An elegant enfleurage pomade made with Hyacinth 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, while they exhale their scent, then diligently changed and recharged with new flowers, regularly for 30 days or more, to produce the true scent of the flower. I did this for 60 days with mostly Delft blue Hyacinth.
It works beautifully as a single note, soliflore perfume.
The fragrance is delicate and true.
The Hyacinth flower enfleurage has a creamy floral green scent, just as it does in nature.
Character: Floral. Green. Buttery.
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.