Champaca CO2

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

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Without doubt, our Champaca CO2 has a most unique scent quite unlike any other floral. Its rich sultry aroma is a velvety, suave, vanilla-sweet floral with warm, dense, peach/apricot-like notes and spicy tea-

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Selected size SKU:207-015 - Champaca CO2 15 ml (1/2 oz)

1 ml (1/30 oz)
$14.50
2 ml (1/15 oz)
$28.75
5 ml (1/6 oz)
$59.25
15 ml (1/2 oz)
$148.00
30 ml (1 oz)
$269.50
59.14 ml (2 oz)
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118.29 ml (4 oz)
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Without doubt, our Champaca CO2 has a most unique scent quite unlike any other floral. Its rich sultry aroma is a velvety, suave, vanilla-sweet floral with warm, dense, peach/apricot-like notes and spicy tea- and hay-like undertones; the rich, sweet floral and tea/hay notes remain in the long drydown.

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!

For flowers in general, CO2 extracts are preferred over solvent extracts and even some distillates for several important reasons. Some flowers, Champaca in particular, are too fragile to undergo distillation, so solvent and CO2 extractions are the only available options. Among other features, floral CO2 extracts are free of solvent residue; contain fewer waxes than their corresponding absolutes; are chemically more complex than distillates; and have fragrance profiles closer to that of the fresh flowers. Furthermore, numerous aromatic monoterpene hydrocarbons detected in CO2 extracts are not found in the essential oils and appear only as artifacts or decomposition products during distillation. [6]

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

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

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

4 Ibid, pp. 158-9.

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

6 Industry communication.

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

8 Ibid.

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

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

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Can't really smell it

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I put it on my nose and still nothing. I technically detect tea notes but it really doesn't count.

Review by Ty 8/8/2020

Warm and stingy

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very warm and floral with a very steady and stable middle notes i truly loved it but im giving 4 stars and not 5 for its not as good as Eden botanical's Red champaca absolute(now that is a superstar!). so as much as i loved it and i really did ill be buying the absolute from now on. what i did notice about the co2 version is the way it makes other blends stable in scent and even saved 1 blend of mine from being stinky overwhelming, the co2 champaca simply managed to isolate each scent and still stay potent (dont ask me how i have no idea but it did).

Review by Eyal 8/4/2019

Sampige at last!

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I looked all over before finding this Champaca CO2 from Eden. I have memories from my childhood in India when the wafting breezes would occasionally carry up this scent that was so mesmerizing that I would fall completely under it's spell. One flowering champaca tree, called Sampige in the local language, would perfume the night air for miles. The flower is expensive and not easy to find, even in India. This extract smells very much like the fresh flowers and is as powerful and long lasting as them as well. I have now had this oil for almost two years and it has not lost it's scent, on the contrary, it has become deeper and more complex, losing some of it's greener notes. I love it!

Review by True scent of Sampige 10/21/2018

Pollen-heavy blossoms drying in the warm summer breeze...

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This Champaca CO2 extract is of the finest quality and offers a deeply complex, mysterious scent that brings to mind pollen-heavy blossoms drying in the warm summer breeze of some faraway land. Reminiscent of Linden blossom absolute/extract, but with a more honeyed sweetness and a more complex dry-down with notes of tea and dried fruit. Would be excellent blended with Tuberose or Jasmine to add a complexity and mystery to floral blends.

Review by MPW 4/21/2017

Not for everyone

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Champaca is not for everyone. Many people find the fragrance upsetting. I don't believe it has therapeutic qualities. Having said that, I think the quality of this one is very good, especially when well diluted. It floral and woody. If you like Champaca in general you should try this one.

Review by Connie 12/22/2016

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