Knowledge One of the single-ingredient scent concepts for bath and body, Baie Rose, or pink pepper, is a mild and rosy fragrance with fresh herbal notes.
The Peruvian peppertree (Schinus Molle) is an evergreen tree with oily leaves, bright yellow flowers and clusters of pink fruit. The leaves have a peppery scent when crushed, but it’s the fruit that is used as an ingredient in perfumery. Baie rose means ‘pink berry’ in French and although the berries are commonly known as pink peppercorns, they’re not related to pepper. The scent belongs to the floral family and is often used as a top-note ingredient in contemporary fragrances. The mild piquancy of its opening and the slow reveal of its rosy and herbal facets add freshness to classic perfume accords with floral, woody and citrus notes. Native to tropical and subtropical South America, the Peruvian peppertree grows as a shrub in dry elevations near the Equator, but it prefers well-drained soils in full sun where it can reach tree size.