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Mixing with the nose - Perfumes & Cocktails
There are many common grounds to the art of perfumery and mixing cocktails alchemy. many bartenders and cocktail developers are learning perfumery to improved their sensorial skills. Come check all about it in this article!
Back in 2008 I wrote about fragrances that had alcoholic notes in their compositions, or were inspired by cocktails. (for the article click HERE - in Portuguese).
The most common beverage scents found in these perfumes are: champagne, rum, whisky, tequila, gin, martini, vodka and cognac. Than you have the trendy ones such as caipirinha, mojito, curacao etc...
Most recently we have seen the other way around - cocktails inspired by fragrances.
Remember when Cosmopolitan became famous because the girls of Sex in the City drank it? Maybe this was the starting point to bring back the cocktail popularity, or maybe the Mad Men TV series brought them back. Fact is there are many common grounds to the art of perfumery and mixing cocktails alchemy. Many famous bar tenders are applying both arts to create amazing drinks, or being trained by professional perfumers to extend their knowledge in scents and aroma combinations.
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