The aromatic composition of Regenerating Hand Cream

Interview with Jörg Zimmermann

A special fragrance is created for each and every Dr. Hauschka product. Our in-house perfume specialist, Jörg Zimmermann, only works with purely natural fragrances from essential oils. We do not use synthetic chemical fragrances whatsoever.

Discover what inspired Jörg when developing the composition for Regenerating Hand Cream.

What role does fragrance play for you in a skin care product?

I sometimes compare the un-fragranced cream to a blank canvas. This acts as the ground where ‘Heaven’ and ‘Earth’ meet. Life already exists but the enlivening element is only added by the fragrance. The relationship that we build with the fragrance is often such a close one that it creates a certain sense of yearning. I ask myself what this cream needs and what I can do to give it a special personality. I wanted to take all of the things already contained in the basic composition of Regenerating Hand Cream and use positive synergies to enhance and sublimate them; to use the fragrance to extend beyond the product and enthuse. The fragrance gives the Hand Cream its own, unmistakeable language.

Is the fragrance meant to trigger something specific?

I’d instead say that it’s a motif that I want to make perceptible. Ideas, experiences and olfactory memories come together to form sensations and a certain atmosphere. Just as a sensory experience is made up of many different facets, a fragrance expresses a new material character through its novel combination of essential oils. I deploy my experience, intuition and imagination to check the use of the essential oils and slowly build up a picture, a fine impression. During this process, it is important to form transitions, a progression through the senses, a metamorphosis. The fragrance develops in front of you, from its head notes to its base ones, bringing part of the idea to life.

How would you describe the fragrance of Regenerating Hand Cream?

The products in the Dr. Hauschka Regenerating Skin Care range have been developed for demanding, mature skin. I quickly realised that Regenerating Hand Cream needed to have a very refined and rich fragrance. To preserve the close connection to other products from the Regenerating Skin Care range, I opted for an ambery basic note, which is already perceptible in Regenerating Body Cream and Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream. The ambery note comprises a mixture of warm, balsamic substances, which allow an association with amber and create a velvety depth. Vetiver, vanilla, sandalwood… are essential oils hidden within this. If you hold amber up to the sunlight, you will see a warm, enveloping shade that evokes a great sense of wellbeing. This note is in part the ‘basic tone’, which runs through the fragrance like a thread.

You can find the ambery fragrance family in the luxury segment of niche perfumery but also in the conventional sector. Most of the fragrances have sensual, oriental tones that remind us of Arabia. In the midst of these oriental jewels, the sensual rose appears as through from a garden from One Thousand and One Nights.

Dr. Hauschka Quality

  • Authentic 100% natural and organic skin care and make-up, certified to NATRUE standards
  • Free from chemical/synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives
  • Free from mineral oils, parabens, silicone and PEGs
  • Dermatologically tested for sensitive skin
  • Wherever possible, all raw materials come from controlled organic or biodynamic (Demeter certified) cultivation and are recovered under fair conditions
  • We don’t test on animals, cruelty free cosmetics.

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