Found on a flowering vine, Black Pepper is often dried and used as a spice for seasoning.
Although Black Pepper is native to South East Asia and China, today it is cultivated in tropical regions worldwide. In Malaysia, the spice was so highly-prized that it was often referred to as ‘black gold’. The King of Spices is often used in fragrances, giving them a unique kick.
Pepper oil is created by crushing the spice into a powder and distilling it using steam and ammonia.
This spirited note features in London by Burberry making the fragrance open with a spicy, masculine burst. Although typically used in men’s fragrances, Pepper can be used in women’s fragrances, such as Bell d’Opium by Yves Saint Laurent.
This bewitching and addictive fragrance is a Floral Oriental blend of Classical notes such as Pepper, Star Anise, Jasmine, Lily, Patchouli and Resins. This intoxicating blend is perfect for a woman who loves the spotlight. Pepper is often used in women’s fragrances that are bold and daring.
If you find the powerful qualities of Pepper alluring, but are looking for a fragrance that is a little bit softer, try a fragrance with notes of Pink Pepper sprinkled throughout.
This exotic spice is distilled from the rosy red berries of the Peruvian Pepper tree. Present in fragrances such as, Jil by Jil Sander and Envy Me by Gucci, Pink Pepper provides excitement, but still remains romantic and feminine.