Magnolia, White

 
Perfumers and collectors are interested in this material. It has an exotic fragrance and is not overpowered easily like some other tropical floral extracts.
The scent is reported to be mood lifting. It does dry coughs and is used to treat oily acne skin.
The smell is very hard to describe. I smell sweetness, like cotton candy or Heliotrope. There is a slight Cinnamon sharpness. The first thought when I smell it is 'Purple'.
There are many extracts of the Michelia alba. Macerations, dilutions, leaves and flowers, steam distillations and solvent extracts. The price of these materials varies widely.
May be called White Champa or White Sandalwood.
  • Michelia Alba 
  • India 
  • Solvent