At Zaharoff, it's very important to us to be transparent about the ingredients we use.

ALCHOOL: Denatured alcohol serves as both a carrier and to modify the fragrance intensity making the application to the skin easier. Concentration of alcohol to perfume oils varies by concentration of the end product (parfum, eau de parfum, etc.).

BLEND: The harmonious mixture of perfume ingredients.

BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene): A paraben-free preservative.

CI (Followed by Number): Naturally derived, non-toxic colorants.
DRY: A sensation produced by perfume oil ingredients that give a woody, masculine effect.

DRY DOWN: The final phase of a fragrance—the Bottom Note—the character which appears several hours after application.

ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE (EHMC): Sunscreen ingredient used to protect fragrance deterioration by absorbing harmful UV rays.

ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE: Sunscreen ingredient used to protect fragrance deterioration by absorbing harmful UV rays.

EAU DE PARFUM: Contains 15-18% of perfume oil mixed with an 80% grade alcohol.

ESSENTIAL OIL: The “essence” of botanicals obtained by distillation of plant materials including flowers, grass, stems, seeds, leaves, roots, bark, fruits, tree moss and tree secretions.

Black Pepper

An intensely-fragrant oil from the Piper nigrum vine that delivers a fresh, sparkling burst of heat to the top note of a fragrance. Black pepper has been variously referred to as ‘the King of Spices’, and it’s been used for over 4000 years in the for Ayurvedic medicinal purposes, and traded since the Roman empire, when the ‘spice routes’ to China and India opened up.


Aromatic Benefits: Stimulating, energizing, empoweringAroma: Crisp, hints of green, peppercorn
Country of Origin: Zanzibar

Blond Cedar

A characteristic, clean, balsamic fragrance oil. It is a genus of coniferous trees in the plant family Pinaceae, native to the mountains of Himalaya, the Mediterranean, and the southern east coast of the US. The oil is one of the oldest ingredients used in perfumery. Blonde Cedar has a distinctive soft woody scent, not as strong as Cedar or Red Cedar, that blends perfectly as a middle note with Sandalwood.

Aromatic Benefits: Happiness, spiritual, sedative
Aroma: Sweet, soft, fresh, woody
Country of Origin: Virginia, USA

Blue Cypress

An essential oil—fresh and sweet with notes of both citrus and cedar—distilled from the wood of the Blue Cypress tree (Callitris intratropica). It is a stunning, shade of azure blue (the only other blue essential oils are German chamomile and Blue Tansy) and is also known as ‘Blue Gold’.

Aromatic Benefits: Calming, eases stress, elevates spiritual awareness
Aroma: Fresh, earthy, fruity/lemony notes
Country of Origin: Provence, France

Cardamom

A spicy, eucalyptus-like fragrance from the seeds of the tall, reed-like perennial shrub (Elletaria cardamomum). Cardamom was used in some of the unguents of ancient Egypt and was listed by Theophrastus in about 300 BC as one of the principal fragrant plants used in Greek perfumes. It was also among the raw materials of the early Arab perfume makers.

Aromatic Benefits: Soothing, grounding, invigorating, refreshing
Aroma: Sweet, spicy, woody undertones
Country of Origin: Guatemala

Fir Balsam

Fir Balsam oil is from the Balsam Evergreen Fir (Abies balsamea), a tree Native to Eastern and Central Canada. Fir Balsam essential oil has been used for centuries for its rich, woody, refreshing scent, much like that of fresh pine needles.

Aromatic Benefits: Soothing, grounding, invigorating, refreshing
Aroma: Soft, sweet resin-balsamic like, forest
Country of Origin: Canada

Florentine Iris

Also known as Orris Oil, Florentine Iris (Iris germanica) is a white flower that has a warm, violet-like fragrance. It has been used for hundreds of years in traditional medicine, meditation and aromatherapy. The flower symbolism associated with the iris is faith, cherished friendship, hope, promise in love and wisdom.

