A pomegranate Punica granatum is the fruit of a bush native to the Middle East region - Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Himalayas in northern India and has been cultivated and naturalized throughout the Mediterranean region and the Caucasus since ancient times, although it has also been cultivated commercially in California and other areas with similar climates. The fruit of the pomegranate is a berry. It is about the size of an orange with a rounded hexagonal shape and has a thick reddish skin and around 600 seeds. Each seed is surrounded by a bag filled with juice, which is squeezed during processing. The name pomegranate derives from the Latin pomum apple and granatus seeded. The pomegranate is mainly used to produce juice known for its antioxidant properties. Depending on the variety, it can be extremely sour or pleasantly tart with some sweetness. Pomegranate juice is typically reduced to a form of molasses in Middle Eastern countries. It is also used to produce grenadine, an ingredient for a mixture of flavors and coloring. The pomegranate scent is subtle, distinct, wrapping the powdery green scent of its skin around the sweet-tangy, winey aroma of the seeds. Pomegranate scents include Quel Amour by Annick Goutal, Antica Farmacista Melograno, Addict 2 by Christian Dior, White by Comme des Garons, Pomegranate Anise by Fresh, Redcurrant Basil by Fresh, Envy Me by Gucci, Samsara Shine by Guerlain, Rose by Sonya Rykiel, Melograno by Santa Maria Novella, Tocca Touch Water.