Champaca Absolute, Red

Michelia champaca L. [synonym of Magnolia champaca (L.) Baill. ex Pierre]

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We consider our Red Champaca to be one of the most enticing, exotic floral scents imaginable – indeed, a precious luxury perfume material! It is similar in aroma to our Champaca CO2 but with noticeably

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Selected size SKU:208-015 - Champaca Absolute, Red 15 ml (1/2 oz)

1 ml (1/30 oz)
$33.00
2 ml (1/15 oz)
$57.50
5 ml (1/6 oz)
$122.00
15 ml (1/2 oz)
$306.25
30 ml (1 oz)
$557.50
$33.00
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We consider our Red Champaca to be one of the most enticing, exotic floral scents imaginable – indeed, a precious luxury perfume material! It is similar in aroma to our Champaca CO2 but with noticeably deeper, richer, more intense sultry floral notes layered beneath suave fruit and earthy tea-like tonalities; a faint minty/herbal note lingers in the background. The drydown presents a veritable symphony of scents – hay, dried fruits, and hints of tobacco provide the underlying aromatics of this extraordinary absolute.

Michelia champaca is an evergreen tree native to the Philippines and the Indonesian islands, but now also grows in places far west of its origin – India, southeast China, Réunion, and Madagascar; the flowers are a beautiful deep orange-yellow, but vary in color according to locality, borne on medium-sized slender trees related to the Magnolias.[1] In many areas where it thrives, the flowers are used for ornamental purposes and for worship in temples. Champaca blossoms were and still are commonly used to make an 'attar' – regarded as a holy fragrance – by distilling the oil from the flowers directly into a receiver containing Sandalwood essential oil.[2],[3] According to Jennifer Peace Rhind, the aroma of Champaca has a euphoric quality, perhaps similar to that of Jasmine or Neroli.[4] As cited in Guenther’s The Essential Oils, Champaca constitutes one of the most exquisite raw materials for perfumery.[5] – and we couldn’t agree more! The famous perfume Joy, introduced in 1930 by Jean Patou and advertised at the time as "the costliest perfume in the world", contains Red Champaca among other voluptuous and highly prized floral notes.

Michelia champaca absolute, rare and hard to come by, is now known to us as being sourced from a species that is red-listed in India by IUCN, although classified as Least Concern. Because the flowers have long been culturally significant in the devotional rituals of India, our supplier sources flowers that are carefully plucked from – and with no damage to – established trees in an area where new trees are continually being cultivated. Thus, this absolute represents a step in the right direction for sustainably-sourced fragrance materials.

1 Arctander, Steffen.  Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, pp. 158-9.

2 Rhind, Jennifer Peace. Essential Oils A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice, 2012, p. 14.

3 Arctander, Steffen.  Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 575.

4 Rhind, Jennifer Peace. Essential Oils A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice, 2012, p. 247.

5 Guenther, Ernest. The Essential Oils, Vol. V, 1952, p. 381.

6 Arctander, Steffen.  Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 160.

7 Ibid.

8 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 245.

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Champaca Red is the most beguiling and Sublime scent in the natural world

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Champaca Red is the most beguiling and Sublime scent in the natural world. I unabashedly crowded queen of all aroma. Floral, minty, green, unctuous, light, earthy, sultry,tenacious, exalting. Oh my.

Review by Jonathan 10/12/2023

red vs co2

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Right out of the bottle Red champaca is way more potent then CO2. More spicy, more clove and vanilla, more sweet raisins. After diluting it will lose some of the spicy smell, but not all of it. If you like reach, sweet, spicy florals, you will love that one. CO2 is softer, more tea like, no spice. I don't dilute it, it is pretty faint as is. More floral, honey, tea. Mixing it with Jasmine Sambac 10% will make it smell exactly like good quality jasmine green tea, the one that is called Jasmine Pearls.

Review by Evgeniya 3/20/2021

Unspoken beauty

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This Champaca is absolutely ridiculous. It's almost too good for words. Definitely a top 10 perfume material for me.

Review by Maxwell 8/8/2020

Worth the price-stunning

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This is an essence worth saving up for. The price is intimidating but you will be thankful -for you’ll be amazed how expressive and potent this essence is when diluted at even 3% and at lower concentrations is where it’s more subtle gorgeous facets really take your breath away. Red Champaca in a floral blend I found will instantly elevate it like the magic ambrette co2 makes in perfumes in small amounts.

Review by Kait 11/11/2019

Creamy and fresh at the same time

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Intoxicating scent, top notes very heady, rich, warm floral scent with a strong stable potent scent, Its became my favorite oil, every sniff sends you to different places, there are leathery smoky undertones to die for, they are amazing, nothing bad can be said about this oil EB's red champaca is much better than other major brands i have encountered and with such a fair price its a win win situation. A little really goes along way, even though its intended for perfumery i used it in aromatherapy topical blends and the results and praises from my patients worth every cent i paid for this absolute.

Review by Eyal 8/4/2019

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