Vera Wang Men; A Men's fragrance launched in 2004. A cologne for men for the powerful and confident. The most exciting men's perfume on the market.
Aroma Note: Nutmeg, Anise, Sandalwood and Tobacco
The nutmeg tree is any of several species of trees in genus Myristica. The most important commercial species is Myristica fragrans, an evergreen tree indigenous to the Banda Islands in the Moluccas (or Spice Islands) of Indonesia. This is the only tropical fruit that is the source of two different spices. Several other commercial products are also produced from the trees, including essential oils, extracted oleoresins, and nutmeg butter.
The essential oil is obtained by the steam distillation of ground nutmeg and is used heavily in the perfumery/Vera Wang Men and pharmaceutical industries. The oil is colorless or light yellow and smells and tastes of nutmeg. It contains numerous components of interest to the oleochemical industry, and is used as a natural food flavoring in baked goods, syrups, beverages, sweets etc. It replaces ground nutmeg as it leaves no particles in the food.
The essential oil is also used in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries for instance in tooth paste and as a major ingredient in some cough syrups. In traditional medicine nutmeg and nutmeg oil were used for illnesses related to the nervous and digestive systems. Myristicin in the essential oil is actually not the agent responsible for the hallucinogenic properties of nutmeg oil, the chemical known as Elemicin is a non-toxic, relatively safe psychoactive similar to Mescaline.
Anise is a aniseed which is a flowering plant. This plant is found in the eastern Mediterranean and Southwest Asia. Its flavor has similarities with other spices. Ring-wood is a aniseed tree that can be found in the Australian rainforest.
The leaves are aromatic and has an essential oil that compares to real aniseed, the leave's are used as bush food spice and processed for essential oils, and is known as aniseed myrtle or anise myrtle. The essential oil in anise has a chemical known as anethole. Anethole is a aroma compound that occurs in nature, in essential oils. It contributes to the distinctive flavor of anise and fennel.
Anethole is only slightly soluble in water but exhibits high solubility in ethanol.
Sandalwood oil is an essential oil obtained from the steam distillation of chips and billets cut from the heartwood of the sandalwood tree. Sandalwood oil is used in cologne for men/perfumes, cosmetics, and sacred unguents. Sandalwood essential oil is used in medicine for the treatment of both somatic and mental disorders. A study investigating the effects of inhalation of East Indian sandalwood oil and its main compound, α-santalol, on human physiological parameters found that the compounds elevated pulse rate, skin conductance, and systolic blood pressure.
Solanone is an unsaturated ketone, an organic chemical used as a fragrance. It was discovered in 1967 by Johnson and Nicholson, American tobacconists. It is naturally present in tobacco leaves. As the extraction of natural product is expensive, it is currently being mostly manufactured synthetically.
It is also found in blackcurrant buds. Solanone is used as a cigarette additive. It enhances the fragrance of tobacco, improving the sensoric qualities of cigarettes. It can also compensate the loss of flavor associated to procedures lowering tar content. Sclareolide is a sesquiterpene lactone natural product derived from various plant sources including Salvia sclarea, Salvia yosgadensis, and cigar tobacco.
It is a close analog of sclareol, a plant antifungal compound. It is used as a fragrance in cosmetics, men's perfume and has been more recently marketed as a weight loss supplement, though there is no clinical evidence to support this effect.