The artist Azuma Makoto contrasts wild roots with perfect blossoms in his ‘Undersurface Flower’ compositions.
Azuma is a Japanese flower artist who pioneered the genre of the ‘botanical sculpture’.
Here at Pairfum London we like how he draws attention to ‘roots’.
In perfumery, ‘roots’ are a frequently used source of natural fragrance ingredients that is regularly underestimated.
For example ‘Orris’, is a root that has a wonderful olfactive profile:
powdery, resembling violet, slightly stemy and woody.
More commonly known roots used for extracting essential oils are ‘Angelica’, ‘Ginger’ and ‘Vetiver’.
Have a look at the perfumes in the Pairfum Collection to see how we use ‘roots’ in our fragrances.