Cinnamon is a warm and comforting spice harvested from the inner bark of Cinnamomum trees in countries such as Sri Lanka and Indonesia. 

It’s a staple in perfumery for its cosy, spicy sweetness that evokes memories of autumn and festive celebrations.

Fragrance Pyramid

Cinnamon is commonly used as a Heart Note in perfumery, offering depth and warmth to a fragrance’s body.

Scent Summary

  • Warm
  • Spicy
  • Sweet
  • Woody
  • Rich

What Does Cinnamon Smell Like?

Cinnamon in perfumery exudes a warm, sweet-spicy scent, adding richness, depth, and a comforting, slightly woody undertone to fragrance compositions.

The aroma of cinnamon in a fragrance always makes me feel wrapped in comfort. Its warm, spicy-sweet character is the essence of cosy winter evenings by the fire.

Complementing Notes

Cinnamon’s warm spiciness pairs beautifully with various notes.

  • Vanilla: For a sweet, creamy blend.
  • Orange: Adding a zesty, fruity contrast.
  • Sandalwood: For a smooth, woody base.
  • Apple: Enhancing with a crisp, juicy touch.
  • Tobacco: Creating a rich, robust depth.
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