Native to Australia, and cultivated mostly in Tasmania, Boronia flowers are brown and yellow
Solvant extracted from the flowers.
Boronia is not used much in aromatherapy but its interesting and powerful notes make it valuable for perfumery and also for some culinary uses. It's also well known as a flavor. It is one of the only absolutes to contain iones, which is used to enhance the characteristics of the perfume.
Primary constituents include ionone, eugenol, triacontane, ethyl alcohol and ethyl formate
I heard the sudden startled whisperings
Of wakened birds settling their restless wings;
The North-east brought his word of gladness, "Soon!"
And all the night with wonder was a-swoon.
A soul had breathed into long-dreaming things;
Some unseen hand hovered above the strings:
Some cosmic chord had set the earth in tune.
And when I rose I saw the Bay arrayed
In her grey robe against the coming heat.
A pulse awoke within the stirring street--
The wattle-gold upon the pavements thrown,
And through the quiet of the colonnade
The smoky perfume of boronia blown.
The odor of the dark green and somewhat viscous absolute is fresh, fruity-green, sweet tea-like, sightly spicy-herbacaeous, reminiscent of cinnamon and tobacco leaf. The main body notes display a tremendously rich and tenacious floral undertone of wam woody-sweet character.
Boronia is used in high class floral perfumes and bases such as violet, mimosa, cassie, honeysuckle, and sweet pea. It blends well with clary sage, bergamot, sandalwood, helichrysum, etc but this is definitely a speciality item.
Boronia is also used in flavoring, to enrichen and boost fruits, like citrus can add brightness.
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