Fragrâncias de mogno
Mahogany woods and their smells
It is said that the name mahogany is a vernacular name. That is, it designates different species. Depending on the species, mahogany wood is pink, red, or brown in color. There is African mahogany, Ivory Coast mahogany, Honduran mahogany, Guadeloupe mahogany, Martinique. You should know that in France, we celebrate the "Mahogany Wedding" for the 27 years of marriage! Mahogany wood gives off aromatic and exotic tones, green and flowery, dry and earthy. The smell of wood is warm and reassuring anyway.
Mahogany wood in perfumery
Woods (sandalwood, cedar) have been used for a very long time in perfumery. It offers balsamic, woody, velvety, and warm notes. In perfumery, mahogany essence is obtained by steam distillation of bark chips from mahogany wood. However, the "mahogany" note is still little used in compositions. There are notes of mahogany in aromatic fragrances, as in "1881 Intense pour Homme" by Cerruti. Here, mahogany is in the base note associated with sandalwood, cedar, ambroxan, oakmoss, and a leather accord. Mahogany is also found in woody compositions like in "Boss Bottled, Eau de Toilette" by Hugo Boss, or in floral scents like "Bright Crystal" by Versace or mahogany embellishes all the notes of the composition.
The noble wood was revealed during the reign of Louis XVI. Mahogany is the basis of many pieces of furniture and sculptures. Because it gives off warm and exotic tones, mahogany wood is also used in perfumery. It fits wonderfully into woody, floral or oriental compositions, giving the whole warmth and intensity.