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Perhaps falling under the spell of immortelle’s evocative name, perfumers’ and flavorists’ creativity is breathing new life into a small fragrant shrub from the Mediterranean. Its scent is nature’s own cocktail of red fruit, nuttiness, heavy honey and tobaccolike notes, and a reminiscence of thick, sweet liqueurs. Immortelle’s name roughly translates as “always there for you,” or “everlasting,” and its botanical name is the equally poetic “golden sun”—Helichrysum italicum (Roth) G. Don.