You think that civet is a little stinky girl and you would never put an animalic scent on your skin? How if you put something similar in your mouth and find the paradise?
Meet Durio zibethinus, a tropical fruit called durian - the epiphany of delicious stink! Every aspect that in our society is called stink - dirty socks, egg, garlic, rotten onion, etc - is inside. It's powerful and disgraceful for some, unbearable for many. You love or hate it like some well known perfumes. When you taste this fruit from South East Asia you have a strange sensation. It's strong, delicious, sweet, milky, buttery, almond and with a sensual texture in the mouth. In terms of sensorial experience it's a "Luca Turin fruit" (his work with strong, unusual molecules and smells). Inside, more than 43 sulphur-containing constituents and Firmenich found that molecules like ethyl (Z,Z)-, (E,Z)- and (E,E)-deca-2,4-dienoates, ethyl (3Z,6Z)-decadienoate and the ethyl (E,Z,Z)- and (E,E,Z)-decatrienoates contribute significantly to the fruity aspect of the unusual flavor. Durian does produce pretty high amount of calories. Some claimed that it can be the body "warmer" and act as an " aphrodisiac fruit".
Like truffle, it can be imagined in a fragrance. Why do I think again of Tom Ford and his description of Black Orchid?
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