Golden Champaca is a jester of sorts. It comes from the same family as the Magnolia, can be easily confused with the White Champaca (Michaelia alba) and both share floral profiles but big fruit notes in Golden Champaca is where the species part. Golden Champaca flower is golden in color, much like citrine gemstones and considered sacred by Hindus and Buddhists as it is considered a tree for achieving enlightenment. The fine textured wood is used in furniture and cabinetry making. and the oil was used traditionally in hair treatments. Golden Champaca is a busty absolute oil and can be worn alone, or used to make a big floral statement in a blend. I have been considering adding a few tea bushes to our ever growing garden apothecary to experiment with fermenting tea and florals. I imagine Champaca flowers being rolled with tea leaves and fermented to make a fragrant floral tea.
Golden Champaca absolute comes from a new small producer that we have fallen in love with because of the care they put into both producing the aromatic and caring about the producers. All plants and people matter with this distiller and the end result is nothing short of an exquisite Golden Champaca absolute.
Suggested uses: Blends well with East Indian Sandalwood, Rose, Violet and Carnation.