Magnolia is one of those blowsy white floral ingredients that perfumers just love, love, love. Creamily sweet, but with a fresh edge to its petal power. Unlike rose or jasmine, which are more familiar, you may never have smelled a magnolia up close – but this family of flowering trees is worth sniffing out, especially the Magnolia grandiflorum variety.
There are around 200 different types of magnolia (named after a renowned French botanist, Pierre Magnol, who came up with the concept of classifying flora into 'plant families').
Magnolias originate in both Asia and the Americas, and are thought to be one of the most ancient flowering plants, dating back to prehistoric times.
It is one of the ingredients present in our Taurus fragrance!