Scent Sense: Peach Blossom

 “Peach blossoms in affluence, paying tribute to the symphony of nature.”
– Shiv Nepal

Peach blossoms signify the certainty of spring, an awakening from winter’s slumber. Budding newness, abundance and incredible beauty. They are a reminder that the bees will come. The pink star-shaped little blooms recall fond childhood memories; filled with fun and energy.

Peach blossoms have a soft floral note with a sweet nuance of the peach fruit to come. Delicate honey and almond notes are also revealed. Presenting feminine notes in sought-after perfume compositions such as Jadore by Dior, Allure by Chanel and The One by Dolce & Gabbana.

Peach trees are native to China and have been cultivated there for over 2500 years. They came to Greece in 300 BC by way of Persia, hence the source for the Peach’s species name Prunus persica. As a member of the Rose family, relatives include plums, cherries, peaches and apricots.

Brides in China and Japan will always be seen with a pretty bouquet of peach blossoms. Affection, fertility, protection, good luck and abundance are the mystical properties carried by the peach blossom.

Due to the peach blossom’s mildly sweet flavour and exquisite beauty they can be used as an edible garnish and to colour up any dish. They can even be aged in vodka for an aromatic cordial, strained as a tea and made into a delightful jelly.

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