// June 19th, 2012 // Bath & Body
Magnolia × alba, commonly known as the White Champaca or White Jade Orchid Tree, is a flowering plant of hybrid origin not found in the wild and cultivated for ornamental use. It is a hybrid of Magnolia champaca and Magnolia montana.
The white champaca is known by various names in English and other languages, including pak lan (in Hawaiian and Cantonese).
Magnolia × alba matures to 30 meters with evergreen leaves; the flowers have a count of 12 petals.
Magnolia × alba is widely cultivated as an ornamental in Asia, particularly tropical and subtropical regions of China and Southeast Asia for the strongly fragrant flowers. An essential oil is extracted from the flowers. In China, where it is known as bai lan (白蘭), the flowers are used to prepare yulan tea. In traditional Chinese medicine, the flowers are used to move qi and relieve cough.
(info and pictures via Wikipedia)
White Champa Flower CO2 select extract is an amber colored liquid displaying a suave, sweet, floral bouquet with a fruity-herbaceous undertone.
In natural perfumery used in Oriental bouquets, high class florals, fruit accords, tropical essences, garland perfumes.