A liquid amber to reddish brown liquid made up of natural and synthetic materials.
When absolutes are created for a perfumer’s use, often, extra isolates and extractions are blended with it to enhance and stabilise the expected fragrance. Many of these extra ingredients may be natural ingredients and some may be synthetic isolates. We feel it is important to differentiate this group of absolutes as being of Perfume Quality but we make no statement about any therapeutic use as they are designed for fragrance only.
Aromatherapists looking for therapeutic action primarily, should continue to use the other oils listed in the Essential Oils sections.
The individual materials that make up Gardenia Absolute are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing) here.
No therapeutic skin benefits but it does add an amazing fragrance which can add value and desirability to high end products like anti aging serums, creams and lotions.
No direct hair care usage but when added to shampoos and hair conditioners, it makes the product smell very appealing with a high perceived value.
Vaporise or use in an oil burner to fragrance a room.
None as it is a complete fragrance in its own right.
The Gardenia flower was named after the 18th Century naturalist Dr. Alexander Garden.
In the mid 1920’s Chanel managed to create a gardenia perfume that truly reflected the breeze like characteristics of the gardenia flower itself. It was discontinued after the Second World War and then reformulated in the 1980’s for relaunch.