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Olibanum and neroli in perfect harmony

All fragrances from the Olibanum perfume house contain Somali frankincense, extracted using a method that generates neither greenhouse gases nor pollutants.

The common thread running through the collection, unveiled or accentuated, in each Olibanum creation, frankincense is associated with a key raw material.

For its 19th creation, Olibanum has chosen to highlight neroli. Its essential oil, produced from the white, fleshy, highly fragrant flower of the Citrus aurantium sour orange tree, which blooms in early spring, comes from the province of Khémisset in Morocco. This variety has been selected for its floral, citrus, green and honey notes.

Olibanum aims to undress perfume to reveal its fundamental dimension, with pure, accessible creations. This is complemented by a responsible approach to minimizing its impact on the environment: minimalist, recycled and recyclable packaging, organic alcohol made in France, formulas developed with ethical natural products and clean synthetic molecules. What's more, Olibanum wants perfume to contribute to everyone's well-being, and uses raw materials produced by local communities.

" The arrival of the orange blossoms in April is a time of great excitement for the thousands of women who take part in the harvest every year. It's also a major logistical challenge for the grower, who must organize both harvesting and processing in the hours that follow. Every day, 1,500 pickers on each of the three farms have to be transported from their villages to the fields, the company explains.

Only the open flowers, not the buds, are harvested and carefully sorted before being transported to the factory to be transformed into a concrete using bio-sourced and biodegradable green volatile solvents. "This waxy concrete is then reworked with ethanol to obtain an absolute whose top and heart notes are preserved, revealing a natural flower effect, less green than a neroli and less animalic than an absolute. The fresh petal notes are highly refined, giving the compositions a sunny effect", says Olibanum.

Composed by Céline Perdriel, Olibanum Néroli is composed of bergamot, neroli, orange blossom, jasmine, olibanum and musks. "As delicious as it is mischievous, the sparkle of bergamot reveals the sweetest of neroli. Fresh and floral, it melts with infinite tenderness into the honeyed roundness of jasmine, enveloped in powdery musks".emphasizes Olibanum.

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