14th August 2023: A quick note to say this new batch of Lilac CO2 (LIL23) has been produced from 2023 season material. Thanks, Adam : ) 

Adam Michael has this to say ” This lilac CO2 is of a waxy consistency. The fragrance is captured perfectly but the longevity is not overly good. Fresh waxy floral, a total extract, and with a little warmth it is 100% pourable. The major constituents are b-linalool, lilac aldehyde A-B-C, lilac alcohol A-D, 1,4-dimethoxybenzene, carvacrol, trimethoxbenzene, elimicin, I-elimicin, benzylbenzoate, squalene, a-amiryn, b-amiryn.”

Mark Evans has this to say “There is no lilac essential oil – the yield is non-existent. There is no lilac absolute – many attempts have failed. Throughout history the desire for the beautifully floral scent of lilacs has spawned many different blends, fragrance oils and butters and although these have become gradually more sophisticated and complex as new materials are discovered, they are all still just imitations of the naturally sweet floral delight of the natural lilac. Even the so called lilac pomades of the past were actually perfumed with a mix of benzoin, styrax and hyacinth pomade.

So it really is a great privilege to offer small amounts of this completely natural, completely real extract of lilac flowers. The yield of the CO2 extraction is small and the precious result is golden and waxy with a scent that is gentle, sweet, floral, balsamic and green with an earthy, slightly cresol-like undertone. After a while on the smelling strip, the scent turns quite spicy and cinnamon-like.
Although the fragrance of lilacs themselves may seem out-dated in these sophisticated times, it still remains an important and very useful floral component in modern perfumery.”

Botanical Name: Syringa vulgaris

Origin: Bulgaria

Alcohol Soluble: No

Oil Soluble: Yes

NOP –organic cert. by CERES