Calendula (Calendula Officinalis L.) , also known as pot marigold, is a flower that is widely used in perfumery for its pleasant fragrance and beneficial properties. Calendula is native to the Mediterranean region and ours is sourced from Egypt.
Calendula has a delicate, sweet, and slightly herbal scent. Its aroma is often described as warm, sunny, and reminiscent of fresh flowers and greenery. Calendula's fragrance is gentle and uplifting, making it a popular choice for perfumes that aim to evoke a sense of joy, brightness, and natural beauty.
Calendula is classified as a middle note in our Floral family. It adds a touch of softness, freshness, and femininity to fragrance compositions. Calendula's scent is often used to enhance and balance other floral notes, creating a harmonious and well-rounded fragrance.
Calendula is a versatile ingredient in perfumery and can be used in a variety of fragrance compositions. It blends well with other floral notes like rose, jasmine, and ylang-ylang, as well as with citrus, herbal, and woody notes. Calendula can be found in a wide range of perfumes, from light and refreshing floral scents to more complex and sophisticated compositions.
When used in perfumery, calendula adds a touch of natural beauty and radiance to fragrances. Its gentle and uplifting scent, along with its therapeutic benefits, makes it a popular choice among perfumers. Whether used as a main note or as a supporting ingredient, calendula brings a sense of freshness, positivity, and well-being to fragrance compositions.
Calendula has a long history of use in Mediterranean countries and Europe. It was used by ancient Greeks and Romans for its medicinal properties, and it remains popular in traditional herbal medicine in countries like Spain, Italy, and Greece. In some European cultures, calendula is associated with rituals or customs related to fertility, weddings, and festivals.
In India, calendula is known as "Genda" or "Zergul." It is used in Ayurvedic medicine for its healing and skin-soothing properties. Calendula-based ointments and creams are used to treat various skin conditions.
Some Native American tribes historically used calendula for medicinal purposes. For example, the Navajo used the flowers as a dye for textiles and as a food coloring agent.
Calendula is widely used in traditional Mexican medicine, especially for skin ailments. In Latin American cultures, the flower is also associated with rituals and customs during the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) celebrations.
While not as widely used as in some other regions, calendula is known in parts of East Asia. For instance, in traditional Chinese medicine, it is sometimes used to treat minor skin conditions.
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Please note this product format is a small vial that contains roughly 20 drops of scent concentrate. This can be purchased à la carte but is intended to be used with our Perfume Kit.
Latin Name: Calendula Officinalis L.
Extraction Method: Maceration
Country of Origin: Egypt
We are a natural perfumer; all of the scents in our library are derived from plants.
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