Scent Story: Apple

Posted on July 29, 2011 by aandriot

The symbol of wisdom, of temptation, and of sin, the apple is often identified as the mythical “forbidden fruit.” Many believe it was a fateful bite of apple that got Adam and Eve evicted from the Garden of Eden. Later, another fateful apple indirectly incited the Trojan War, when Paris awarded Aphrodite a golden apple in exchange for the most beautiful woman in the world—Helen of Troy, wife of Menelaus. This beguiling fruit has a long and entangled history, as evidenced in the similarity between the two words in Latin: mālum "an apple", and mălum "an evil.”

Fragrance Family: fruitaceous
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