|Latin Name:||Michelia champaca |
Description: Michelia champaca is 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 borne on a medium-sized slender tree related to the Magnolias. In many areas where it thrives, the flowers are used for ornamental purposes and for worship in temples. 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.
Contradictions/Safety: Use caution during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Shelf Life: 1 year if stored under proper conditions.