Saffron is a spice that is grown from the Crocus sativus flower. Crocus is a genus in the Iridaceae family, the Iris family of flowers. Saffron is the dried stigmas, or threads, of the purple Crocus flower.

Native to Greece and Southwest Asia, saffron is largely cultivated today in Iran, Spain, Greece, and India. Saffron from Spain’s La Mancha region is considered among the finest in the world.

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Purple Crocus flowers

In ancient times and today, saffron is used medicinally, in cooking, in dying fabrics, and in perfumery. The Egyptian queen Cleopatra is said to have used saffron in her baths to increase pleasure in lovemaking.

Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world because it must be harvested by hand and requires more than 75,000 threads from the Crocus flower to equal one pound of it. High demand and limited production add to its high cost.

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Saffron Threads

Saffron’s scent profile is leathery, sensual, and earthy. It is aromatic, warm, and a touch bittersweet. Saffron is an incredibly desirable note in perfumery and makes some of the best fragrances for women and men.

The warmth of saffron is a force to be reckoned with in perfumery. Its unique blend of deep components, along with its quality of being a crucial spice agent, makes it the ultimate sexy fragrance for women. The best part is, Harvey Prince has fallen in love with this spice and has come up with a luxury perfume we know you’ll love!

For saffron-like fragrances, Harvey Prince recommends Yogini perfume for its deeply sensual scent. Notes of aromatic sandalwood, Egyptian myrrh, incense, and cardamom blend with sweet star jasmine, rose petals, and lily of the valley to yield an uplifting and soothing fragrance — the best relaxing perfume for women.

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It’s no coincidence that Harvey Prince named Yogini perfume after the practice of yoga. Both have restorative and relaxing properties that are loved by women around the world! You don’t have to hit the yoga mat and do a downward dog to free your spirit and calm your mind. Just apply a spritz of YoginiYogini is crafted in the USA with the finest natural ingredients and best essential oils, plus it’s 100% cruelty free, vegan and gluten-free. Where else but Harvey Prince would you be able to find high-quality, luxury perfumes for women that are also eco-conscious?!

Browse out Harvey Prince’s Online Store  to find the best perfumes for you. From spicy to sweet, woody to gourmand, we offer a range of the best fragrances for women and men, whatever your mood!