragrances

Percentage of fragrances in our database (1651 Fragrances) that contain basil