Cucumber

August 5, 2017 Laurent 0

Cucumber. You are perhaps the oldest vegetable cultivated by humans, with your traces found in ancient sites older than 3,000 years. The Uruk King Gilgamesh Read More

The Coolest Herb

July 22, 2017 Laurent 0

Mint. In the Antiquity, your freshening smell was appreciated in funerals for covering the smell of decay and to prepare the kykeon, a psychoactive beverage Read More

Piper Nigrum

June 21, 2017 Laurent 0

Piper Nigrum or Black Pepper is native to the South-Western Province of Kerala in India, where it grows wild. The fruits of this flowering vine have Read More

Caramel

March 25, 2017 Laurent 0

Caramel. You are the child of Sugar and Cream, born after a hot wedding night. Sweet you are, and your heavenly aroma transports us to Read More

Fragrant Nails

March 5, 2017 Laurent 0

Fragrant Nails. How many sailors and merchants died for you? How many others have made their fortune with your trade?  Your overpowering flavor and anesthetic properties Read More

Calabrian Bergamot

February 18, 2017 Laurent 0

Calabrian Bergamot. Were you truly the secret ingredient of the tea offered by a wealthy Mandarin of Fujian to the Prime Minister Charles Grey, or Read More

Sweet & Spicy Cinnamon

February 4, 2017 Laurent 0

Sweet & Spicy Cinnamon. You are the taste of winter. Either in mulled wine or sweet pastries, you give to the little ones and the grown-ups warmth and joy Read More

Star of Spices

January 22, 2017 Laurent 0

Illicium Verum, you are the star of spices and also the star of our Scent & Flavor homepage. You are originated from China where you Read More

the vanilla pods on kitchen table

Irresistible Little Pod

October 22, 2016 Laurent 0

 Irresistible Little Pod. Your sweet smell and delicious taste were unknown until the discovery of the Americas. The Aztecs had already cultivated the vine and Read More

Osmanthus in Yokohama

Osmanthus Fragrans

October 2, 2016 Laurent 0

Osmanthus Fragrans. An ancient Chinese legend sees you as a giant tree growing on the Moon, shading the light of the celestial body. Wu Gang, in Read More

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