SCENT: Sweet, warm, sensual, with an almost woody undertone.
Known to be a “joy oil” and natural mood enhancer
Obtained from the flowers of the Michelia champaca tree, which is a Magnolia grown in Asia. The tree flowers once during the monsoon and then again in the Spring, producing a powerful odor.
SCENT: Sweet, heady floral fragrance
ORIGIN/PRODUCTION: The enfleurage technique of distillation is barely used anymore as it’s tremendously labor intensive, but make the scent unbelievably rich and intense. It is an intensive process and requires several pounds of gardenia petals per ml of oil.
SCENT: Earthy, damp, animalic, leather-like — antithesis of floral notes
Key component of classical Chypré and Fougères structures
ORIGIN/PRODUCTION: Tree lichen. Known as “Mousse de Chêne” in French