Magnolia

lat. Magnolia grandiflora (Magnoliaceae)

Group: FLOWERS

Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora (Magnoliaceae)
Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora (Magnoliaceae)
Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora (Magnoliaceae)
Odor profile: waxy lemony tinged floral, fresh and lush at the same time

Blooming Magnolias in the springtime are a spectacular sight. The magnolia family accounts for about 200 species distributed mainly in two regions: Asia (from the Himalayas through China to Japan, and Southeast Asia) and the Americas.

Magnolia was named after French botanist Pierre Magnol , the man behind the current scheme of botanical classification.

Magnolia is believed to be one of the most ancient flowering plants. Dinosaurs saw Magnolias blossoming. There were no bees back then but beetles, creatures three times older than the magnolia, extracted the magnolia’s protein-rich pollen, as they still do nowadays.




































Magnolia is a significant flower in Chinese and Japanese culture, and has been cultivated there for centuries. Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) has been the official state flower (emblem) of Louisiana since July 12,1900. Mississippi is known as the "Magnolia State," where Magnolia has been the official state flower since 1952 and the official state tree since 1938.

Magnolia Virginiana species from Virginia was the first Magnolia in Europe.  It was sent in 1687 by the English missionary and naturalist John Banister  to Henry Compton, English bishop and a great gardener of his day. Soon after discovering the American species, the Western world was introduced to Chinese Magnolias (Magnolia Denudata and Liliflora) and then to the beautiful Star Magnolia (Stellata) from Japan in the mid-nineteenth century. One of the most exciting discoveries was the "queen of Magnolias"-- pink Magnolia Campbellii from the Himalaya at the beginning of the previous century.
 
 
Some of the most popular and oldest Magnolia species:

Magnolia in Perfumes

 

Magnolia flowers are often fragrant. The scent is creamy sweet with a light citrus nuance (Magnolia Grandiflora). Magnolia is a common ingredient in floral perfume bouquets, and there are also several fragrances with Magnolia in a starring role.

                   
                     Magnolia by Yves Rocher


This perfume was made in 1983 and is now discontinued, but you can still find it on eBay. I bought a bottle produced in Morocco under the license of Yves Rocher few years ago.

Magnolia was a very popular fragrance, a heady floral composition, very intensive and crowded with notes in the bright style of the 1980's. Very possibly it is the darkest and heaviest Magnolia perfume, with a strong personality and an honorable mission to guard the memories of at least two generations.

It seemed so romantic just two decades ago, but as I smell it today I think how quickly and drastically our preferences in smell can change. Magnolia is hopelessly stuck in '80's, but it is still dear to me.
 

     


Magnolia Romana by Eau D'Italie

Magnolia Romana is the sixth fragrance in the Eau D'Italie perfume line. Like other fragrances in the line, Magnolia Romana is inspired by Bella Italia, celebrating Spring in one of the most beautiful and famous parks in Rome – Villa Borghese.

Magnolia Romana is a dewy floral composition with a lot of the ozone we detect after a brief spring shower. Shiny greenness is everywhere, and even the soil breathes with life. Spicy notes together with the bitterness of citrus branches make a picturesque background behind the soft floral notes. This perfume is not a magnolia close-up; it's a poetic landscape with a pond near the magnolia trees.

 

        
Magnolia Nobile by Acqua di Parma


Magnolia Nobile is the second floral aristocrat in the line after Iris Nobile, and was introduced in 2009. While reading reviews of this scent on the perfume pages, I saw many complaints about the citrus notes in the composition. I was lucky enough to smell a real magnolia flower in the park right after. It was Grandiflora, and it does smell citrusy.

Antoine Maisondieu recreated the creaminess of the flower, balanced with a bright citrus note very close to Nature. With a puff of transparent, powdery vetiver as a finishing touch in the base, the scent has a dusky, glowing, noble look.


Explore more beautiful Magnolias:




Magnolia by L`Erbolario

Magnolia Petal by Ayala Moriel
Magnolia, Orchid & Mimosa by Antica Farmacista
Magnolia Blossom by Bath and Body Works
Eau De Fleur de Magnolia by Kenzo (Fleur Collection)
Eau du Val (Magnolia) by L`Occitane en Provence
Magnolia Pourpre by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier

 

The World of Magnolias (Hardcover) by Dorothy J. Callaway
Magnolias: A Gardener's Guide (Hardcover) by Jim Gardiner

Images: Image of Sweetbay Magnolia by and (c)2008 Derek Ramsey

 

Author: Jeca (jeca)
Fragrantica Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magnolia Perfumes

