Why We Love Mimosa!
With its stunningly fragrant flowers and silvery foliage, Acacia dealbata (mimosa tree, blue wattle or silver wattle) is an evergreen tree favourite. Mimosa Absolute is a true staple, an essential oil to have in your perfumery kit. You’ll fall in love with its sweet, floral, and slightly woody aroma that resembles jasmine and sugar cane in the most gorgeous way!
Mimosa absolute is yellowish-brown beige that can sometimes be mistaken for amber. It has a peculiar and very specific leathery, almondy scent. It’s quite hard to recognise because it mixes well with almost any note, from green (floral notes) to woody ones, but especially fits well with fruity motifs. Mimosa’s aroma also has some vegetable accents like Hay and Cedarwood, possibly due to its kinship with the magnolia family and certain other conifers that grow in damp locations.
Mimosa is known more for its dry, slightly powdery qualities than its actual floral presence. Those tiny yellow flowers grow on the top of the plants are so beautiful and delicate. Considered an essential in classic perfumery because of its soft floral character and ability to calm and relax, Mimosa has been used in the industry for centuries.
Recently the Absolute has become popular with aromatherapists, who like to include it in certain blends as a kind of aromatic treat. It nourishes and softens the skin and soothes inflamed or sensitive areas. If you need a relaxing and calming fragrance to feel good, Mimosa scent is the perfect choice; a wonderful oil for lifting the spirit and letting go of worries and fear. It soothes your nerves and just a single drop brings a healing and relaxing touch for your mind.
A MODERN PERFUME INGREDIENT
Mimosa, like some of its fellow whites, is a difficult flower to tame. It has a reputation for having retro or vintage accents, but perfumers can use it to create floral accords and floral facets. Mimosa is often used for its powdery notes. On its own, it will bring a lot of naturalness to a composition; associated with notes like iris root, violet or carrot seed, they will emphasize its powdery facet.
Powerful, intimate and alluring for all genders, the sunny yellow blossoms of Mimosa offer a soft, sweet fragrance that heralds the joyful beginning of spring. In a very unusual pairing, Mimosa is featured in Annick Goutal’s Eau de Charlotte, where it compliments both Black Currant Bud and Cacao absolutes.
Some fragrances that contain Mimosa are: Aqua Allegoria, Tiaré-Mimosa by Guerlain, Champs Élysées by Guerlain, Paris by YSL, Amarige by Givenchy, Mimosa & Cardamom cologne by Jo Malone to name a few.
HOW WE USE IT
Mimosa Absolute oil is used for its soothing and sedative properties. When used in combination with Lavender Absolute, Peru Balsam, Neroli and Rose Otto, it helps to create an effective perfume that has calming, warming, soothing and mildly antidepressive properties. Blends well with: Star Anise, Litsea Cubeba, Mandarin, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange, Orris, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rose, Spearmint, Tuberose, Vanilla, Violet Leaf, Ylang Ylang & Yuzu.
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