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code: 15038


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


Odor Characteristic:The absolute is a slightly viscous liquid with a heavy, creamy floral and certain green note on top. Some times there can be a coffee ghost note. Dry down is heavy floral, green and peachy.

About the Plant

One of the most beautiful trees and shrubs of the tropical and semi-tropical zones, Plumeria is related to the Oleander. P. alba flowers are most fragrant at night to lure sphinx moths who are duped to inadvertently pollinate by transferring pollen from flower to flower fruitlessly searching for nectar, which the flower does not produce. This exquisite flower's native habitat is Mexico, Central America and Venezuela and has now spread to all tropical areas of the world, especially Hawaii, where it is so abundant that people think it is indigenous.
The flowers are used in garlands in Hawaii, and as offerings in Buddhist temples. The latex (milky sap) has been used to treat warts. The odor is reminiscent of neroli and gardenia, extraordinarily sweet and tenacious beyond measure. Works nicely in Oriental florals.


Perfumery The absolute has applications along side other heady florals like Jasmine, Tuberose, Neroli and Ylang Ylang. The name "Frangipanni" was given in its heyday in the 19th Century to a floral bouquet perfume used to scent leather gloves, a powdering process invented by Marquis Frangipanni.

The information provided on these pages is not a substitute for necessary medical care, nor intended as medical advice. Always keep aromatic extracts tightly closed and in a cool, dark place, out of reach of children. Never ingest aromatic extracts. Always dilute aromatic extracts when applying topically and avoid areas around eyes or mucous membranes. If redness or irritation occurs, stop using immediately and contact your health provider if necessary.