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Focus Aroma : Gin Aroma Kit : Cucumber

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Focus Aroma : Gin Aroma Kit : Cucumber

The refreshing and uplifting green cucumber aroma has excited interest in the new generation of Gins which explore more adventurous interpretations of traditional Gin aromas and flavours.Every Gin lover will associate this aroma as a signature scent of the celebrated and popular Scottish Gin – Hendricks which introduced this radical green aroma into the traditional Gin Aroma profile in 1998.The family of green smells is amongst the most important in international perfumery and international foods. We think of the green, but individually distinctive smells of, freshly cut grass, freshly cut cucumbers, bright green seaweeds and green peppers to name the...

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Focus Aroma : Gin Aroma Kit : Cassia Bark

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Focus Aroma : Gin Aroma Kit : Cassia Bark

Few people know the aroma of Cassia Bark but when you tell them that it smells a bit like cinnamon - known to most people - they begin to have an understanding of this strong hot spicy scent. There is a distinct overlap in the aroma profiles of the oils from cassia and cinnamon. When you smell it, the ravishing hot spicy and distinguishable “cinnamon-like but heavier” aroma is very evident. This is the archetypal hot spicy smell, arousing and conjuring-up feelings of being in markets in far-away towns in Asia or Africa. Bombay Sapphire pioneered this Aroma note in...

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Focus Aroma : Gin Aroma Kit : Chamomile

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Focus Aroma : Gin Aroma Kit : Chamomile

Chamomile is one of the less prominent botanical players in the Gin world but if you are acquainted with its portfolio of fruity ester aromas, you will readily appreciate how it will blend with the traditional blend of botanicals used in most Gins. The fragrant oil comes from the flowers and, as far as can be ascertained, it is typically the wild chamomile which is used. As with some of the other botanicals used in Gin, an elegant tea can be produced from the dried flowers. Sniffing the Aroma from the Gin Aroma Kit on the Aroma Strip is beguiling...

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Focus Aroma : Gin Aroma Kit : Grapefruit

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Focus Aroma : Gin Aroma Kit : Grapefruit

The Gin Master Distillers are forever experimenting with new aromas, somewhat like the alchemists of old sought the elixir of life. Since grapefruit is a familiar citrus fruit, it is unsurprising that it has been picked-up by distillers in their quest for different Gin Aroma experiences. The aroma of the fruit is one of the few to which the taste term "bitter" is applied. The complete aroma profile is along the lines of – fresh citrus-bitter-green-woody. At a discreet level in a Gin, the grapefruit note increases the enchanting sensation of freshness (which can be compromised by too heavy a...

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Focus Aroma : Gin Aroma Kit : Orris

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Focus Aroma : Gin Aroma Kit : Orris

Orris is an excellent example of the diversity and unexpected origin of many aromatic and perfume ingredients – after all who would expect a root (rhizome) to have such a gloriously rich and sensuous Violet scent as we are used to the flowers playing the aromatic role in the plant world. However, over some thousands of years of non-recorded history, the herbalists, the alchemists and the perfumers explored every plant they obtained in a feverish search for some big new thing in scent.The aromaticity of the Orris is understandable in terms of biochemistry, but the discovery of this scent realm...

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