Tagetes glandulifera, commonly known as Wild Marigold or Peruvian Marigold, is native to South America. Specifically, it is native to the Andean regions of Peru and Ecuador. In its native habitat, this flowering plant can be found growing in the high-altitude mountainous areas and is well-adapted to the local climate and conditions. Today Tagetes is grown in many suitable habitats, such as India where we source ours from.
Tagetes has a distinct, strong, and vibrant fragrance. It is often described as having a warm, fruity, and slightly floral aroma with hints of citrus and spice. The scent of tagetes is uplifting, lively, and refreshing.
Tagetes is a Middle note in our Floral family. It blends well with other floral notes like rose, jasmine, and neroli, as well as citrus notes such as bergamot and lemon. It can also add depth and warmth to fragrance compositions when combined with spicy notes like clove and cinnamon.
Tagetes is primarily used in perfumery to add a fresh and vibrant touch to fragrances. Its bright and cheerful aroma can bring a lively and energetic quality to perfume blends. Tagetes is often used in floral, citrus, and oriental fragrance compositions to add complexity and a touch of exoticism.
It's important to note that tagetes can be quite potent, so it is typically used in perfumery in small amounts to avoid overpowering the fragrance composition. The unique scent of tagetes adds a distinct character to perfumes and contributes to the overall olfactory experience.
In Mexican culture, tagetes, specifically the variety known as Tagetes erecta or Cempasúchil, plays a significant role in the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) celebrations. The vibrant orange and yellow marigold flowers are believed to attract the souls of deceased loved ones and guide them back to the world of the living. They are used to decorate altars and graves during this important cultural festival.
Marigolds, including different varieties of tagetes, are highly valued in Indian culture. They are commonly used in religious ceremonies, festivals, and wedding celebrations. Marigold garlands and flower arrangements are offered to deities in temples, used to decorate homes and event venues, and worn as decorative accessories during festive occasions.
Marigolds, including tagetes, are traditionally used in Chinese culture during the Mid-Autumn Festival (also known as the Moon Festival). The flowers are incorporated into decorations and displays to celebrate the harvest season and symbolize good fortune and prosperity. They are believed to bring luck and happiness to the households that display them.
Marigolds, including tagetes, have cultural significance in several African countries. They are often used in traditional rituals, ceremonies, and spiritual practices. The flowers are considered symbols of protection, purification, and spiritual awakening. In some African traditions, marigolds are used in rituals to ward off negative energies and attract positive forces.
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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: Tagetes Glandulifera
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Country of Origin: India
We are a natural perfumer; all of the scents in our library are derived from plants.
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