Our organically crafted Champaca Absolute, also referred to as Magnolia Absolute has the most unique, enticing, exotic floral scents imaginable - quite unlike any other florals. Its has intensely rich, sultry floral notes layered beneath velvety, suave, vanilla-sweet and earthy tea-like tonalities. The drydown presents a veritable symphony of scents - the rich, sweet floral and tea/hay notes, and hints of tobacco.
The Champaca flowers are a beautiful deep orange-yellow, but vary in color according to locality, and growing conditions. In many areas where it thrives, the flowers are used for ornamental purposes and for worship in temples. Because the flowers have long been culturally significant in the devotional rituals of India, our supplier sources flowers that are carefully plucked from, and with no damage to established trees in an area where new trees are continually being cultivated. Thus, this absolute represents a step in the right direction for sustainably-sourced fragrance materials.
REPORTED BENEFITS AND USES
Champaca blossoms were and still are commonly used to make an
attar - regarded as a holy fragrance - by distilling the oil from the flowers directly into a receiver containing Sandalwood Essential Oil. One of the world's most expensive perfumes oriental to French lines, such as famous Joy, Jadore (Dior), Euphoria CK, etc. contains Champaca Absolute among other exotic and highly prized floral notes. It is very potent and only a small amount is needed and would be great as a fixative for perfumes.
Its highly intriguing and delightful scent makes it an excellent natural fragrance to add to decadent soaps, lotions, bath bombs, natural perfumes, and make-up. Owing to its antioxidant properties, Champaca Absolute boost collagen production and protect the skin from environmental damage and rapid aging. The absolute also has anti-inflammatory properties, as well as refreshing, moisturizing, and regeneration effects on the skin.
In aromatherapy, the fragrance of Champaca Absolute is well known for its soothing and calming capabilities. In his books, Jennifer Peace Rhind suggests that the Champaca Absolute has a relaxing, euphoric effect on the body, perhaps similar to that of Jasmine or Neroli. Its seductive and beautiful fragrance produces a celestial atmosphere that soothes, relaxes and strengthens the mind after a stressful day.
PART USED Flowers
SYNONYMS Magnolia champaca (L.) Baill. ex Pierre
Michelia champaca L.
Champaca michelia Noronha
COMMON NAMES Champak, Red Champaca, Magnolia Flower
EXTRACTION METHOD Organic Extraction (Hexane Free)
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