Bottle of alcoholate or spirit with Carnation

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Perfumed Spirit


Botanical Name : Dianthus Caryophyllus

Country of Origin : Egypt

Olfactive Family : Floral

Harvester : Behave

Harvested part : Flower

Main application : Diffusion

Perfumed Spirit alcoholate of Carnation is an extract obtained by cold washing of the concrete of the carnation flower harvested in India. This old method has been brought up to date by our sourcing manager, and allows us to get as close as possible to the original smell of the plant, and to retranscribe its entire olfactory spectrum. It is derived from the common carnation or wallflower whose scientific name is Dianthus Caryophyllus.

A full floral fragrance with spicy notes close to Clove, Carnation Alcoholate is ideal for creating perfumes with character or simply to enhance your cosmetic creations. But above all it will surprise you with its irresistible powdery and hypnotic fragrance.



A flower that has been sought after in perfumery for centuries, the carnation alcolohate expresses its subtle fragrance here with great fidelity. The first moments are subjugating, with a complex and generous bouquet, while the characteristic spicy note of Clove gradually imposes itself. A full floral fragrance with a hypnotic powdery heart.


Notes :


Associations :

As a floral and spicy note, Carnation alcoholate combines wonderfully with woody and ambery, usually oriental, backgrounds such as Patchouli, Sandalwood or Vanilla.

However, it can also be surrounded by green, honeyed or fruity facets to gain vitality at the start of its evaporation and in the heart space. Thus, to associate it with Jasmine and/or Rose is very judicious.

Creations :

Carnation is a famous note in perfumery but actually quite rare because it is very often reconstituted (from a floral and wallflower blend). It has been featured in classics such as Nina Ricci’s Air du Temps in 1951 as well as in equally cult modern perfumes (Flower by Kenzo). It is also found in niche compositions such as Luttens with Vitriol d’Oeillet.

• “L’Air du Temps” – Nina Ricci
• “Flower” – Kenzo
• “Vitriol d’Oeillet” – Luttens


main emotions

From the first breaths, the warmth of the spicy notes so characteristic of the carnation alcoholate come to tickle our nostrils. In particular its clove note that pierces us, yet softly. At the emotional level, it acts in the same direction, which is explained by the presence of phenols. It would thus be good to call it “soft attack commando”. Because the spirit of the carnation, finally, is the benevolent friend who motivates us by raising his voice slightly and transmits strength, energy and courage.


• Helps to regain energy
• Boost your daily life
• Self-confidence building
• Helps to face the trials of everyday life

Tips for use

• a few drops on a ceramic pebble to place in a closet or a living room
• on a wet cloth, let it infuse, inhale deeply several times a day

For more details and to know if an oil is suitable for you and the best use for you, do not hesitate to contact an olfactotherapist.



We currently have too little information about its properties in aromatherapy. Our experts are currently studying (practical and technical analysis) this extract and we will soon be able to give you more information.

tips for use

For your safety and that of your loved ones, consider consulting a professional aromatherapist.

In food

Carnation alcoholate does not currently have a FEMA* Number

*The FEMA number is an international food safety number. It is essential to be able to use them in food, without it, you are not allowed to consume them. Le Sourceur rejects any responsibility in case of non respect of these rules.

Product Information

General Characteristics

Type of culture : Traditional culture
Harvest : June to September
Extraction method : Cold washing of the concrete then filtration
Production capacity : 50 kg per year
Type of product : Carnation alcoholate 96% vol. alcohol
Alcohol used: Sugar beet alcohol at 96°.

Organoleptic characteristics

• Transparent to pale yellow alcoholate
• Spicy and clove-like scent
• Mobile liquid appearance

Physical characteristics

• Density : 0,815 – 0,825
• Flash point : 15 °C +/- 5


• Benzyl Alcohol
• Benzyl Benzoate
• Benzyl Salicylate
• Eugenol

product reference

CAS registry Number : 8021-43-0
Batch Number : DCA/FRA/BEH/0522
Shelf life : end of 2025


Alcoholates are sensitive to UV radiation and to the progressive evaporation of their constituents. It is therefore imperative to keep them in a colored glass or aluminum bottle with a tight seal at a temperature between 5°C and 40°C.


Before any use of the alcoholates/spirits read imperatively the precautions for use.

Highly flammable liquid and vapour / Keep away from direct heat and flame / Causes severe eye irritation / Harmful to aquatic organisms, causes long-term effects / IF ON SKIN : wash with plenty of soap and water / IF ON EYES : apply vegetable oil, then rinse with water / In case of irritation or rash : seek medical advice (keep container available) / Apply vegetable oil liberally, then rinse with water / Keep out of reach of children / Do not use on pregnant or nursing women and children under 6 years of age.

The information provided on the Le Sourceur site is intended to be informative. They are derived from laboratory research and books published by health professionals but can in no way replace a doctor’s prescription. Le Sourceur declines all responsibility for self-medication.


On the internet

Au Jardin – Dianthus Caryophyllus
Osmoz – Carnation


Kathy Vandevelde for her expertise in olfactotherapy
Adrien Blanc for his expertise in perfume

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