Translating suprising (flavour) combinations into a unique fragrance experience.

Umami was founded in Zeeuws- and West-Flanders, a region that excels in gastronomy. The collaboration between 2 companies that have long been active in skin care has led to the creation of “UMAMI.”

Umami is a Japanese word which means “deliciousness” or “savoury”. Our taste buds aren’t just sensitive to the 4 basic flavours: salt, sweet, sour and bitter, because there is a fifth flavour, namely Umami.

The Japanese professor Kikunae Ikeda described a 5th basic flavour in 1908 when tasting a bouillon that was based on seaweed. He was convinced that this flavour was unique and couldn’t be created with the 4 other basic flavours. To Professor Ikeda this new flavour was a pleasant flavour experience so he named it Umami, the Japanese word for delicious.

Describing a flavour is always difficult, especially for the umami flavour which cannot be retraced to the four basic flavours. Terms such as savoury, meet flavour and bouillon like are often used when trying to describe the umami flavour. As of yet not a single Western language has been able to describe the fifth flavour in their own words. That’s why everyone keeps using the Japanese name.

This story was the inspiration to unite surprising flavour combinations in a unique fragrance experience, with a positive effect on body and mind. UMAMI products are surprising and daring, perfectly balanced (fragrance) combinations.

OUR FRAGRANCES

UMAMI products are new, refreshing and irresistible. Moreover, they are free of parabens and of the highest quality. The delicious fragrances derive from surprising and unique combinations of ingredients.

Pure blossoms
Pure blossoms
A classic, full of positive properties. Lotus and Jasmin contribute to a warm, floral aroma with an exotic note. Has a calming and relaxing effect on body & mind.
Sweet spices
Sweet spices
The use of valuable ingredients resulting in a soft, sweet scent of vanilla paired with an herbal touch of saffron. Ideal for velvet soft skin with a tough scent.
Woody lemons
Woody lemons
The mild scent of citrus perfectly combines with the sweet, mature scent of cedarwood. This unique combination has a refreshing and revitalizing effect on the skin.
Fresh leaves
Fresh leaves
The use of Japanese mint in combination with a subtle, herbal finishing touch of ginger, creates a warm, floral aroma with an exotic note. This combination has a calming and relaxing effect on body & mind.
Oriental Herbs
Oriental Herbs
A true adventure of sensual and warm scents of Sandalwood & Allspice among others. Dream away and imagine yourself on a journey to the magical middle east.
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OUR FRAGRANCES

UMAMI products are new, refreshing and irresistible. Moreover, they are free of parabens and of the highest quality. The delicious fragrances derive from surprising and unique combinations of ingredients.

Pure blossoms
Pure blossoms
A classic, full of positive properties. Lotus and Jasmin contribute to a warm, floral aroma with an exotic note. Has a calming and relaxing effect on body & mind.
Sweet spices
Sweet spices
The use of valuable ingredients resulting in a soft, sweet scent of vanilla paired with an herbal touch of saffron. Ideal for velvet soft skin with a tough scent.
Woody lemons
Woody lemons
The mild scent of citrus perfectly combines with the sweet, mature scent of cedarwood. This unique combination has a refreshing and revitalizing effect on the skin.
Fresh leaves
Fresh leaves
The use of Japanese mint in combination with a subtle, herbal finishing touch of ginger, creates a warm, floral aroma with an exotic note. This combination has a calming and relaxing effect on body & mind.
Oriental Herbs
Oriental Herbs
A true adventure of sensual and warm scents of Sandalwood & Allspice among others. Dream away and imagine yourself on a journey to the magical middle east.
SHOP THE COLLECTION
SHOP THE COLLECTION
SHOP THE COLLECTION
SHOP THE COLLECTION
SHOP THE COLLECTION

OUR FRAGRANCES

UMAMI products are new, refreshing and irresistible. Moreover, they are free of parabens and of the highest quality. The delicious fragrances derive from surprising and unique combinations of ingredients.

Pure blossoms
Pure blossoms
A classic, full of positive properties. Lotus and Jasmin contribute to a warm, floral aroma with an exotic note. Has a calming and relaxing effect on body & mind.
SHOP THE COLLECTION
Sweet spices
Sweet spices
The use of valuable ingredients resulting in a soft, sweet scent of vanilla paired with an herbal touch of saffron. Ideal for velvet soft skin with a tough scent.
SHOP THE COLLECTION
Woody lemons
Woody lemons
The mild scent of citrus perfectly combines with the sweet, mature scent of cedarwood. This unique combination has a refreshing and revitalizing effect on the skin.
SHOP THE COLLECTION
Fresh leaves
Fresh leaves
The use of Japanese mint in combination with a subtle, herbal finishing touch of ginger, creates a warm, floral aroma with an exotic note. This combination has a calming and relaxing effect on body & mind.
SHOP THE COLLECTION
Oriental Herbs
Oriental Herbs
A true adventure of sensual and warm scents of Sandalwood & Allspice among others. Dream away and imagine yourself on a journey to the magical middle east.
SHOP THE COLLECTION