Physical actions: Anti-nociceptive activity (A nociceptor is a sensory receptor that responds to potentially damaging stimuli by sending nerve signals to the spinal cord and brain. The anti-nociceptive effect is a reduction in pain sensitivity made within neurons when endorphins or a similar opium-containing substance combines with a receptor). Addresses the pain associated with an inflammatory disease. Antihypertensive, antioxidant, it is also used to enhance skin penetration (if added to a blend improves absorption) and has insecticidal properties.
Scent profile: Heavy, sweet, narcotic. Nuances: Earthy, herbaceous, hay-like. Only smells like narcissus upon extreme dilution.
Composition: Phenylethanol (sweet, honey, rosy), a-terpineol (lilac-like), l-linalool (mild floral, woody), anisaldehyde (sweet, hawthorn blossom, hay). This has to be mentioned! Hawthorn blossom is described as "vanilla and almond with a splash of spice. It's a very spring-like smell"
Part Used ~ Flowers
Extraction Method ~ Hexane Free Absolute
Origin ~ France
Note Classification ~ Middle Note
Cautions ~ Never take internally