Intoxicating Jasmine: There’s No Substitute for the Real Thing


Jasmine absolute does not smell like the flower. Why is this so? To find out, methylene chloride extraction of the blossoms directly from the plant was carried out, revealing significant differences in component percentages—in addition to previously unidentified components. What these differences mean to the overall profile and natural character of the flower are discussed, in comparison with commercial jasmine sambac absolute from India.

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