Botanical Essence™ No.20 Eau de Parfum
Naturally active ingredients
- Damask Rose Water (Rosa damascena)
- The damask rose is the oldest of all the rose varieties and produces an exquisitely scented floral water which cools and moisturises the skin leaving it feeling fresh and hydrated.
- Bergamot (Citrus aurantium bergamia)
- The bergamot we use is grown in Calabria, Italy and the eastern coast of Sicily. This multifaceted essential oil lends a radiant, tangy citrus facet to a fragrance, with an extremely rich, sweet and fruity initial odour, followed by a characteristic herbaceous and balsamic body. Bergamot’s delicate and persistent scent has made it a popular ingredient for perfumery for centuries, and it was a component of the original eau de cologne blend.
- Mandarin Essential Oil (Citrus nobilis)
- Citrus reticulata (syn. C. nobilis), the mandarin orange, is a small to medium sized evergreen tree producing orange fruit with loose, ‘kid glove’ skins. Thorny, with slender twigs, the trees are transformed by fragrant white flowers in the early spring. From bloom to harvest takes between 6 and 10 months depending on where on the tree the fruit is: the closer to the outside of the tree the fruit is, the faster it ripens. Mandarin essential oil has an intensely sweet top note, with a rich, floral undertone reminiscent of neroli.
- Indian jasmine (Jasminum sambac (jasmine) absolute)
- Indian jasmine brings a complex, sensual, romantic note to the fragrance. This exquisitely fragranced floral absolute is less animalic and more petally than the absolute obtained from Egyptian jasmine (Jasminum grandiflorum).The buds of the night-blooming evergreen climber are hand harvested in the early morning based on colour: only white buds are selected as green ones may not be fragrant. Buds are picked in preference to open blossoms as more blossoms are required to make the same amount of fragrance material, and they lose their fragrance more rapidly after picking.
- Vanilla Extract (Vanilla planifolia)
- Responsibly sourced from Madagascar, the flowers have to be pollinated by hand and when harvested, the seedpods are carefully cured for around 6 months to produce the distinctive rich, warm scent. Our fragrance house’s goal in Madagascar is to secure supply, ensuring full traceability and high quality through an exclusive partnership with 14 villages. The programme also includes actions on education, with 4 schools built in 4 different villages, and food crop autonomy.
- Pink Pepper Berry Oil (Schinus terebinthifolius)
- Schinus terebinthifolius is a small, sprawling tree native to subtropical and tropical South America. Dense clusters of hundreds of small white flowers are followed by similar numbers of spherical berries, pink to red in colour, which are the source of the common name. Dried berries are sold as pink peppercorns, a spice used to add a peppery note to food. Pink pepper berry essential oil brings spicy, sparkling, rosy and feminine undertones to fragrance. It has a fresh, warm-spicy, woody-peppery note with a smoky-woody undertone that can be sharp or dry.
- Sandalwood Essential Oil (Santalum album)
- As one of the oldest incense materials, (it was in use at least 4,000 years ago), precious sandalwood oil was often referred to as "Liquid Gold". Its subtle, woody, balsamic odour helps instil a sense of calm and well-being and when used as part of an oil blend, it offers a tension-relieving pick-me-up. It is one of the most calming incenses and therefore one of the most popular for use in meditation for its ability to compose the mind and enhance mental clarity.
- Carrot Seed Essential Oil (Daucus carota)
- The carrot’s umbrella-shaped clusters of small, white to green-yellow flowers are followed by small, oval, dull brown fruits commonly referred to as seeds. The oil obtained from these seeds has a distinctive sweet-spicy, earthy fragrance and is commonly used in chypre and oriental perfumes.
- Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
- A base note in many fragrances, patchouli essential oil has an extremely rich, sweet, herbaceous spiciness with a textured, warm woody note and earthy, slightly smoky undertones. We source ours from Indonesia, where leaves are dried for 3 days then gathered into bundles and stored before distillation. This storage allows a light fermentation process to release some key odour components of the plant.
Full ingredients list
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The ingredients in this product are:
Alchol denat., Parfum (fragrance), Citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot) fruit oil, Limonene, Amyris balsamifera Bark oil, Citrus nobilis (mandarin orange) peel oil, Fusanus spicatus wood oil, Daucus carota sativa (carrot) seed oil, Hibiscus abelmoscus seed oil, Jasminum sambac (jasmine) flower extract, Pogostemon cablin (patchouli) oil, Rosa samascena (rose) flower oil, Santalum album (sandalwood) oil, Schinus terebinthifolius seed extract, Vanilla planifolia (vanilla) fruit extract, Citronellol, linalool, Farnesol, Geraniol, Citral, Eugenol.
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