Plumeria, also known as frangipani, is native to several tropical regions in the world. The exact native range of Plumeria species is somewhat uncertain due to their extensive cultivation and naturalization in various countries. However, Plumeria is believed to have originated in the Americas, specifically in regions of Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
Plumeria species have been cultivated and valued for their beautiful and fragrant flowers for centuries, and they have been spread to many other tropical and subtropical regions through human cultivation and trade. Today, Plumeria can be found growing in various countries with suitable climates, including parts of Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Pacific Islands. Ours is sourced from India, thought to have been brought by traders, explorers, or travelers from other tropical regions centuries ago.
Plumeria is highly valued for its sweet, floral, and tropical fragrance. Its scent is often described as creamy, fruity, and reminiscent of ripe peaches or tropical blossoms. The fragrance of Plumeria is delicate, exotic, and captivating, making it a sought-after ingredient in perfumery.
Plumeria is commonly used as a key note in floral bouquets and compositions. Its enchanting scent adds a touch of elegance and sensuality to perfumes, creating a beautiful and alluring fragrance experience. It is a Middle note in our Floral family.
Plumeria is particularly popular in tropical and exotic perfume creations. Its aroma evokes the feeling of being in a tropical paradise, making it a favorite choice for perfumes with a beachy, vacation-like vibe.
Plumeria is often used as a blending ingredient in perfumery to enhance and add complexity to fragrances. Its unique floral aroma blends well with other floral notes, such as jasmine, rose, and ylang-ylang, as well as with fruity or woody accords.
Plumeria is deeply cherished in Hawaiian culture, where it is known as "Lei flowers." The flowers are used to create traditional Hawaiian leis, which are worn or given as a symbol of love, friendship, and aloha spirit. Plumeria leis are often used in ceremonies, hula dances, weddings, and other celebrations in Hawaii.
Plumeria is also highly revered in Polynesian cultures, which include countries like Tahiti, Samoa, and Fiji. Similar to Hawaiian culture, Plumeria is used to make leis, adornments, and headdresses for special occasions and rituals.
In Bali, Indonesia, Plumeria is considered a sacred flower and is associated with various religious and ceremonial practices. The flowers are used in religious offerings, temple decorations, and traditional Balinese rituals.
Plumeria is the national flower of Thailand and holds cultural significance in Thai traditions. The flowers are used in religious ceremonies, such as Buddhist rituals, and are also featured in traditional Thai art and literature.
Plumeria, known as "Champa" in India, has spiritual and religious importance in Hinduism. The flowers are used in religious ceremonies, rituals, and festivals, and are associated with deities like Lord Vishnu and Lord Krishna.
Plumeria is valued and used in various Pacific Island cultures, including Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, and the Cook Islands. The flowers are used in traditional ceremonies, dances, and as decorations for special occasions.
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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: Plumeria
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Country of Origin: India
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