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Narcissus

Narcotic flower

Narcissus is the botanical name for a type of springtime plant from the amaryllis family. It is bulbous and shaped like a star or trumpet. 

The oil obtained from the delicate flower is extracted via enfleurage (extraction of aroma components by oil) or solvent (for narcissus absolute and concrete). It takes some 500kg of flowers to create 1kg of concrete (first) oil and 300g of absolute (the concentrated essence), making it a desirable yet expensive raw material for perfumer. 

Scent Profile: Dark, green and leafy with traces of jasmine and hyacinth. Strong and rich. 

Found In: Hermès, Eau de Narcisse Bleu EDP (2013).

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