Botanical Essence™ No.100 Eau de Parfum

Naturally active ingredients

Clove leaf (Eugenia caryophyllus (clove) leaf oil)
The spice clove is the dried flower bud of an evergreen tree, and is cultivated in Indonesia, as well as Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Madagascar and Zanzibar. Clove leaf essential oil has a slightly sweet, dry, woody note that is sometimes described as having a burnt, bread-like aspect. It is greener and less sticky than clove oils derived from bud and stem. The leaves used in Botanical Essence No.100 are sourced from Madagascar where they are a subsidiary crop of the spice production.
Damask Rose Flower Oil (Rosa damascena)
Renowned for its dreamy, sensual fragrance – a key note in our Botanical Essence™ fine fragrances, we source our Damask roses from a family-run farm in Isparta, Turkey. Here, the last remaining artisan copper still in the whole of Turkey is used to exclusively obtain our pure flower oil through a variety of methods – including extraction, hydro-distillation, distillation, steam-stripping and ion exchange of freshly-harvested rose petals.
Geranium Essential Oil (Pelargonium graveolens)
Adored for its fresh, floral rose-like fragrance, we source our evergreen, perennial geraniums mostly from Egypt, where our pure essential oil is steam-distilled from the branches the plant.
Ylang ylang (Cananga odorata (ylang ylang) flower oil)
Both powerfully floral and intensely sweet, ylang ylang fades into a softer, slightly spicy and balsamic sweet, creamy floral note. It pushes the spicy note of the Indian jasmine and reinforces the other flowers. The blossoms used for the essential oil in Botanical Essence No.100 are handpicked from plantation-grown trees in the Comoros Islands. The yellow ylang ylang blossom is so delicate that it is distilled in small stills to avoid the flowers crushing each other and impacting the fragrance.
Vetiver (Vetiveria)
Vetiver such as ours, which comes from the islands of Haiti and Réunion, has a floral aspect and is considered to be of a higher quality than oil from other sources. This essential oil has a strong woody smell; deep, humid with green earthy accents, it adds a mysterious dimension to woody bases. Extensively used in perfumery, not only as a fixative but also as a fragrance ingredient in its own right, vetiver oil is a component in fougère, oriental and chypre bases as well as moss and woody notes.
Orange Flower Water (Citrus aurantium v. amara)
Renowned for its delicate citrus fragrance, our orange flowers are sourced from Spain, where the exquisite floral water is produced as a by-product of the steam distillation process for creating neroli essential oil.
Cyperus (Cupressus sempervirens (cyperus) absolute)
Cypress essential oil is distilled from the twigs of cypress, a very narrow, erect evergreen from the Mediterranean. Reminiscent of pine needles, the sweet balsamic, refreshing note of cypress absolute brings a sexy, woody note to the fragrance. The plant material for the essential oil in Botanical Essence No.100 is harvested in France where clippings from the annual autumn pruning of trees in plantations, as well as branches dropped in storms, are collected for distillation.
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.
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.

Full ingredients list

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The ingredients in this product are:

Alcohol denat., Parfum (fragrance), Rosa damascena (rose) flower extract, Jasminum sambac (jasmine) flower wax, Citrus aurantium amara (neroli) flower extract, Cupressus sempervirens (cypress) leaf/nut/stem oil, Santalum album (sandalwood) oil, Vanilla planifolia (vanilla) fruit extract, Citrus nobilis (mandarin orange) peel oil, Citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot) fruit oil, Eugenia caryophyllus (clove) leaf oil, Cananga odorata (ylang ylang) flower oil, Vetiveria zizanoides (vetiver) root oil, Pelargonium graveolens (geranium) oil, Limonene, Alpha-isomethyl ionone, Butylphenyl methylpropional, Benzyl salicylate, Hydroxycitronellal, Citronellol, Linalool, Geraniol, Eugenol, Cinnamyl alcohol, Citral, Benzyl alcohol, Benzyl benzoate, Farnesol.

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