Carnation (Dianthus Caryophyllus)

Floral, spicy, rosy, clove.

Source

Carnations grow in many countries, but pink carnation absolute is produced in the south of France.

Extraction Method

Carnation absolute is obtained when flowers are submitted to a special treatment which is both costly and low-yielding.

Use

Carnation absolute is used in minimal quantities in certain floral or oriental notes. It is often replaced with synthetic molecules that possess the same spicy quality.

History

The carnations has been cultivated for over 2,000 years. The Greeks considered it a divine flower and christened it dianthus, meaning "flower of flowers". Athenians used to make carnation wreaths during celebrations; the flowers were left floating in the beverages of future spouses. In medieval art, carnations were seen as a symbol of betrothal. In England, they would sometimes be added to wine and beer to give a spicy flavor. Medicinal properties Infusions of carnation petals and wine have an invigorating effect on the nervous system. Carnation is the flower of the gods and it symbolizes betrothal.

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