Photo Cardamom :: fragrance ingredients

Cardamom is one of the oldest spices recorded. It has a warm, spicy and sometimes sweet aroma that has been used in both cooking and perfumery for centuries. This is a versatile spice which is a staple in Indian cuisine, and is believed to have originated from the the Indian subcontinent.

The appeal of cardamom transcends time - the ancient Egyptians used it in their perfumes and it also found its way to the markets of ancient Greece and Rome. It is often used for its warm and slightly sweet scent and is a popular note in both men's and women's fragrances. It also has the ability to blend seamlessly across all three notes of a fragrance the top, middle and base notes, lending depth to any fragrance.

Natural or Synthetic?
Cardamom is used both naturally and synthetically in perfumery. The natural essential oil is extracted from Elettaria cardamomum seeds through steam distillation. Synthetic versions are utilized for consistency in scent and to reduce costs in large scale fragrance production.

Fragrance Families Cardamom Most Commonly Found In

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Some Statistics on Cardamom

Note distribution of cardamom across all fragrances

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