Blackcurrants were once called “the forbidden fruit,” as people falsely believed that the plant and its delicious berries spread a disease that killed pine trees. Well, turns out, that’s bogus, and now we get to freely indulge in the deliciousness of blackcurrants without feeling like Eve and worrying that we’ll be booted from our own homes for enjoying them! With their earthy, acidic tannic structures, these berries are inherently less sweet than others, which is why they’re often made into jam, to bring out their natural sweetness. And yes, okay, its name is not as cool as its cousin, the gooseberry. But blackcurrants are still super awesome in their own right! A scoop of blackcurrant jam on top of a freshly baked muffin, or a pancake, or a gigantic waffle, is a breakfast we would happily eat. Or, you know, add it to ice cream and eat it for breakfast. There are no rules. If you love mildly sweet, earthy, tannic scents, you’re going to love Blackcurrant.
Scent notes: Blackcurrant jam with undertones of black tea and rosewood