Aromatic Benefits: Calming, soothing, tranquility, joy, love
Aroma: Pure, fresh, light
Country of Origin: Italy

Ginger Root

An exotic, spicy, uplifting and tingling oil native to India from the Ginger family (Zingiberaceae) Ginger Root dates all the way back to the times of Confucius. It has been treasured for thousands of years in medicine and aromatherapy to rejuvenate and stimulate high spirits and instill a sense of euphoria.

Aromatic Benefits: Gentle, stimulating, warming
Aroma: Spicy, sharp, lemony pepper
Country of Origin: India

Lavander

An oil extracted from the purple flower buds, Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)—the most popular essential oil—is from the mint family and is known for its beauty and sweet aroma. Ancient Romans, Greeks, Egyptians and Indians employed the oil for its medicinal and therapeutic qualities. The benefits of lavender essential oil include, but aren’t limited to alleviating stress and anxiety, improving cognitive function and memory, improving sleep quality, and eliminating tension.

Aromatic Benefits: Calming, relaxing, balancing.
Aroma: Floral, complex-sweet & refreshing
Country of Origin: Southern France

Myrrh

An oil extracted from the purple flower buds, Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)—the most popular essential oil—is from the mint family and is known for its beauty and sweet aroma. Ancient Romans, Greeks, Egyptians and Indians employed the oil for its medicinal and therapeutic qualities. The benefits of lavender essential oil include, but aren’t limited to alleviating stress and anxiety, improving cognitive function and memory, improving sleep quality, and eliminating tension.

Aromatic Benefits: Calming, relaxing, balancing.
Aroma: Floral, complex-sweet & refreshing
Country of Origin: Southern France

Oud

An ancient and sacred oil from the Aquilaria tree (Aquilaria malaccensis), it is sometimes referred to as 'Liquid Gold' for its complex structure that brings remarkable depth to a fragrance blend. Oud Oil has been used in traditional Chinese medicine, and valued by many alternative medicinal practitioners in Ayurveda, Tibetan and Arabic medicine. It is mentioned in the Bible, the Koran, Upanishads and stories of the Buddha and said to carry one's prayers to the heavens. Its provocative scent emerges only when the tree emits a healing sap in response to the attack of fungus causing the bark to turn a brownish-black color. When this occurs, the distilled wood becomes intensely rich and fragrant. For more information on sustainability

Aromatic Benefits: Uplifting, revitalizing, balancing, sexual
Aroma: Intensely rich, warm and herbaceous
Country of Origin: Indonesia

Patchouli

A unique, cedar-like fragrance oil with spicy undertones from the dried and fermented leaves of the mint-like plant Patchouli (Pogostemon patchouli), which grows in Malaysia and Indonesia. Patchouli first became known in Europe early in the 19th century, when shawls scented with it were sent to Europe from India and became very fashionable. It is still used in the East to scent fine clothing and linen.

Aromatic Benefits: Relaxing, mentally clarifying, rejuvenating
Aroma: Sweet, deep, rich, spicy
Country of Origin: Indonesia

Pimento Leaves

An essential oil having a scent resembling cloves with a touch of nutmeg and cubebs from the leaves of the Pimento tree (Amonis jamarcensis), also known as the Allspice tree or Jamaican Pepper tree. The oil is also known as Wild Pimento Oil.

Aromatic Benefits: Relaxing, mentally clarifying, rejuvenating
Aroma: Spicy, warming, rich
Country of Origin: Jamaica

Sandal Wood

A deep, soft, sweet-woody balsamic scent extracted from the Australian Santal tree, also called the Lanceleaf Sandalwood tree (Santalum lanceolatum). One of the oldest known perfume materials, with at least 4000 years of uninterrupted use, Sandalwood is used as traditional incense, as a cosmetic, and perfume all over the East. For more information on sustainability

Aromatic Benefits: Grounding, stabilizing
Aroma: Woody, silky, smooth, rich
Country of Origin: Australia
SIGNATURE:

The ethereal mark of a fragrance that makes a distinct impression on those who encounter it.