AROMATIC FOUGERE

Type
Natural raw material
Parts used
Leaves
Extraction method
Steam distillation

Aromatic, tonic, green, herbaceous, camphorated.

A green tonic that blends blissfully in woody, chypre and fougère accords. It's warm and invigorating, with an aromatic scent that brightens and invigorates herbaceous compositions. A surprisingly present scent of camphorous facets.

Production

Thyme flourishes in dry, sunny regions, such as the Mediterranean scrublands. Thyme bushes are relatively small and typically grow to a height of 10 to 30 cm. Renowned for their deeply aromatic qualities, thyme leaves are used in cooking to add depth and flavor to an endless number of dishes. Essential oil is obtained from thyme leaves through distillation—resulting in the herbaceous fragrance note adored by perfumers.
Origin
Spain, france, morocco

History

Thyme has weaved its way into our collective imagination throughout history. The Egyptians and Etruscans mixed the herb into ointments that were used to embalm the dead. When Greeks were not busy burning thyme on altars as a gift to their gods, they were adding the herb to their cooking or sprinkling it into bath tubs and rubbing it on their bodies for its enticing fragrance. Legend has it that when Paris kidnapped Helen, she was so beside herself with sorrow that every tear she wept fell to the ground and a tuft of thyme grew thereafter. The Romans also fancied thyme—mixing it into cosmetics thought to slow the aging process and creating eau de toilettes to scent their beds. During the Middle Ages, thyme was the symbol of courage, which resulted in young women embroidering thyme onto scarves to offer knights of the Crusades who were venturing too far from their hearts. Witches were condemned for making love potions composed of marjoram, thyme, verbena and myrtle flowers.
Thyme has been cherished for its flavor since time immemorial. French cuisine is particularly fond of the herb: it is one of the three elements that compose a traditional “bouquet garni,” and is sprinkled into a number of popular spice blends, including “herbes de Provence.”

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