Some of The Most Common Scents: A Guide

Some of The Most Common Scents: A Guide

It's not just about how a scent smells; it's also about how it makes you feel, what emotions it provokes, and what memories it brings up. And it has nothing to do with packaging or advertising—it has everything to do with science.


Vanilla, which comes from the pod of an orchid-like plant, is thought to be an aphrodisiac, according to Totonac folklore about a daughter of a fertility goddess who transformed herself into a plant to bring pleasure after being unable to marry a man owing to her divine nature. A 1762 German investigation confirmed this, finding that medicine containing vanilla extract helped to alleviate impotence.


The renowned Jasminum grandiflorum, which Chanel grows in fields near Grasse, France, is one among more than 200 types of jasmine. One of the most important components in a perfumer's palette is jasmine. One tonne of hand-picked flowers is required to extract one liter of essential oil, making this one of the most expensive ingredients in perfumery. The jasmine perfume is fresh, green, creamy, and sumptuous, and it could stand alone as a fragrance. It's ideal for boosting your self-esteem and giving you a powerful stance.



Lavandula angustifolia, or "lavender," is a perennial evergreen plant that has been producing the world's most widely used essential oil for over 2500 years. Lavender is often used for its relaxing benefits on the body because of its calming, physiologically and emotionally harmonising aroma. According to ancient sources, it was used for a variety of functions, including cleaning cuts, soothing bruises and skin irritations, and scenting the air for spiritual rites. Lavender comes in more than 30 species and hundreds of genotypes, each with its own growth form and chemical makeup of essential oils.


Mentha piperita (peppermint) is a naturally occurring hybrid of Mentha spicata (spearmint) and Mentha aquatica (watermint) (watermint). Peppermint is one of the most well-known scents on the planet. Its strong, invigorating aroma conjures up images of winter, cold weather, and peppermint candy. This pungent oil is extremely versatile, with a long and fascinating history of use in modern products.

So, if you are looking for that one perfume that will blow your mind away, get in touch with our experts at Babylon Fragrance. We have all kinds of perfumes which will surely lift your mood!

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