This Aglaia Flower Absolute from Thailand has ethereal sweet, floral, and green tea notes that embellish natural and high end perfumes. Aglaia is a rare gem in perfumery with a succulent fruity side teetering between notes of peaches and pears.
Although the undiluted aroma is strong, without a harmonious fixative Aglaia can be fleeting; Agarwood (Oud)
or Tonka Bean
blend well with Aglaia and are excellent fixatives. To add fruity, floral, green tea notes in Oriental bouquets this absolute is not to be missed! You may find the floral-fruity aroma shares similarity with Osmanthus, however, Aglaia is no substitute for premium quality Osmanthus Absolute
Aglaia flowers are tiny, about 2 mm (rice sized) and pack a robust aroma during daytime hours but little to no scent expressed during the night. Its resilient smell earned it the common name perfume plant for good reason. Aglaia is an ornamental bush that is grown in pots indoors or in the garden and thrives outdoors in tropical locations throughout SE Asia in Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and Laos.
There are no documented aromatherapy uses of Aglaia odorata although we find its uplifting aroma brings a feeling of happiness, peacefulness, and is emotionally calming.
None documented; may be useful for anxiety and stress; spiritual
General use: Natural and fine perfume, base note fixative, fragrance ingredient: soap, lotions, potpourri, air fresheners, bath and body products
Contraindications: None known