Some trees growing in Asia and cherished in the Japanese and Chinese culture have reached the perfection in terms of scent, while their European versions have a very light, almost faint odor. We know only the symbolic meaning of flowers and their visual representation because the study of the Asian flora means direct experience, something that was impossible for many generations of scholars. The attempts of the West to understand the East failed and many conclusions are false because they are purely visual. This cherry tree, quite rare in Paris in this highly scented version, is the right example of an olfactory universe that is completely unknown to the western nose. In terms of scent it is the supreme harmony between rose-lily of the valley - early spring magnolia - blue hyacinth - purple lilac. Like the early honeysuckle, its harmonious scent embalms the air and is actually a perfume. The easiest way to illustrate this tree by an illusion is a mixture between phenyl ethyl alcohol, styrax essence 10%, cinnamon oil 1% and indol 1%. Imagine a lily of the valley bouquet without its sharp green top where the characteristic contrast of the olfactory shape became something smooth like an endless melody of serene tranquility whispering a lilac theme. It is the most subtle balance of almost all floral notes around the rose theme suggesting even the light cinnamon and almond quality of the cherries. The complete formula to achieve the balance of notes using noble ingredients is quite long and for this reason it is useless to show it. It is a balance that I found in many classic floral perfumes aspiring to the supreme harmony of the 8th Art.
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Fragrance is the 8th Art - Octavian Coifan - Le Parfum est le 8ème Art