quantity in basket: none
code: 15021


Latin Binomial: Michelia champaca
Plant Part: Flower
Extraction: Absolute
Growing Practice: Ethical
Country of Origin: India
Odor Type: FLORAL

Odor Characteristic: The odor is quite unique among florals, delicately dry-floral, slightly leafy and somewhat reminiscent of orange blossoms, ylang ylang, carnation and tea rose. You may detect notes of clary sage, methyl eugenol and guaiacwood. Odor is heavy floral, sweet, indolic jonquil-like character. Dryout is heady, jonquil-like with green floral character.

Refractive Index: 1.4550 @ 30° C.
Specific Gravity: 0.9543 @ 30° C.
BioChemical Class: esters, lactones
CAS No: 8006-76-6

About the Plant

From the Magnolia (Magnoliaceae) family, Michelia champaca L. (syn M. avrantiaca and M. rheedii), Michelia champaca is a tender tropical evergreen tree that can grow 15-20 ft. M. champaca is a hardier species than its lovely cousin, M. alba.On a warm humid night, the scents can easily be enjoyed several hundred feet away from the tree. If you walk or drive near by, you will notice the scent immediately. People and every insect you can imagine are attracted to the blooms. These are flowers you don't have to "stick your nose in" as the scent exudes from the tree. However, you really can't STOP sticking your nose into a flower over and over again. Nectar insects appear frantic, driven like drug addicts, bashing into each other to get to the heart of every flower on the tree. In the Orient, the lovely white flowers are used as a hair decoration for girls and chest decoration for women.

Perfumery: Champaca blends beautifully with most other florals, especially rose, carnation. Sandalwood is an excellen fixative for Champaca absolute in perfumery.

it is known as the 'Joy perfume tree' as Champaca is the primary odor characteristic

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