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Eau De Fleur de Magnolia Kenzo
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Agua Magnoliana Fueguia 1833
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Magnolia Marks and Spencer
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Magnolia Elizabeth W
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With a Kiss Victoria`s Secret
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Parco Palladiano I Bottega Veneta
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Magnolia Demeter Fragrance
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Magnolia Avon
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Eau fraiche Reveuse Magnolia Corinne Cobson
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Fleur de Sephora Magnolia Sephora
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Missoni Colori - Missoni Giallo Missoni
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Magnolia Grove Perfume Trio Phoenix Botanicals
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Magnolia Imperiale Officine del Profumo
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Magnolia Dilis Parfum
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Unique Women Yanbal
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Southern Magnolia Pokrovka Trading House
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Magnolia Fleurage
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Field of Flowers Magnolia Blossom Philosophy
1.5
Magnolia C.O.Bigelow
1.5
Magnolia Companhia da Terra
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Jazz Funeral Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
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Eau du Val (Magnolia) L`Occitane en Provence
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Looking Glass Derek Lam 10 Crosby
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Magnolia Yardley
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No. 23 Magnolia & Pink Pepper Rituals
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Magnolia L`Erbolario
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Air de Fio No 6 Pupa
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Splendia Bvlgari
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No. 88 Bahia Frau Tonis Parfum
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My Philosophy Truthful Philosophy
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Mugler Show Thierry Mugler
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Rose Silk Shanghai Tang
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J`adore Christian Dior
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Be Daring Avon
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Fleur à Fleur Eau Jeune
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LR Classics Santorini LR
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Ops! O Boticario
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Carmen Victorio & Lucchino
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Magnolia Santa Maria Novella
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Per Una Marks and Spencer
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Femme Supreme Roberta Andrade
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Tommy Girl Summer 2011 Tommy Hilfiger
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Chloe Eau de Parfum Chloe
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Freesia Magnolia Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
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Loral Shirley May
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Essence d’Or Elode
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Vintage Peony & Fig Leaf Nicolai Bergmann
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Paradiso Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
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Aurien Rubra Eudora
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Rebel Angel House of Cherry Bomb
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Kashkha 2 Arabian Oud
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Rosa Bulgara Zara
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Bright Crystal Versace
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Fleur de Coton Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
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Linda Inspiração O Boticario
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Secrets to Keep Kiss Avon
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Eternity Summer 2006 Calvin Klein
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Miracle Lancome
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Curious Britney Spears Britney Spears
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Merry Merry Pink Victoria`s Secret
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Moulinette Soeurs Arabelle Anthropologie
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Indian Summer Green Priscilla Presley
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Sous Le Magnolias Pierre Bourdon
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Gardenia, Lilac & White Magnolia Nicolai Bergmann
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Goddess Fleur de Sante
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Magnolia Refan
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Fische Jean-Pierre Sand
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Kriska Atitude Natura
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Magnolia & Iris Henri Bendel
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Far Away Bella Avon
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Zara Woman Rose Gold Zara
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L`Air Nina Ricci
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Volare Magnolia Oriflame
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Malena Fueguia 1833
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Classica di Magnolia Pineider
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Elysees Isabelle T
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Dazzling Moments Avon
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Bombshell Seduction Victoria`s Secret
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In The Mood For Love Gianfranco Ferre
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Party Sentifique
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Magnolia Yves Rocher
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Laura Shirley May
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Pur Blanca Charm Avon
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Be...Serene Avon
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Adidas 3 Extreme Pour Elle Adidas
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Stature Ajmal
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Scentini Nights Midnight Glow Avon
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Zara White Zara
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Eau De Magnolia Frederic Malle
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Cereus No.3 Cereus
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Casma Caswell Massey
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Irinia Bvlgari
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Fleur de Gingembre Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
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Savannah Ajne
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Zara Powdery Magnolia Zara
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L'Instant de Guerlain Guerlain
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No. 12 Le Cherche Midi
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Ex Libris Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
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Magnolia Blossom Bath and Body Works
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Magnolia, Orchid & Mimosa Antica Farmacista
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La Notte Di Angelica I Profumi di Firenze
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Australian Wild Jasmine Lucy B
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Annayake Bonheur For Her Annayake
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Silk Zara
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Kriska Beleza Natura
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Budi Zvezda Evterpa
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Fruit Garden Hildegard Braukmann
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Vincent van Gogh for Women Vincent van Gogh
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Hibiscus Acca Kappa
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Six Scents 6 Preen: Teen Spirit Six Scents
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DKNY Be Delicious Donna Karan
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Sophisticated & Sensual Aromachology
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Pear and Pink Magnolia Crabtree & Evelyn
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Essencial Exclusivo Natura
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Incantare Bamotte
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Japanese Cherry Blossom The Body Shop
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Rare Pearls Avon
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01 04 Magnol'art 3 Fragrance Republic
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Maman Cherie Fragonard
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J`adore L`eau Cologne Florale Christian Dior
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Magnolia & Mure L`Occitane en Provence
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At Last Lollia
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Dior Addict 2 Summer Breeze Christian Dior
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Pure Love Al Musbah
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Opus Kore Vilhelm Parfumerie
1.25
Black Ink Giorgio Monti
1.25
Arc-en-ciel 1 Million Pleasures CIEL Parfum
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Baby Phat Dare Me Kimora Lee Simmons
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Kalemat Floral Arabian Oud
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Sud Magnolia Atelier Cologne
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Sex in The City Sexy InStyle
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Talauma Piai King`s Palace Perfumery
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Ralph Ralph Lauren
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El Dorado Fueguia 1833
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Allure eau de parfum Chanel
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Magnolys Andree Putman
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Romantic Lady Jeanne Arthes
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I Love Passion Dzintars
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Jala Calypso St. Barth
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Tommy Girl Summer 2012 Tommy Hilfiger
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Magnolia Pourpre Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
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Acqua di Parma Magnolia Nobile Acqua di Parma
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Odyssey Avon
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Flor y Canto Arquiste
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Beverly Hills Polo Club for Women Air-Val International
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Dreamy Days Marks and Spencer
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Camellia Keiko Mecheri
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Or Noir Lise Watier
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Le Jasmin Annick Goutal
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Flora by Gucci Glamorous Magnolia Gucci

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