Floral Absolutes and Sex |
09-24-2009 12:53 PM
I've used essential oils for decades, but it wasn't until I started working with absolutes (as fragrance components) that my socks have been so knocked off. I have spent literally days wandering in the world of aromas and I get so enthralled I have to pull myself away. Below are just a few of the absolutes that I've been working with. All of these have sensual overtones. If anyone else has experience with absolutes and aromatherapy properties, I'd like to hear from you.
Dianthus (Carnation) - Capriciousness, fascination, impulsiveness, joy and devoted love; a powerful aphrodisiac; motivating; spiritually and emotionally uplifting; comforting; and euphoric. Combats feelings of neglect, cynicism, doubt, mental loneliness, emotional solitude and self criticism. Produced mostly in Holland and France, the absolute is very expensive and hard to find. I has an intense spicy scent, tinged with deep dark honey accents.
Champaca - Grounding and soothing. Champaca has a floral-fruity,smooth, rich, spicy and tea like scent. It smells like red ripe berries, orange blossoms, spices and dark fermented tea leaves.
Cistus Labdanum (Rock Rose) - Emotionally warms what is frozen; aid to astral projection; sensual, warming, bonding; gives the sense that where ever you are is home. Cistus has a deep sensual aroma that is earthy, ambery, leathery, animalic, warm, and redolent of long summer days.
Davana - There is an interesting story behind Davana flowers. These are grown in Southern India and harvested in April. When they are harvested they are made into garlands and offered to Siva before being gathered and extracted. Aphrodisiac; anti-anxiety; emotionally relaxing, calms anger. Davana has an incomparable aroma that changes depending on who is wearing it. It is woody and fruity (apricot and blueberry) and very complex.
Ginger Lily - Promotes peaceful feelings and thoughts; conjures mentalimages, feelings, thoughts of sex; mildly euphoric; promotes group peace and cohesion and elevated emotions. The fragrance is very romantic, light, very fresh, sweet, innocent and delicate.
Heliotrope - This has to be one of the hardest absolutes to lay hands on, and one of the most expensive. There is only one place in the world still manufacturing it, and it is snapped up by the large perfume houses as soon as it is done. It can't be steam distilled, so there is no essential oil, only concretes and absolutes. Traditionally, this fragrance is used to draw wealth and prosperity to the wearer. It smells fruity floral, vanilla, cherry pie, and caramel and its character changes depending on the dilution.
Jasmine - Aphrodisiac; anti-depressant; mildly sedating. Even more relaxing than Lavender, research has shown that a light scent of jasmine promotes deep, peaceful, restorative sleep, and that people exposed to Jasmine while sleeping where more rested and alert the following day. The king of all floral fragrances, it is rich, seductive and sweet with fruity tea undertones.
Jonquille - Kindles desire and signals availability; relieves tension and soothes the nerves. This is one of the strongest and fastest acting aromatherapuetic substances I've found, and the effects are almost instantaneous. This is another absolute that is nearly impossible to find and very expensive. Traditionally it was used to manifest new relationships or strengthen existing ones. The scent is very heady and timeless, and resembles jasmine with hyacinth.
Blue Lotus - Incredible meditation aid; blue lotus is the flower of self-potential and self-actualization, and wearing a 1-10% dilution increases energy flow to very tangible levels. The rarest of the lotus absolutes, very hard to find, the scent is minty, herby, spicy, and sweet with bright, almost honey-like overtones. It is both translucent and tenacious, and reminds me of a forest spring.
Pink Lotus - Relaxing and calming; strengthens the will; heals imbalances of sexual energy; supports the spirit. Pink lotus is spicy and crisp and becomes sweeter and more floral as it is diluted. Pink is the most floral of the lotuses, and it is a complex lacy fragrance thatunfolds layer after layer with dry down. The fragrance is nearly impossible to describe but contains a background of mildly earthy herbs, and sweet, light florals.
White Lotus - Promotes clarity and brightness of vision; connects heart with mind. White lotus has a smooth, powdery, clear, clean, lightly coconut and honey-like scent that becomes more floral and sweet as it is diluted further. When I had my husband smell a 1% dilution his only comment was, "Clean." On the skin a 1% dilution matures and blooms into a scent that is close to irresistible.
Osmanthus - One of the most sensual floral fragrance I've found; smelling a 10%dilution brings instant sensual feelings and mild euphoria... this isreal star quality attraction. The scent of Osmanthus is mysteriously warm and is reminiscent of apricots, tea, leather, and herbs.
Rose - Eases the heart, lifts depression, balances women's sexual energy and promotes physical comfort and love. Improves learning andmemory. The scent is irresistible, enthralling, and impossible to leave.
(This post was last modified: 09-24-2009 12:58 PM by Diane999.)