Pineapple – the fresh and sweet fruity note that leaves you dreaming of distant shores and tropical bliss

Fresh and juicy, pineapples are the first fruit that comes to your mind when you think of a tropical food (or anything tropical for that matter). Embracing the beautiful sun rays and gathering irresistible exotic sweetness, pineapples are a fruit that reminds us of passionate summer nights and romantic exotic escapes.


Pineapples, also known as “Ananas comosus”, originate from South America (somewhere between Brazil and Paraguay). Columbus was the one who found pineapples on the island of Guadeloupe and he brought some of them to Spain. From there, the tasty pineapple made its way to the Philippines, Hawaii, Zimbabwe, and Guam (thanks to the Spanish), to Brazil and India (thanks to the Portuguese) and to the rest of Europe (thanks to the Dutch).

Nowadays, pineapples are sold all over the world with canned pineapples being less expensive than the fresh fruit. Costa Rica is responsible for the biggest production of pineapples, followed by the Philippines, Brazil, Thailand, and India.

The word pineapple (ananas) comes from the word “nanas” which means “excellent fruit”. We can’t agree more with this comparison! The English name pineapple was given to the “excellent fruit” by European explorers, who found a resemblance between pineapples and pine cones and, since the fruit was edible (and tasty), they put pine and apple together, and, voila, we have a pineapple!

Interesting facts about pineapples:

  • Pineapples are traditionally served during the Chinese New Year as they represent good luck, prosperity, good fortune and gambling luck in particular!
  • Pineapples are pretty stubborn when it comes to growing and ripening – it takes 3 years for a pineapple to start giving fruits and it only produces one fruit per year.
  • Planting your own pineapple is easy – you just have to cut off the top of a pineapple and plant it (leaves on top) in soil. The bad news is you’ll have to wait for a whole year to see the fruit of your labor…
  • Pineapples do not ripen after being harvested, so there is really no need to wait for a few days before you come back from the store with your pineapple to enjoy its taste – it won’t get any riper.
  • If you come upon an unripe pineapple, do not eat it as it can be poisonous.
  • Pineapples can affect the taste of your… bodily fluids. Even though there are other foods that claim to do the same, pineapple has the strongest effect of them all. If you are wondering what this effect is, well, it makes you taste… sweeter.
  • The enzyme Bromelain, found in pineapples, is very famous for breaking down proteins, which means you can use pineapple juice as a meat tenderizer!

Health and beauty benefits of pineapples:

  • Loaded with vitamin C, pineapples are your greatest weapon against colds, coughs, and different flu-like conditions. Their hidden power is the enzyme Bromelain which loosens mucus, suppresses coughs, has anti-inflammatory features, and helps digestion.
  • Rich in alpha-hydroxy acids, freshly squeezed pineapple juice makes the perfect anti-aging and anti-wrinkle face and neck mask. Just apply it directly on the skin and wash off after 5-6 minutes.
  • You can minimize the appearance of the dreadful dark spots by topically applying pineapple juice (or rubbing the affected spots with a freshly cut pineapple slice).
  • Pineapple juice turns out to be a powerful acne fighter taking you one step closer to a clear complexion. You can thank Bromelain and vitamin C for that.
  • Drinking pineapple juice or eating pineapples is equally effective for your beauty as it helps the body synthesize collagen, firm skin’s best friend.
  • If you want to have beautiful nails that never crack and soft (almost invisible) cuticles, then pineapple should be the top product on your grocery list.
  • Rich in a whole plethora of micronutrients like vitamin A, C, B6, folate, copper, phosphorous, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, and thiamine, pineapple is good not only for your beauty but for your health as well.
  • If you are suffering from gum issues, eating fresh pineapples will help you by strengthening your gums (which can even prevent potential heart disease).

In the world of perfumery, the pineapple note is often used as a top note thanks to its freshness and sweetness. Some perfumes also feature it as a heart note when combined with other fruity and floral notes. A subtype of the pineapple note is the pineapple blossom note which is very rarely used and also finds its place in the top perfume notes. Pineapple perfume note goes very well with the following notes: bamboo, lily of the valley, passionflower, jasmine, raspberry, musk, cedar, cashmere, pink pepper, iris, lemon, patchouli, vetiver, bergamot, sandalwood, vanilla, lime, amber, and tonka beans among others.

In our online store you can find a range variety of men’s and women’s perfumes with the note pineapple in them. Here are some of them:

Do you have a favorite perfume with the note pineapple in it? Share it with us in the comments below!

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