Osmanthus alcoholate

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Perfumed Spirit


Botanical Name : Osmanthus Fragrans Lour

Country of Origin : China

Olfactive Family : Floral

Harvester : Behave

Harvested part : Flowers

Main application : Diffusion

The spirit or alcoholate of Osmanthus (Osmanthus Fragrans Lour) is an extract obtained by cold washing the concrete of osmanthus made from flowers harvested in China. 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 flower, and to retranscribe its entire olfactory spectrum.

Delicately floral, resolutely fruity, this extract is ideal for creating feminine perfumes with character or simply to enhance your cosmetic creations. But above all, it will surprise you with its irresistible fragrance, between apricot and jasmine.



Faced with such olfactory generosity, it is difficult to be exhaustive. Osmanthus presents itself with a scathing blast of opulent floral and fruity notes. Heady and complex, the jasmine heart of white flower is surrounded by an apricot facet. Its richness makes this osmanthus a rare example of a “fur” note… A bestial delicacy. Finally, this frantic race is accompanied by leather and smoke to explore the darkness of a most sensual oriental accord.


Notes :


Associations :

Powerfully fruity at the top, combines very well with floral / oriental structures : Rose / Sandalwood / Patchouli.

Creations :

• “Cuir de Chine” – Les Indémodables parfums
A fresh, elegant and surprising trail : precious leather and suede are in the spotlight. A sporty-chic outfit for unexpected escapades.
• “Osmanthus” – Acqua Di Parma
• “Osmanthus” – The Different Company


main emotions

Traditionally, Osmanthus harmonizes in all simplicity and transmits balance and serenity. It allows us to take ourselves less seriously, to put the “me”, the ego aside and to open our heart. Offers a feeling of lightness, a soft smile.

Balance, Harmony, Serenity


• Opening up to others
• Taking life as it is
• Feeling better

instructions 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 right for you and the best use for you, do not hesitate to contact an olfactotherapist.



Our experts are currently studying this extract (practical and technical analysis) and we will soon be able to give you more information.


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

In food

FEMA Number : 3750

*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. Our alcoholates are also very concentrated in alcohol, it seems that they are ideal to use to create syrups, cocktails or any dish to be eaten cold, especially desserts. On the other hand and after many tests, their flash point seems too low to be of any interest in a hot dish, unless you add it after cooking, just before serving. Be careful with their use in the kitchen, too much of them can be dangerous. If in doubt, contact a specialist.


We recommend Osmanthus alcoholate for a small perfumed touch, but use it sparingly or you may have to taste your dish several times before tasting it. Also be careful with its alcohol content, especially for children. However, it should be noted that the alcohol is food grade.

Some ideas of recipes in which to integrate our Spirit of Osmanthus :
• Game – Ideal to give it a fruity note, apricot – to be added after cooking
• Sorbet or Ice Cream – To give a fruity alcoholic taste like amarena cherry

Product Information

General Characteristics

Type of culture : Traditional culture
Harvest : September – November
Extraction method : Cold washing (ethyl alcohol) of the concrete then filtration
Production capacity : 20 kg per year
Type of product : Osmanthus alcoholate 94% vol. of alcohol
Alcohol used : Sugar beet alcohol at 96°

Organoleptic characteristics

• Yellow-green oil
• Honeyed and sweet scent
• Mobile liquid appearance

Physical characteristics

• Density: 0.809 to 0.829
• Flash point : 17 °C


• Linalool

Product references

CAS registry Number : 92347-21-2
Batch Number : OFA/CHI/GAZ/1020
Shelf Life : end of 2023


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 using spirits/alcoholates read imperatively the precautions for use.

Highly flammable liquid and vapour / Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects / Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking / Avoid release to the environment / IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water [or shower] / IF IN EYES : Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing / 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

Les indémodables Parfums
Wikipedia – Osmanthus


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

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