Cassie Flower Absolute 10% in Jojoba

Price: $16.29
Cassie Flower Absolute 10% in Jojoba

Acacia Farnesiana Wild Solvent Extracted from the flowers in Egypt.

Aroma: Cassie Absolute has a fresh sweet scent, reminiscent of Violet Leaf with hints of powdery balsam undertone.

Description: Cassie Acacia farnesiana, known as Cassie or Yellow Cassie is a mimosa with feathery leaves. It flowers in fragrant yellow globes. Cassie is a mimosa resistant to drought but vulnerable to cold. It flowers mainly from November to March and the perfume extracted from the flowers is in form of pomade. The absolute is prepared by mixing the pomade with alcohol which is allowed to stand for 3–4 weeks at about -5°C. The alcohol is then separated and distilled over. The extract obtained is a dark yellow viscous liquid with strong odor of Cassie flowers.

Color: Viscous red brown liquid.

Common Uses: Well known to the perfume industry, Cassie Absolute is used in numerous perfumes in a way similar to mimosa, for its sweet, honey notes. It is also used in aromatherapy.

Consistency: Thick, viscous resin at room temperature. Bottle should be placed in a hot water bath in order for absolute to liquefy.

Note: Medium

Strength of Aroma: Strong

Blends well with: Lavender and Peru Balsam.

History: The taxon name "farnesiana" comes from the Farnese Gardens in Rome. Cassie plant thrives in dry, saline or sodic soils and has become a serious pest plant in parts of Australia.

Cautions: No known toxicity. Use well diluted. High doses may trigger skin reactions in sensitive individuals. It is important to note that all absolutes are extremely concentrated by nature. They should not be evaluated in this state unless you are accustomed to the undiluted fragrance. For those trying Absolutes for the first time, we strongly recommend they be evaluated in dilution. Otherwise, the complexity of the fragrance - particularly the rare and exotic notes - becomes lost.

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"Acacia farnesiana az" by Mike - Own work. Licensed under GFDL via Wikimedia Commons -

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