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MUGUET: a French symbol of spring

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The muguet, also known as lily of the valley, is a flower of great importance in the world of perfumery due to its sweet green scent. Its fresh floral notes provide the perfumer’s palette with spring sensations that bring whoever who discovers it to wide fields of grass, dew and wild plants.

A native of Eurasia that represents spring in France, the history of this bell-shaped flower has mingled with that of humanity and particularly with the European folklore for centuries.

In France, it is an ancient custom to give it to friends and relatives as a symbol of health and prosperity. The origin of this tradition goes back to the 16th century, when according to some accounts, the king Charles IX of France received a bouquet of these flowers as a present from Louis de Girard de Maisonforte. The monarch would thenceforward fall into de habit of giving bouquets of muguet to the ladies of his courts every spring.

At Destilerías Muñoz Gálvez we develop fragrances with muguet chords for various applications ranging from air fresheners to detergency, turning this emblem of spring into the protagonist of countless compositions which intend to evoke nature, wild flowers and feelings of purity and freedom.