Perris Monte Carlo - Absolue d'Osmanthe
Top Note: Osmanthus
Heart Note: Osmanthus, Jasmine, Sandalwood
Base Note: Ambergris, Woods, Vanilla, Labdanum (Rockrose), Balsam of Tolu
Perris Monte Carlo Absolue d'Osmanthe
- Perris Monte Carlo - Absolue d'Osmanthe
The Osmanthus is an Asian tree that is at home in the Himalayas and throughout China, especially in the beautiful Chinese city of Guilin which is located in the northeast of China, in the region of Guangxi Zhuang, on the western shore of the beautiful Lijiang River Li. The environment of Guilin is famous for its "dragon teeth" famous, these are the mountains, which are covered by Osmanthus forests. Guilin literally means "the osmanthus forest".
The trees bloom mainly from October to November and fill the entire valley with an intoxicating sweet smell. Even the Greek etymology of "Osmanthus fragrans" expresses the particularity of the plant: Osmé means namely "fragrance" and Anthos means "flower".
The Osmanthus was also as a source of poetic inspiration and legend. It is said that centuries ago in a fit of rage, the giant Wu Gang tried in vain to uproot the beautiful "Osmanthus" that grew in the Paradise of the moon because he was so jealous of its fragrant flowers.
For several centuries, a ceremony was held in the city of Hangzhou, where the people gathered to eat dishes prepared with osmanthus accompanied by folk dances and songs. To the delight of tea drinkers, the Chinese discovered that osmanthus could also be used to enhance the natural fruity taste of some green and black tea varieties. During the autumn holidays In Yunnan province, it has been the custom for more than twenty-three centuries to prepare a liqueur made from osmanthus blossom which is served in a jade cup. For over 2000 years the osmanthus has been known and appreciated for its strongly scented flowers whose fruity floral fragrance is reminiscent of apricots.
Fragrance Notes: white blossom, apricot, fruit, leather, exotic essences. The osmanthus absolutus is very expensive and is selectively used in niche perfumery. In the 17th century the plant was imported to Japan and introduced to Europe in 1771.
The Fragrance Absolue d'Osmanthe