Category Archives: Ingredient

Origins of Vetiver

Odore Mio Vetiver Perfume Ingredient

The name Vetiver is derived from Tamil வெட்டிவேர்.  The plant is popular all over the Indian Subcontinent. It is used in agriculture, food, medicine, and perfumery. It is also known as Khus. The botanical name of Vetiver is Vetiveria Zizanoides or Andropogon Muricatus. This tropical grass has a very pleasant, mild, earthy, and musky smell […]

Lily of the Valley in Perfumery

Odore Mio Muguet Perfume Spray

Despite its name, the flower is not a lily. This beautiful delicate flowering plant is officially part of the Asparagaceae family. Lily of the Valley is often used in weddings, and at the beginning of the 20th century it became tradition in France to sell Lily of the Valley during May day celebrations as a […]

Queen of The Night Tuberose

Tuberose Odore Mio

Tuberose is a night-blooming plant native to Mexico.  The distinctly seductive scent characteristic to this plant earned it international fame and place among most exquisite perfume materials. Tuberose is often described as The Queen of the Night for its luxurious seductive notes.  And for this reason young girls in Victorian England were forbidden contact with […]

Patchouli History

Patchouli is a species of plant from the mint family. It is native to tropical regions of Asia, and is now extensively cultivated in China, Indonesia, Japan, Cambodia, Myanmar, India, Maldives, Malaysia, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Taiwan, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, South America and the Caribbean. The distinctive scent of patchouli has been used for centuries […]