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What Does Rosemary Smell Like?

The Rosemary plant has very fragrant needle-like leaves, and it can have white, blue, purple, or pink flowers. The Rosemary plant is renowned for being low- maintenance. "Rosemary" comes from the Latin name for "dew" (ros) and "sea". It has been said that all this plant needs to flourish is humidity and sea breeze.

Rosemary is a staple in virtually every herbal garden. Moreover, its utility in the world of culinary arts is far-reaching. This herb has a prominent place in many recipes and even has a place in the world of perfumes; due to its herbaceous quality, it works well in masculine smelling scents. It's also used in candles as an aromatherapy agent. 

Rosemary's versatility doesn't stop there; since the 15 century, it has been distilled into oil and used as an essential oil for health and beauty purposes. 

What Does Rosemary Smell Like?

The flavor and scent of Rosemary are pungent, similar to Eucalyptus and Camphor. Many people describe the herb as having a pinewood scent more than anything, very much like charred wood. 

Depending on how it's presented-- whether it's freshly grown or processed as an essential oil-- can affect how strong the Rosemary smells. Nonetheless, you'll likely always get the feeling that it smells like pine and mint mixed.


The History and Meaning of Rosemary

As a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, the name "rosemary" originates from a Latin word that translates to "dew of the sea." The Ancient Greeks would religiously burn rosemary as an incense, giving rise to a flavored smoke known to be profoundly cleansing. They also refer to rosemary as "anthos" or "flower."  

Rosemary is commonly associated with positive memories and luck, such as being used at funerals and weddings. Moreover, because rosemary's relaxing scent can promote better memory and focus.

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Rosemary & Bergamot Scented Candles

Visit the Mediterranean coastline without ever leaving home with this classic favorite of ours from the Mediterranean garden editions. The Rosemary and Bergamot candle brings uplifting tranquility and focus due to the combined smell of sweet citrus and greenery herbal. The scent rosemary can be ideal for your home office or kitchen

Our Rosemary and Bergamot candle has three main fragrance notes; the bergamot delivers that bright citrus scent, while the blonde woods give off notes of lily and vanilla. To top it off, rosemary, of course, adds an herbal touch. The differences between rosemary and bergamot make for an crisp, energizing balance.



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