Jasmine Sambac Absolute – Jasmine Sambac from India
Sambac is a key ingredient in luxury perfumes and oil blends. To be Sambac is walk down the memory lane, I recollect memories of my home surrounded by Jasmine climbers. The weddings, where the bride and grooms are adorned with garlands made with Jasmine, and the women who wear Jasmine in their hair which sinks into their ornamental silk garments. It is like a garden in full bloom, just beautiful!
The scent of Sambac is greener and fresher than jasmine grandiflorum, intense floral, sweet, slight musky and blends beautifully with fruity or marine accords. Sambac is joyful, Jasmine sambac absolute is also used in woody or oriental bases. As soon as I smell Sambac i just forget all my worries, as it has such an amazing calming effect.
Night-blooming jasmine sambac flowers release their perfume after dark, before closing come morning. Picking begins around 6 a.m. and continues until noon. The flowers are handpicked with the utmost care, one by one, and are quickly processed. The pickers are after the buds and not the flowers that are open. It is a very laborious processes.
Jasmine Sambac was discovered by perfumers in the 1980s, it differs from jasmine grandiflorum in both the shape of flowers, which are smaller, plumper, with more abundant petals and its fragrance, which is fruity and green with notes of orange blossom. In India, Jasmine sambac is grown mainly on the Indian peninsula, more specifically in the state of Tamil Nadu, where the cultivated surface area spans approximately 6,500 hectares.
Approximately 5000 buds of Jasmine make 1 kilo and to make 1 kilogram of Jasmine Absolute, 1000 kilos of buds are required.
We believe in procuring our materials directly from the source to ensure there is no adulteration and this absolute is extracted by a very renowned company in India .
Botanical Name: Jasmine Sambac
Country of Origin: South India
Cultivation: Ethical Farmed
Extraction Method: Solvent
Fragrance notes: Floral, jasmine-like, fruity, orange blossom, green