SPICY

Type
Natural raw material
Parts used
Fruits
Extraction method
Distillation or CO2 extraction

Crisp, intense and spicy freshness with a fruity note.

Intense, piquant, and oh-so-fresh, pink pepper adds an unmatchable spiciness to accords, and is often used in fine perfumery. The nose-tingling crispness of pink peppercorns is only matched by its unique fruity facets—sometimes described as being citrus-like.

Production

To harness the fragrance of pink peppercorn, perfumers undertake a process of distillation using the leaves and berries from the Schinus molle (or Schinus areira)—a tall evergreen native to South America. Both the leaves and berries exude an intense, spicy aroma that has enticed our olfactory senses for centuries.
Origin
Brazil, ecuador, mexico, peru
Iconic perfume
Estée Lauder
PLEASURES

Created in 1995, Pleasures is part of the trend of pure and lively perfumes called Floraux Frais. It is the first to offer a top note of pink pepper, which gives way in the heart to a green floral accord of peony, rose and lily of the valley. Evelyn Lauder wanted a luminous and elegant fragrance that would capture the clarity of flowers after a spring rain. "I wanted the perfume to have an elusive texture. For the first time, a perfume opens like a flower in the sun, revealing its scent little by little."

Estée Lauder

PLEASURES

FLORAL / GREEN

History

Used by the Native Peoples of America since time immemorial for its curative powers, pink pepper essence is still used in medicine today. Throughout western and southern North America and the Pacific Islands, pink pepper has been naturalized—however nowadays it has become quite the menace and is classified as an invasive species in many parts of the world.
Pink pepper has become a particularly popular fragrance note in recent years. It’s made significant appearances in perfumes by Jean-Claude Ellena and Geza Schoen, as well as some noteworthy scents from Estée Lauder, Chanel and Gucci—to name a few.

Some fragrances related to the ingredient

4711 | Acqua Colonia

PINK PEPPER & GRAPEFRUIT

CITRUS / GREEN
FLORAL / CITRUS
WOODY / CITRUS
FLORAL / AMBERY (ORIENTAL)
CITRUS / GREEN
WOODY / CITRUS
Azzedine Alaïa

ALAÏA PARIS

WOODY / FLORAL
Guerlain | Aqua Allegoria

GINGER PICCANTE

CITRUS
CHYPRE / FLORAL
AROMATIC FOUGERE / SPICY
O Boticário

COFFEE MAN DUO

AROMATIC FOUGERE / SPICY
The Nue Co.

MIND ENERGY

AROMATIC FOUGERE / SPICY
Tom Ford

MÉTALLIQUE

FLORAL / AMBERY (ORIENTAL)
Penhaligon's | Portraits

THE DUKE

FLORAL / SPICY
AROMATIC FOUGERE / SPICY
AROMATIC FOUGERE / CITRUS
CHYPRE / FLORAL
Swiss Arabian

CLASS

FLORAL / AMBERY (ORIENTAL)
WOODY / CITRUS
WOODY / CITRUS

Musk

Bergamot

Sandalwood

Patchouli

Amber

Vanilla

Jasmine

Cedarwood

Rose

Mandarin

Vetiver

Lemon

Tonka Bean

Iris / Orris

Orange Blossom

Cardamom

Lavender

Grapefruit

Woody Notes

Leather

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