Vera Wang Princess; a women's cologne launched in 2006. From a legendary line of perfumes for women. A mysterious ladies perfume.
Aroma Notes: Golden Apricot, Lady Apple, Pink Quava, Water Lily, Wild Tuberose and Tahitian Tiare Flower
Golden Apricot is a tree that ripen from June to July and require slightly less than 300 chill hours(8-13 days exposed to 45 degrees F. or below). This Apricot Tree is self fertile, however production is improved by cross pollination. The Early Golden Apricot tree is an old cultivar that has become a leading commercial favorite in apricot orchards, because of the high sugar content and extra sweet taste. Some gardeners prefer planting the Early Golden Apricot tree, because it bears large fruit, that when ripe, develops that unmistakable fragrance that is unique to apricots and used in Vera Wang Princess women's cologne.
Lady Apple, the red bush apple, is a small under story tree native to open forests and woodland of northern Australia and Papua New Guinea. Leaves are smooth, thick, leathery, broad oval 7.2-19 cm long. Flowers are white with numerous stamens. The edible fruit is flattened-globular, fleshy, prominently ribbed, 3-7 cm long, with a large seed, but the Myrtaceae or Myrtle family are a family of dicotyledon plants, placed within the order Myrtales.
Myrtle, clove, guava, feijoa, allspice, and eucalyptus belong here. All species are woody, with essential oils that are used in Vera Wang Princess perfume, and flower parts in multiples of four or five. One notable character of the family is that the phloem is located on both sides of the xylem, not just outside as in most other plants. The leaves are evergreen, alternate to mostly opposite, simple, and usually with an entire (not toothed) margin.
The flowers have a base number of five petals, though in several genera the petals are minute or absent. The stamens are usually very conspicuous, brightly colored and numerous.
Guavas (singular Guava, English pronunciation: are plants in the Myrtle family (Myrtaceae) genus Psidium (meaning "pomegranate" in Latin), which contains about 100 species of tropical shrubs and small trees. They are native to Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. Guavas are now cultivated and naturalized throughout the tropics and subtropics in Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, subtropical regions of North America, New Zealand and Australia and used in perfume. Quava appears to derive from Arawak guayabo "guava tree", via the Spanish guayaba.
It has been adapted in many European and Asian languages, having a similar form. Guava fruit generally have a pronounced and typical fragrance, similar to lemon rind but less sharp. Guava pulp may be sweet or sour, tasting something between pear and strawberry, off-white ("white" guavas) to deep pink ("red" guavas), with the seeds in the central pulp of variable number and hardness, depending on species. Some are used in Vera Wang Princess perfumes for women.
Blue Egyptian water lily or sacred blue lily, is a water-lily. In modern culture, blue lotus flowers are used to make various concoctions including blue lotus tea, wine and martinis. Recipes for such drinks involve steeping or soaking the petals, about 10–20 grams for up to three weeks. Blue lotus 'tea' is prepared by boiling the entire flower for 10–20 minutes.
Recent studies have shown it to have mild psycho-active properties. It may have been used as a sacrament in ancient Egypt and certain ancient South American cultures. Eating Blue Lotus can act as a mild sedative. Nymphaea caerulea is distantly related to, and possesses similar activity to Nelumbo nucifera, the Sacred Lotus.
Both Nymphaea caerulea and Nelumbo nucifera contain the alkaloids nuciferine and aporphine.The mildly sedating effects of Nymphaea caerulea makes it a likely candidate (among several) for the lotus plant eaten by the mythical Lotohagi in Homer's Odyssey. This lotus is used to produce perfumes since ancient times. Used in aromatherapy, it is purported to have a "divine" essence, bringing heightened awareness and tranquility.
Tuberose is related to the agaves, extracts of which are used as a middle note in Vera Wang Princess ladies perfume/perfumery. The common name derives from the Latin tuberosa, meaning swollen or tuberous in reference to its root system. Polianthes means "many flowers" in Greek. In Mexican Spanish the flower is called nardo or vara de San José, which means ‘St. Joseph’s staff’.
The tuberose is a night-blooming plant thought to be native to Mexico along with every other species of Polianthes. It grows in elongated spikes up to 45 cm (18 in) long that produce clusters of fragrant waxy white flowers that bloom from the bottom towards the top of the spike. It has long, bright green leaves clustered at the base of the plant and smaller, clasping leaves along the stem. Members of the closely related genus Manfreda are often called "tuberoses".
In the Philippines, the plant is also known as azucena, and while once associated with funerals it is now used in floral arrangements.
Tahitian Gardenia or Tiaré Flower is a species of plant in the Rubiaceae family. It is an evergreen tropical shrub that grows to 4 m tall, it has glossy dark green leaves (5–16 cm long) that are oppositely arranged along the stem. The flower is creamy white, pinwheel-shaped with 5 to 9 lobes (each lobe 2–4 cm long) and very fragrant. Native to the highland shores of the South Pacific, it has the distinction of being one of the few cultivated plants native to Polynesia.
It is the national flower of French Polynesia and the Cook Islands. The name Tahitian Gardenia is somewhat a misnomer because it is neither native nor naturalized in Tahiti. The first acceptable scientific name for the plant was based on Tahitian specimens collected by Jules Dumont d'Urville in 1824. Hence the scientific name of Gardenia taitensis, and the English name of Tahitian Gardenia or Tiaré Flower.
It was first collected in Tahiti, by the Forsters on Captain Cook's first Pacific voyage (1768–1771), although it was misidentified as Gardenia Florida. The plant originates from Melanesia and Western Polynesia. It is an aboriginal introduction to the Cook Islands and French Polynesia and possibly Hawaii. Polynesian people in the pacific islands use the extremely fragrant blooms in their flower necklaces, which are called "Ei" in the Cook Islands, "Hei" in Tahiti or "Lei" in Hawaii.
In some Pacific island traditions, wearing a flower indicates relationship status. A flower worn on the left ear means the person is taken and on the right ear means available. The plant is believed to have medicinal properties to treat several ailments. In Tonga a bark infusion is dripped into the nose, eyes and mouth to treat "ghost sickness".
In Samoa parts of the plant are used to treat inflammation. The flower is used to make Monoi Tiare Tahiti, a perfume-oil made by infusing the blossoms in coconut oil and are used in Vera Wang Princess. Tiare is also used in niche perfumery but its prohibitively high cost excludes use in commercial perfumery. The Tiare flowers get great reviews and are hand picked and then laid unopened in oil for 15 days to obtain the extract.