Osmanthus Absolute doesn't smell like any other essence and is distinct and unique. It is indeed an expensive raw material for the perfumer, but worth investing in due to its unique olfactory profile: highly fragrant and succulent in its peachy-apricoty top note. It is a strong mental stimulator sending signals of pleasure and happiness to the brain. This makes it a much sought after oil for use in designer label and natural perfumes.
Source: Osmanthus fragrans is grown in China.
Extraction: Osmanthus Absolute Oil is extracted with alcohol from the concrete.
Aroma: Osmanthus Absolute Oil has a fruity, leathery, slightly smokey, sweet, floral and narcotic scent.
Fragrance note: Top.
Properties: Osmanthus Absolute Oil is antimicrobial, expectorant, detoxifying and stomachic.
The aromatherapy properties of Osmanthus Absolute Oil are both soothing and comforting, lending to it's use in essential oil blends for pain relief, meditation and yoga.
The ethanol extract and essential oil of Osmanthus fragrans (Lour.) family (Oleaccae) were evaluated for antimicrobial action on Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Salmonella typhi and Shigella dysentery by using agar disc diffusion method. Essential oil have shown strongest inhibitory effect against Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus and Salmonella typhi. http://scialert.net/fulltext/?doi=rjmp.2007.21.24
Uses: Massage, baths, vaporization, and may be added to base emollients. It is an ingredient in high-class perfumery and can also be used to fragrance candles, potpourri and room fresheners.
Blends well with: Frangipani Absolute, Ginger, Imortelle Absolute, Lemon, Lime, Linden Absolute, Lotus Absolute, Mandarin, Orange, Rose Otto Absolute, Sandalwood, Spikenard and Vanilla Absolute.
Caution: Always dilute Osmanthus Absolute Oil to 5% or less in a carrier oil before applying to the skin.