Nutmeg, with its warm, spicy aroma, is a spice harvested from the nutmeg tree, native to Indonesia. 

It’s a firm favourite in perfumery for its comforting and slightly sweet spiciness, reminiscent of delicious baked treats and holiday seasons.

Fragrance Pyramid

Nutmeg is generally used as a Heart Note in fragrances, contributing to the warm, spicy core of the scent.

Scent Summary

  • Warm
  • Spicy
  • Woody
  • Slightly Sweet
  • Rich

What Does Nutmeg Smell Like?

Nutmeg in perfumery imparts a warm, spicy aroma with sweet, woody undertones and a slightly nutty, balsamic quality, enriching fragrances with its subtle, inviting, and exotic character.

Its warm, spicy, and slightly sweet scent is like a comforting, nostalgic hug. I love its woody, rich depth that adds a sophisticated warmth to any perfume.

Complementing Notes

Nutmeg’s warm spiciness pairs well with various notes.

  • Cinnamon: For an intensified spicy warmth.
  • Vanilla: Adding a creamy, sweet dimension.
  • Lavender: For a soothing, herbal contrast.
  • Orange: Enhancing with a zesty, fruity touch.
  • Patchouli: Creating an earthy, deep base.
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