Ivy

lat. Araliaceae

Group: GREENS, HERBS AND FOUGERES

Ivy Araliaceae
Ivy Araliaceae
Ivy Araliaceae
Odor profile: cool green note with a slightly spicy aspect, very refreshing in a blend


Ivy
, also known as Hedera helix, is an evergreen climbing or ground-creeping woody plant of the family Araliaceae. Native to Europe and temperate Asia, this plant is also called English ivy and its name originates from the Old English ifig, even though the original meaning of this world is lost.


Ivy is probably the most popular house and wall vine, and claimed to be the only plant that does not make walls damp. The fibers found on its stem attach themselves against any kind of surface they run to. In most cases, ivy climbs up the bark of trees, brickwork or stones. This is why some of old common names for ivy in Britain include "Bindwood" and "Lovestone."

As a plant that carries its life throughout the winter, and grows strong and green even on a hilly, rocky and infertile land, ivy has always been intriguing to the ancients of all cultures. In ancient Roman tradition, ivy was dedicated to Bacchus (and his Greek counterpart Dionysus), god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine. This god was often depicted wearing a wreath woven of ivy and grapevines, as the ancients believed that wearing a wreath of ivy leaves prevents alcohol intoxication. Being so tightly bound to wood, earth or stone, ivy was also regarded as a symbol of fidelity among the ancient Greeks. During wedding ceremonies, the newlyweds were crowned with ivy-wreaths as a symbol of devotion and marital fidelity.

The magical powers of this herb have been preserved in many ancient inscriptions. Mid-century writings teach us that ivy guards against negative powers and all kinds of hazards. This plant is so tightly connected to virtue and prosperity that in England they used to believe that ivy does not grow on a grave of a soul that is unhappy in its afterlife.

Ivy was often carried by women to attract good fortune, and used for love charms. A timeworn belief from Old England says that a young girl makes a powerful love charm by pressing a leaf of ivy against her heart and repeating: "Ivey, Ivey I love you, In my bosom I put you, The first young man who speaks to me, My future husband he shall be".

The name "ivy" has also been used as a common name for a number of other unrelated plants, including the infamous poison ivy, Toxicodendron radicans, which is not a true ivy.

The common ivy, used in perfumery, doesn’t have this darker side. Its fruits are bitter in taste and only moderately toxic to humans. Still, they provide an excellent source of food for many birds including blackcaps, and woodpigeons. The fragrant soul of the berries comes to life when they’re rubbed. It emanates an aromatic and slightly resinous fragrance, lending a fresh and green soul to the composition. The note of ivy belongs to lively herbal notes, offering a breath of freshness and dressing the composition in the veil of green.

A fresh and optimistic, very intensive interpretation of the green ivy note is found in the Lolita Lempicka fragrance. Ivy, which is also a symbol of this house, here states from a tag line: "I cling or else I die.”

Smell ivy in Boston Ivy by D.S. & Durga and Marc Jacobs Ivy. Real ivy essence you can find in the botanical perfume Hedera helix by Roxana Illuminated Perfume.

 


Author: Marina Milojević (Mary)
Fragrantica Writer, Translator & Editor

 

 

 


 

 

Ivy Perfumes

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Ivy Demeter Fragrance
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Poison Ivy Demeter Fragrance
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Hedera L`Erbolario
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Life Circle Leaf Oriflame
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Lolita Lempicka Lolita Lempicka
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La Feuille Miller Harris
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Eau de Lierre Diptyque
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Hedera helix Roxana Illuminated Perfume
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Replay Your Fragrance! Refresh for Him Replay
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Boston Ivy D.S. & Durga
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Ti Amo: Margherita Hilde Soliani
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The Vert YanFroloff Perfumer
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A Capella Dear Rose
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Baccante Alkemia Perfumes
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Il Giardino Pantheon Roma
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Stones Atelier de Geste
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Eau de Camille Annick Goutal
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Replay Your Fragrance! for Him Replay
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Truly Unique Avon
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Wild Angelica Petite Cologne Thymes
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Simple Elements Meadow Dew Avon
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DKNY Men Donna Karan
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Topiary Royal Apothic
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Ca' Luna Acqua di Biella
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Acqua di Colonia Del Ponte L`Erbolario
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Her Henry Cotton`s
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Pentachords Verdant Tauer Perfumes
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Fleur de Figuer Molinard
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The Black Tower Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
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Kapsule Floriental Karl Lagerfeld
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Homme Nature Yves Rocher
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Paul Smith Story Paul Smith
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Snow Pearl Fleur de Sante
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XO Victoria Victoria`s Secret
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Diamond Princess Trina
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Lingerie Silhouette Eclectic Collections
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Peony & Moss Jo Malone London
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Secrets of Love Ricarda M.
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Euphoria Essence Men Calvin Klein
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Amor Amor Tentation Cacharel
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Antonia Puredistance
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Desiderata Alkemia Perfumes
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B. United Jeans Man Benetton
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Illicit Billy Jealousy
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Heart Herbalife
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Sag Harbor Bond No 9
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Rose Rebelle Respawn A Lab on Fire
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Royal Oud Parfums Regine
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Des Lys Annick Goutal
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Sander for Men Jil Sander
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L'Infante Divine
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Camaheu Maison Gabriella Chieffo
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Mythique Parfums DelRae
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Lily Beach Jacques Zolty
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The Soft Lawn Imaginary Authors
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Gothic Bluebell Union
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Rose Tattoo Neil Morris
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Vert Pivoine Histoires de Parfums
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Gramercy Park Bond No 9
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Rock The Ages Lily of the Valley & Ivy Jo Malone London
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Flowers Gilles Cantuel
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Energetic Aromatic by Annie Buzantian Mercedes-Benz
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The Ghost Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
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Weekend for Men Burberry
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Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin Lolita Lempicka
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Dream Angels Heavenly Victoria`s Secret
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Forever and Ever Dior Christian Dior
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Sunflowers Summer Bloom Elizabeth Arden
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D&G Dolce&Gabbana
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Amazingreen Comme des Garcons
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Metaboles Ys-Uzac
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Maserati Centennial Polo Tour La Martina
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Fleur de Bambu Il Profvmo
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Nuage Faberlic
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J`Adore Anniversaire en Or Christian Dior
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M Moi Mauboussin
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Starring Avon
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Rose Lumiere Armand Basi
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Imperial Jade Agatha
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No 3 Victorio & Lucchino
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Rosa Noir MOR
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Lilith Callaghan
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Midnight Lolita Lempicka
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Illusions Noires Au Masculin Eau de Minuit Lolita Lempicka
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