Magnificent Mimosa is reminiscent of honeyed, heavenly notes that stroke euphoric feelings fragrantly fluttering the heart open. This naturally artisan extraction of the Acacia tree is similar to the floral innocence of Lilac, Linden, and Lily that are influenced by the fragrant molecule of farnesol which has been synthetized for modern perfumery. Let the suffusive scent of Mimosa offer merriment and mirth to your inner muse while its cloud of candy-floral floss imbues.
Botanical Name: Acacia decurrens
Botanical Family: Fabaceae
Extraction Method: Solvent extracted absolute
Part of Plant Distilled: Flowers
Country of Origin: France
Cultivation Method: Organic
Composition: 25:75 Acacia decurrens: Organic alcohol
Scent Description: Heady floral and fruity fixative. Honeyed and woody with hints of violets. Similar to heliotrope. Waxy-sweet honeylike undertone, slightly green
Consistency: Distillation produces a hard, thick and sticky wax. Perhaps the stickiest absolute, yet so worth it for its fantastic farnesol-floral fragrance, and much care has gone into the finding that perfect dilution rate with our special organic alcohol that finds the balance between the least amount of stickiness and aerated just right to maximize the Mimosa. After blending with Mimosa remove any sticky residue with orange oil or alcohol before washing with soap and avoid getting any on fabric.
Blends well with: Ylang, Jasmine, Neroli, Lilac, Orris Root, Magnolia, Violet Leaf, Petitgrain, and Bergamot.
Uses: Rounds out and uplifts any scented concoction. Perfumery and natural fragrances are bolstered by its beautiful aroma. Diffuse just a drop mixed with other solvent citruses to infuse the relaxing magic of Mimosa into any room.
Constituents: Farnesol, a natural sesquiterpene alcohol, is a much sought after scent in perfumery for its gentle green lily of the valley bouquet in delicate muguets and woody-lilac accords, leading to the synthetic form of farnesol found in the famous fumes of Chanel No. 5.
Mimosa Absolute is extracted from Acacia decurrens, a shrubby, fast growing tree with bottle-brush flowers that are born in racemose inflorescences are highly fragrant. Harvest of the blossoms for distillation takes place in the very early spring in the south of France, and this golden flower is heralded at La Fête du Mimosa every February to celebrate the end of winter.
“On either side of the bench were two beautiful clouds of yellow flowers.
"Oh, look," said Polly, "the mimosa's out, how lovely. Let's go and smell it."
They headed over and as they got closer the scent of the fluffy yellow blooms filled the air.
"Ah," said Polly, breathing deeply. "Some of my favorite perfumes are based on this smell. It reminds me of my time in Australia. It's a native plant there. They call it silver wattle.”
~Maggie Alderson, The Scent of You
How vivid, still, are the seagoing smells? …a shift of wind might gently lay its hand on a cheek and turn your head like a weathervane, pointing your nostrils into the smell of unseen land: forest and rot and copra, jasmine, mimosa and ylang-ylang. And you may have thought of the strangeness of it, sitting there in night's scented cocoon, propped up by nails and timber in the middle of the water...”
~James Hamilton-Paterson, The Great Deep: The Sea and its Thresholds
An absolute is created by using a solvent to pull the precious plant aromatics from the plant matter. The solvent is then allowed to evaporate leaving behind a beautifully aromatic and highly concentrated absolute that’s fragrant molecules are generally enjoyed through inhalation to transport emotions, mind, memories, creativity, concentration, imagination, and meditation across secular thresholds into the sea of cosmic waveforms. The scent story of absolutes unfolds in colognes and perfumes, inhalation mediations, and ambient diffusion infusions rather than the focus of skin care.