Top Perfumes with linden blossom

This time of year, linden plants in the Northern Hemisphere are in bloom. The linden tree is a romantic aspect with its fragrant fuzzy yellow flowers and heart-shaped dazzling inexperienced leaves. And you can see why people sing about it when you walk down a street lined with linden trees: you’re suddenly enveloped in a cloud of earthy, sweet perfume that fits just over your head.

It’s lovely to use as a fragrance, a medicinal plant, a tea, and to attract bees for honey with a strong perfume. Someone approached me while I was going along a street dotted with linden trees in our neighborhood this week and asked why we were photographing the trees.

I explained, but I doubt many people realize what they’re smelling and why there’s sap on the ground when strolling down a linden tree avenue.


img_7733 A linden tree in an avenue in our neighborhood, showing the honeydew on the leaves and the blossoms. (Photo by MF O’Brien, 2019)

What is the linden tree?

Tilia is a genus of about 30 species of shrubs or shrubs indigenous to much of the temperate Northern Hemisphere. The linden as we know it is most likely a Tilia species. The genus is known in the United Kingdom as “lime” or “linden,” while it is known in North America as “linden,” “lime,” or “basswood.”

Despite the name and perfume similarity, this tree is not related to the citrus fruit tree known as “lime.” The name “linden” comes from the old English “lithe” and the German “lind,” both of which signifies “to be lenient and yielding.”

Tilia shrubs are attacked by a variety of insects. When you go past the bushes in the Spring, you’ll see smears of something sticky on the ground below – as well as on the automobiles parked beneath the shrubs.

Aphids, in particular, are drawn to the abundant sap supply and are sometimes “farmed” by ants for the production of the sap that the ants obtain, with the result being a leaking of more sap onto lower branches and leaves, as well as the rest below.

Cars parked under the bushes can quickly become coated in a film of this pouring syrup (known as “honeydew” – what a lovely name considering what it is).

img_7731-2Looking up into a blooming linden tree on our neighborhood’s linden tree avenue. (2019 photo by MF O’Brien) To the Germans, the linden tree has always been a deeply symbolic and sacred tree.

The most famous boulevard in Berlin, Germany, is Unter den Linden (which translates to “under the linden trees”), despite the fact that many of the linden trees planted there were damaged during WWII and restored in the 1950s. The linden is known as the “tree of lovers” in the German tradition.

unter_den_linden_im_herbst Unter den Linden Street, Berlin, in Autumn (Image:

Perfumes with linden blossom

If you like the honeyed, fresh, and somewhat musky aroma of linden blossoms, you might like to try one of these linden-blossom-based scents. Many fragrances include the terms “linden” or “linden blossom” in their descriptions, although they do not contain a specific extract of linden blossoms or the bloom of the tilia tree.

This could be because, while the blooms smell sweet, honey-like, green, and herbaceous, they don’t smell like oranges, lemons, or limes, and the tree isn’t linked to the citrus fruit tree, the actual lime tree.

The linden (or lime) flower is prominent in L’Ete en Douce (L’Artisan Parfumeur), Debut (Parfums DelRae), Eau de Ciel (Annick Goutal), and French Lime Blossom (Annick Goutal) in addition to the perfumes mentioned below (Jo Malone).

Tilleul by Parfums D’Orsay


Tilleul Eau de Toilette by Parfums D’Orsay Paris Parfums D’Orsay, a French fragrance business, was established in Paris in 1830. The company’s president, Jacques Guérin, an 80-year-old descendent of Jeanne-Louise Guérin, who bought the company in 1916, resigned in 1982, and the company began to collapse. (As a result, their fragrances are occasionally offered as collectibles.)

It had a brief comeback in the 1990s, and Marie Huet, a perfumer who resurrects vintage home products, purchased the model in 2007.

The model was revamped in 2018, and access to the website is now restricted to those who provide an email address. Tilleul (“tilleul” in French simply means “lime”) was launched in 1955, followed by Toiletries Tilleul in 1958, Tilleul Friction de Nuit in 1999, and Tilleul Pour La Nuit in 2012. The center notes of the most recent edition, Tilleul De La Nuit, are lime “linden” blossom and thyme.

Jelisaveta HRH Princess Elizabeth for Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia


“Jelisaveta HRH Princes Elizabeth” fragrance Jelisaveta HRH Princess Elizabeth is the second perfume developed for Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia. The first perfume is solely known as “E”. Perfumer Sophia Grojsman designed Jelisaveta HRH Princess Elizabeth for Princess Elizabeth in 2002. The translation of the website of HRH Princess Elizabeth states: “Princess Elizabeth opened a new, exciting chapter in her life thanks to the success of her second perfume, to which she gave her Serbian name “Jelisaveta”.

This is a fascinatingly completely different fragrance, destined for fulfillment, and it’s good distinction to the classical class and class of the primary fragrance, “E”. Like the spring sky without a cloud, “Jelisaveta” will cheer you up. This new, divine expertise will delight you with the scents of orange blossom, lime in bloom and jasmine.

The last composition is so female, so gently seductive that every one princesses will fall in love with it.” This fragrance can nonetheless be present in specialist boutiques and retailers – it has turn into fairly uncommon.

Unter den Linden Natural Perfume by April Aromatics

unter-den-linden_reflection “Unter den Linden Natural Perfume” by April Aromatics Unter den Linden Natural Perfume (the German “unter den Linden” means “under the linden trees”) by April Aromatics, was developed by perfumer Tanja Bochnig. It is described as; “..a linden blossom absolute extract from France and linden blossom CO2 [carbon dioxide] extract from Bulgaria mixed with Magnolia flowers and a hint of citrus in a base of organic grain alcohol, creates this delicate fragrance with a beautiful, light, powdery, sweetly-floral scent.”


Linden Eau de Parfum by Margot Elena

library-of-flowers-linden-perfume-front Library of Flowers – “Linden Eau de Parfum”, by Margot Elena Linden Eau de Parfum, launched in 2013, by Margot Elena, has a top be aware of linden blossom, a center be aware of narcissus and a base be aware of clover honey. The fragrance is a part of their Library of Flowers range, from their Small Batch Perfumery.

Margot Elena’s website features in all probability the prettiest names and packaging I’ve seen for perfumes for a long time. Every product is evocative and has an attention-grabbing story.



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