Many absolutes are merely heady fragrances meant for use in perfumery alone – not so with Narcissus Absolute! A flower of the gods, Narcissus Absolute offers a bouquet of blossoming benefits wrapped in a delectable fragrance that’s delicate and rich, sweet and fantastically floral. Extraordinarily rare and difficult to obtain, our distiller promises more than a mere echo of this awesome absolute!
Botanical Name: Narcissus poeticus
Botanical Family: Amaryllidaceae
Extraction Method: Absolute
Part of Plant Distilled: Flowers
Country of Origin: France
Cultivation Method: Organic
Composition: 100% Narcissus poeticus
Consistency: Medium viscosity
Scent Description: A bouquet of floral spirits dancing in the midnight hour: reminiscences of Ylang, Orange Blossom, and Jasmine are infused with earthy Oakmoss and fresh greenery. Complex, rich, floral, a perfume in and of itself.
Blends well with: Jasmine, Ylang, Rose, Spikenard, Vetiver, Vanilla, Bergamot, Grapefruit, and Lemon.
Uses: Deodorant. Petal Perfumes. Relaxant. Heart Warming. Delightful in baths and diffusers.
There is perhaps no Greek myth better known than the tale of Echo and Narcissus, so it follows suit that pure Narcissus poeticus remains one of the rarest, most sought-after absolutes in all the world. The scent of this absolute conjures forest-green scenes set against deep earthy-floral foliage.
“The Arabians considered it an aphrodisiac, and in India the oil is applied to the body before prayer in temples along with rose, sandalwood and jasmine. “
~ Julia Lawless, Aromatherapy and the Mind
“It is not only its price that determines the value of Narcissus absolute, but also the olfactory quality, and these factors determine the success of a perfume. The absolute is almost a perfume by itself. Its scent is rich and complex. In it, one can sometimes be reminded of the elusive fragrance of iris, rose, jasmine, tuberose, ylang, orange blossom, and oakmoss.”
~ Gordon R Hanks, editor, Narcissus and Daffodil: The Genus Narcissus