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Some notes on reconstituting an orange flower absolute ex Poucher’s formulas.

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  One of the Perfumer’s most cherished source ingredients are the white flowers: tuberose, jasmine, frangipani (plumeria), and the orange blossom. The fragrance of these flowers are somewhat along a spectrum of sweetness and indole-bearing, each with various minutiae about them, which distinguishes them, as parted-out ingredients for fine perfumery. All of the fragrant, fine white flowers are intoxicating. Jasmine sambac, also known, colloquially, as sampaquito, is perhaps the most heart-wrenchingly, deeply visceral of these varietals and various species. Although they bear similar qualities to one another, given the contextual consideration of that this notion correlates these fragrance specimens along the spectrum, as stated, I set out to reconstitute an orange flower absolute, given guidelines laid out in many articles of literature, being that I found my compositions, which bore orange flower absolute (later understood to be nicknamed “specialties,” produced by the large fragrance