Botanical Name: Narcissus poeticus
Country of Origin: France
Extraction Method: Solvent Extraction (Hexane-free)
Odor Grade: Excellent odor profile. Suitable for fine perfumery
Plant Part: Flowers
Perfume Note: Middle/Base Note
Aroma Family: Floral, Green, Narcotic, Hay, Animalic
Odor Profile: Heavy, green cortex, narcotic jasmine-like floral with notes of hay, tonka and animalic undertones
Narcissus poeticus, or Poet's Daffodil is a spring-blooming flower in the Narcissus (Daffodil) family. In Greek mythology, Narcissus was the son of Cephissus, and was so beautiful that upon staring at his reflection in a pond, he fell in love with his own reflection. He remained at the pond and stared at his reflection until he could no longer survive his own beauty. He died peering at his own reflection and in his place a flower sprung from the earth which bore his very name...Narcissus.
It's odor smells of spring daffodils, green stems, with a jasmine-like narcotic core, notes of hay, honey & tonka are supported by a musky, animalic element that lingers on the skin like a floral musk or civet. Narcissus is extremely tenacious and must be used in moderation or it will overtake your entire composition.
Dilute heavily to highlight the most beautiful nuances and facets of this material. This is a very rare absolute that lends an immediate sense of luxury to a perfume. A very complex natural material.
Some well known perfumes that feature Narcissus are:
- Poeme (Lancome)
- Chaldee (Patou)
- Miss Dior (Dior)
- Ysatis (Givenchy)
- Samsara (Guerlain)
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