An Ode to Apricots
Dear thirsty readers… no pun intended, but who doesn’t love a juicy apricot?
The sweet tropical fragrance of apricot is one of the world’s most traditional scents to date. These fuzzy, pungent, floral fruits transport you back to the Mediterranean coast amidst paradise. Plus, it's a celebrity favorite, as documented in our not your ordinary Page 6.
Take a deep dive into these astounding facts of one of our most beloved scents: Apricot.
(Especially on #NationalApricotDay)
Apricots were cultivated before the age of written language, originating from Armenia dating back to 3,000 BCE.
During his travels, Alexander the Great favored the fruit so intently that he brought back dozens to the Mediterranean, which soon blossomed in popularity in part of the new world and heavily sought after in well-traveled trade routes.
These precious fruits were considered a sentient luxury during the Roman empire, known as the ‘golden apple’ for their vibrant color, scent, and exclusivity to the wealthy.
Apricots are part of the rosacea or rose family, similar-looking in size to a plum or peach, which also buds flowers and fragrances most potent near the coast.
The Apricot is one of the six most yielding fruits globally, next to bananas, mangos, and strangely enough… tomatoes!
Apricots contain two different recipes for scents, one tangy and sweet, which includes the edible portions of the apricot, and another more bitter and dense, which contains extracts from the kernel or more commonly known as the ‘pit.’
In pop culture, apricots, akin to peaches, have been much popularized for their infamous emoji, which, to some in visibly accurate proportions, represents the perfect derriere.