Aroma: delicate, sweet floral narcotic scent
Jasmine, along with rose oil, are considered the most expensive and exotic oils used in today’s perfumery. The largest producers are Egypt, followed by Morocco, India, Italy, France and China
There are several species of jasmine but widely available are Jasminum sambac and Jasminum grandiflorum. These are commonly used for the flower’s fragrance and also for a good quality of essential oil. Essential oil in flowers is extracted through enfleurage (technique of extraction of fragrant components by oil). It takes 8,000 hand- picked blossoms to produce 1 gram of Jasmine Absolute. Jasmine concrete and Jasmine absolute are widely used in perfumes and cosmetics and aromatherapy.