Traditionally associated with the Silk Route, the great trade route of the caravans from China to Istanbul and beyond, during the Middle Ages, spices have captured the imagination of the public for centuries.
Their ability to tingle the nostrils, as well as to recall delicious dishes from ethnic cuisines and comfy desserts, such as apple pie, is unsurpassed.
You can find pronounced spicy elements in several fragrance families, from Citrus, to Floral, and Oriental. Spice notes can range from cool (cardamom, anise) to earthy (cumin) to hot (pepper). Many such fragrances will often be a complex blend of all such attributes.
Fragrances that are particularly spicy and piquant can be found here.