Cassie (Acacia) in Perfumery

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Cassie flower oil is used in fine fragrances of various types, including floral, aldehydic, as well as semi-oriental and oriental types. In less expensive perfumes, synthetic cassie compounds are used.

Botanical Origin

Acacia farnesiana Willd, and Acacia Cavenia Hook et Arn., both belonging to the family Leguminosae, are two species originally cultivated in the Mediterranean countries. The latter is being considered by some botanists as a variety of the former. Acacia farnesiana Willd. is small tree up to ten feet in height, bearing small yellow flowers in a shape of a ball.

Among many other species, Acacia farnesiana Willd. grows wild in many warm and tropical countries, such as Australia, western India, south China and Africa.

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