GREEN

Type
Natural raw material
Parts used
Leaves
Extraction method
Solvent extraction

Tobacco, herbaceous, hay, smoky, green tea.

Herbal and green, maté is often used to create fougère notes, or in floral accords to add a green twist. Its slightly phenolic facets blend with warm tobacco nuances to create a smoky, herbaceous scent likened to green tea.

Production

The maté tree is a variety of holly native to South and Central American forests. Maté absolute is mainly produced in France, through an extraction process using volatile solvents and dried leaves. It has a naturally dark color that is often bleached before being used in perfumes. Maté trees are regularly pruned so that it's easier to harvest its leaves.
Origin
Brazil, paraguay
Iconic perfume
Lorenzo Villoresi
YERBAMATE

As a tribute to the mate ritual, Yerbamate evokes grass and hay, countless plants, aromatic herbs and the smell of fields warmed by the sun. An evocation of simple, pristine nature.

Lorenzo Villoresi

YERBAMATE

AROMATIC FOUGERE / GREEN
Dried maté leaves are popularly turned into a tea-like drink known for its stimulating, invigorating and tension soothing properties. It can be prepared hot or cold, and is consumed in Brazil and Paraguay, and is even the national drink in Argentina where it has a social aspect similar to coffee. Argentineans call the strong, bitter tea yerba maté (maté grass), in reference to the gourd in which it's infused to create several cups a day to drink with a metallic straw--called a bombilla--which acts as a filter. Gauchos had a ritual in which they sat in a circle and drank yerba maté by passing the gourd from one person to the next in a counter-clockwise direction to represent slowing the passage of time. The traditional drink is believed to resist winter's cold with disinfectant properties, and the rituals associated with it symbolize fraternity and hospitality.

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