Rosemary is a herb with an aromatic, slightly camphorous scent and is indigenous to the Mediterranean region. 

It’s used in perfumery to add a crisp, embracing aroma reminiscent of coastal walks and herbal remedies.

Fragrance Pyramid

Rosemary primarily acts as a Top Note or Heart Note, contributing a fresh, aromatic clarity.

Scent Summary

  • Aromatic
  • Camphorous
  • Fresh
  • Woody
  • Invigorating

What Does Rosemary Smell Like?

rosemary sprig

Rosemary in perfumery exudes a distinctive, aromatic fragrance with a woody, evergreen scent profile. It also has subtle camphor and herbal nuances, adding depth and robust freshness to fragrances.

For me, its woody, herbal quality is so uplifting, perfect for adding a crisp, clean edge to any scent.

Complementing Notes

Rosemary’s crisp, aromatic character complements a variety of notes.

  • Lemon: For a zesty, citrus harmony.
  • Lavender: Adding a soothing, floral touch.
  • Pepper: For a spicy, vibrant contrast.
  • Cedarwood: Enhancing with a grounding, woody depth.
  • Mint: Creating a cool, refreshing blend.
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