The lovely aroma of the Lilac Blossom captured at last! The spring-fresh scent of Lilac has eluded distillers for decades. Elusive and shy, like a dancing spring butterfly, this fine fragrance has been coaxed by the most delicate distillation method. Our rare super-critical extraction of Lilac Blossom Essential Oil presses past the standardized and synthesized imitations, capturing Lilac’s lucent floral waxes and offering the purest essence of Lilac in all its ethereal glory.
Botanical Name: Syringa vulgaris
Botanical Family: Oleaceae
Extraction Method: Super-critical extraction
Part of Plant Distilled: Blossoms
Country of Origin: Bulgaria
Cultivation Method: Organic
Consistency: A uniquely wonderful wax, Lilac’s thick essences takes a little alchemy to prepare it for graceful perfumery. To use in perfumes and blends, gently warm in a Bain-marie and immediately mix with a solvent (organic alcohol or a citrus essential oil) or Jojoba, then gently warm again and shake together. Combining with one of these carriers also brings subtler notes to surface and delight the nose.
Scent Description: Sublime, subtle, spring green-notes ensorcell an ethereal-amethyst aroma.
In Living Libations: Lilac Lady Perfume
Blends well with: Jasmine, Rose, Neroli, Ylang, Geranium, Vanilla, Lavender, Melissa, Frankincense, Lemon, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lime, and Chamomile.
Uses: Perfect for petaled perfumery, body oils, and blends.Constituents: b-linalool, lilac aldehyde, lilac alcohol A-D, elimicin, I-elimicin, squalene, a-amiryn, b-amiryn
This gorgeous, golden waxy extract displays a delicate, ethereal, sweet floral with a fine fruity, balsamic undertone. Our rare total extraction is the first of its kind to capture lovely Lilac’s famed floral aroma along with the flower’s floral waxes that brim with beneficial constituents.
“Peace paused at Elizabeth's side in the open doorway to drink in the rich fragrance of the lilacs, whose purple plumes nodded so temptingly from the hedge across the way. For days it had been part of her morning program to rush out of doors as soon as she was dressed to sniff hungrily at the lilac-laden air, but never before had they smelled so sweet nor looked so beautiful and feathery as they did this morning, for now they had reached the height of their perfection.”
~ Ruth Alberta Brown, The Lilac Lady
“The gentle mother by the door caresses still her lilac blooms,
And as we wander back once more we seem to smell the old perfumes,
We seem to live again the joys that once were ours so long ago
When we were little girls and boys, with all the charms we used to know.”
~ Edgar Albert Guest, Lanes of Memory
“I kept thinking how much good the rain will do and how glad my garden must be for it, and imagining what the flowers and buds would think when the drops began to fall. I imagined out a most interesting dialogue between the asters and the sweet peas and the wild canaries in the lilac bush and the guardian spirit of the garden.”
~ Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
“The smell of moist earth and lilacs hung in the air like wisps of the past and hints of the future.”
~ Margaret Millar
“In the dooryard fronting an old farm-house near the white-wash'd palings, Stands the lilac-bush tall-growing with heart-shaped leaves of rich green, with many a pointed blossom rising delicate, with the perfume strong I love, With every leaf a miracle - and from this bush in the dooryard, with delicate-color'd blossoms and heart-shaped leaves of rich green, a sprig with its flower I break.”
~ Walt Whitman
“I made wine from the lilac tree
Put my heart in its recipe
It makes me see what I want to see
And be what I want to be”
~ Nina Simone
“Now that the lilacs are in bloom
She has a bowl of lilacs in her room.”
~ TS Elliot