An elegant enfleurage pomade made with Dianthus flowers, using the cold extraction method. I used organic Shea butter and jojoba wax as the base. The flowers are carefully applied on to the base, and diligently changed and recharged with new flowers, regularly for 30 days, to produce the true scent of the flower. It works beautifully as a single note, soliflore perfume.
The fragrance is delicate and true. The Dianthus flower has a whisper of clove spice and a floral vanilla like scent, just as it does in nature.
Character: Clove. Vanilla. Floral.
Beautifully presented in a container with an eco kraft gift box, so perfect for gifts.
Apply with finger to pulse points, wrists, nape of the neck and behind the ears.
Keep in a cool place. Store away from direct sunlight and high temperatures.
This enfluerage is:
– Made with fresh flowers
– Beeswax free
– Has NO artifical fragrance
– Not testing on animals
– 100% plant based
Size: Choose from 1ml sample container, 5ml container and 10ml container.
Application:Apply with finger to pulse points, wrists, nape of the neck, behind the ears.
What is enfleurage?
Enfleurage is a beautiful ancient technique of extracting fragrance from delicate flowers. The botanical is placed on to a layer of fat that absorbs the scent of the fresh breathing flower. The flowers are replaced every day for an extensive period of time, until the scent is captured. The base that absorbs the flower scented molecules is called a ‘pomade’.
This method was devised in 18th century France using animal fat, and then the fat was further distilled with alcohol.
However, I stop at the ‘pomade’ stage, so NO alcohol is used, and the fat I use is organic and 100% plant based. Pomade was also historically made in ancient Egypt and the Near East, using the same technique of applying flowers to a base of fat.
My enfleurage pomade is mindfully made in very small batches, when the botanical is in season. It really is labour intensive, but also a labour of love. The scent is subtle and true.
Store away from direct sunlight and high temperatures.
For external use only. As with all new products, please carry out a patch test before use.
I’ve just received a sample pot of this wonderful pomade. I adore the scent of dianthus, and regret the disappearance of Roger et Gallet’s malmaison soap, so this is a real find for those who love that clove/vanilla scent without cloying sweetness. If this technique will translate to other products, I’ll try them all!
Thanks so much!