Defined as the red gold of spices, saffron is a very precious raw material because the flower of the crocus sativus from which it is extracted has only three stigmas, and it is from the drying of these that the precious spice is obtained: to produce just one gram of saffron in stigmas, about 150 flowers are needed.
Saffron production is a very meticulous process that still today is done manually on each flower; the main producer worldwide is Iran, but excellent saffron crops also exist in Italy and in many areas of the Mediterranean due to the particularly favorable climate.
The origins of this flower are still uncertain, however, it is speculated that it may be native to some areas of Persia, Greece and Mesopotamia. What we know for sure is that saffron spread and was appreciated throughout the ancient world, and was used in various fields: as a natural dye, to flavor food and even dissolved in water for perfumed solutions. The Romans in particular used to sprinkle crocus sativus flowers on the pavement of squares and public places to perfume them during important public events.
Although today its main use is in cooking, saffron is characterized by an intense and intoxicating fragrance that makes it particularly appreciated for the creation of excellent niche perfumes.
Home fragrances like Safran, where the saffron's roasted and spicy fragrance leads us to discover new nuances of this precious flower. A sophisticated spicy and woody melange immortalizes a new and rare harmony enhanced by oud and incense. Precious raw materials, a triumph of refined notes, for a fragrance that give luxury to the environment it decorates. Ideal for a living area or a bedroom.