BirkendüfteBetula, family Betulaceae Other names: White Birch, Silver Birch | Woods And Mosses
What is the smell of Birch?
Birch is a deciduous tree closely related to beech and oak. The tree is known for its usually light-colored bark in shades of gray, yellow, white, silver, or sometimes black, which flakes off in the form of thin, paper-like sheaths. Birchwood has an attractive luster, and birch extracts were once used in the production of wintergreen (methyl salicylate). Birch extract is more commonly used today as a flavoring agent to flavor leather and in the production of birch tar oil, which gives both wintergreen and leather notes to the perfume and the production of birch beer, a carbonated soft drink. Similar to root beer in aroma and flavor.