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Vetiver (Vetivera zizanioides)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysopogon_zizanioides A tall perennial scented grass mainly cultivated in the tropics – in India, Tahiti, Java, Salvador and especially in Haiti – its root can reach deeper than some trees, which besides being the source of an exquisite oil, offers a range of benefits to the communities such as to fight soil erosion or as [...]

2020-02-09T19:10:58+01:00By |

Longoza (Hedychium coronarium)

Longoza, sometimes called White Ginger Lily, this plant emits a fresh, inviting, white flowery scent. Known as a remedy for headaches and inflammations in traditional medicine, this plant is an invasive species in Southern Africa, while being threatened by extinction in India. See also: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedychium_coronarium fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedychium edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fp240

2017-06-03T06:12:15+01:00By |

Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis)

Rooibos is a popular indigenous bush plant, literally ‘Red Bush’, comes from the fragile Fynbos ecosystem, found in areas of South Africa. Its antioxidant properties are recently being explored and its scent, reminiscent of tea and rose, is very subtle, somewhat faint, yet nontheless present. See also: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rooibos fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rooibos www.phytochemicals.info/plants/rooibos

2017-06-03T05:29:01+01:00By |

Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)

Ylang Ylang considered an aphrodisiac, is a precious flower from Madagascar and Comoros with an unmistakable, penetrating, sweet and sensual scent that helps alleviate tension and anxiety. Its sustainable cultivation is a major source of income for these island communities. See also: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cananga_odorata fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ylang-ylang

2017-06-03T04:55:57+01:00By |

Coffee Beans and Flower (Coffee robusta/arabica)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffea_arabica https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robusta_coffee Reminiscent to Jasmine in shape and fragrance, coffee flower surprise by their floral yet spicy scent, with vanilla and roasted mokka undertones which makes a very rare absolute, seldom used in perfumery notably due to its high price. As a single ingredient, it is maybe one of the most complex flower as its [...]

2020-02-09T20:04:42+01:00By |

Andiroba (Carapa Guianensis)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carapa_guianensis From the heart of the Amazon, Andiroba oil is processed from the Carapa Guianensis tree and is highly valued for its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is an important resource for local communities, when exploited sustainably. NadiaZ promotes its use in perfumery, where it imbues very subtle, light, creamy and sweet notes.

2017-06-04T03:47:41+01:00By |