This bespoke room fragrance was created for those that expect that element of surprise and glamour in a fragrance that only the notes of brilliant orchids can impart.
The top notes are sophisticated and include Neroli and Vanda orchids, while the middle layer of the fragrance presents Brassavola Orchids and herbs. At its base, the discerning dash of amber and other precious woods give it depth.
Some are native to Singapore and others are from elsewhere, but the aromatic blend of molecules used to create ION come from some of the most aromatic species of orchids. These also offer therapeutic qualities and are the miracle plants of nature.
Brassavola nodosa or The-Lady-of-the-Night is an orchid that smells of citrus at night in order to attract its pollinator, the nocturnal moth, and is to be found in the warm climes of Central and Southern America. Each plant has a spectacular display of blooms.
Brassavola digbyana or Digby’s Leafed Laelia is another Central and South American native that is found growing on tree. It bears a single large flower in summer and its scent resembles lemon and lily of the valley.
Catasetum discolor this orchid is found in the depths of South America at a higher altitudes. This species produces 39 compounds of molecules of which the fourteen have been identified and include methyl benzoate, benzyl acetate, and methyl cinnamate. One of its molecules d-carvone resembles rye bread.
Stanhopea tricornis is another South American native that grows on the western slopes of the Andes and its blooms have a jasmine scent.
- grandiflora, S. Reichenbachiana, Cycnoches ventricosu,, C.Warscewizii, C. Loddigesii and C.Chlorochilon, these are all orchids that contain the benzyl acetate molecule that gives their blooms a jasmine scent. They come from various parts of Asia, the Pacific and South America.
Catasetum collare, Catasetum gnomus, Catasetum candida are all found all the way down from Mexico through to Argentina on the South American continent, and on the West Indies. They contain methyl salicilate which imparts its beautiful aroma of wintergreen.
Catasetum roseum (Brazil), Stanhopea saccata (Central America), Gongora quinquenervis (Central and South America) all contain the methyl Cinnimate molecule which resembles the warm smell of cinnamon.
Gongora quinquenervis (from Central and South America) and 8-cineole Stanhopea cirrhata (Nicaragua, Costa Rica and the Pacific Coast of Panama) both have the molecule eugenol that is used to give fragrances a spicy aroma. Stanhopea cirrata also has the 1.8 –cinneole compounds that resemble the scent of Vicks.
Brassovola digbiana, Gongora quinquenervis are the two orchid species that lend their molecule called linalool and presents its scent of rose.
This is the wonderful thing about the molecules of the orchid plant; they can be separated and used individually to create a variety of fragrances in combination with their therapeutic benefits.
ION, the room fragrance by Singapore Memories gets its name from the molecules used to create its notes of brilliant orchids. The bespoke room fragrance makes the perfect corporate gift or souvenir from Singapore.