Since this is the key signature scent and aroma in all Gins, we devote more space to its seemingly infinite aromatic ways than for the other Gin Aromas in our Gin Aroma Kit – indeed we introduce four variants – briefly described below.
No 1 Juniper with the Pine Note Emphasised
In this variant you will recognise the familiar Juniper Gin aroma profile but, you will notice an easily detectable and delectable pine scent note, giving a feeling of great naturalness. There is also a lot of “energy” about this aroma.
No 2 Juniper with the Green Note Emphasised
A clear and cheerful green grassy/leafy aroma note emerges from this Juniper aroma. Green notes give a powerful unconscious association of naturalness and of the feeling of being in wild Nature. Hendricks Gin, as an example, highlights a “green” note. You will now understand that there are greenish Juniper oils which will readily blend with green aroma notes, in addition to Juniper, through appropriate botanicals such as cucumber.
No 3 Juniper with the Herbaceous-Waxy Note Emphasised
This Juniper variant has a definite but mild oily-waxy aroma note, along with a mélange of woodland herbs. The pronounced herbal aspect of this oil makes it easy to blend with botanical herbs for a more sophisticated total aroma profile.
No 4 Juniper with the Woody Resinous Note Emphasised
The fourth Juniper variant has a complex but rich woody theme along with an oily-resinous nuance with hints, in the background, of dried leaves and some typical woodland earthiness which often accompanies woody smells in the wild. This is a good illustration of just how complex a familiar Gin Aroma can become. As with all woody themes, because woody odorants are amongst the heaviest known, you will need to allow a little time for this variant to come to equilibrium before the full richness of the woody theme is evident.
See our Gin Aroma Kit for more information.