Osmanthus fragrans is a true olfactory delight, it is an absolute obtained from China where it grows best. This interesting and intoxicatingly alluring essence is fascinating, one may feel its presence as the full moon beckons. In Chinese mythology this deliciously fragrant flower is known to grow on the moon. There is quite a bit written on this since the Tang dynasty. With further research I find that the early Autumnal season is a reverent time for the harvest the colorful clusters of this flower known as Guihua in China, where celebrations have been carried on since ancient times through various dynasties.
Also known as Sweet Olive and Fragrant Olive these flowers are included in tea infusions and culinary treats adding a cheerful essence.The absolute obtained from these blossoms is exceedingly sweet and a little sticky, yet smoothly sensuous. It makes much sense that this is a desirable component in a pure parfum. It is exquisite, yet rarely used due to the limited availability and tremendous cost. For those, like myself who want only pure components this is a delightful addition for sacred sweetness, honoring the self along with the lunar vibrations. It is totally yin and will blend well with deep earthy botanicals creating the yin /yang bond helps that to keep us in balance.
I find that the powers held within the exquisite scent of these fragrant flowers eases tension, reduces stress and advocates wellbeing. The enchanting essence calms the mind, eases the breath and soothes the heart as it intermingles with our own terrain and auric field. The fragrance of Osmanthus blossoms will encompasses one in a sort of entrancing cloud , protecting from invasion of negativities.
Osmanthus is sometimes used as a cosmetic agent. As long as it is real and unadulterated it is considered quite safe as a skin care component and also extended into a carrier base for all over body anointment. This precious substance is truly a luxurious addition to ones aromatic repertoire when composing aromatic creations.