Magnolia

lat. Magnolia grandiflora (Magnoliaceae)

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eau De Fleur de Magnolia Kenzo
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Magnolia Elizabeth W
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Magnolia Marks and Spencer
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Agua Magnoliana Fueguia 1833
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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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Field of Flowers Magnolia Blossom Philosophy
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Unique Women Yanbal
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Magnolia Yardley
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No. 23 Magnolia & Pink Pepper Rituals
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Eau du Val (Magnolia) L`Occitane en Provence
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Air de Fio No 6 Pupa
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No. 88 Bahia Frau Tonis Parfum
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Tommy Girl Summer 2011 Tommy Hilfiger
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J`adore Christian Dior
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Rosa Bulgara Zara
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Carmen Victorio & Lucchino
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Mugler Show Thierry Mugler
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Per Una Marks and Spencer
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Femme Supreme Roberta Andrade
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Rose Silk Shanghai Tang
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Chloe Eau de Parfum Chloe
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Adidas 3 Extreme Pour Elle Adidas
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Loral Shirley May
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Vintage Peony & Fig Leaf Nicolai Bergmann
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Paradiso Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
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Rebel Angel House of Cherry Bomb
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Kashkha 2 Arabian Oud
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Bright Crystal Versace
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Secrets to Keep Kiss Avon
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Magnolia Santa Maria Novella
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Eternity Summer 2006 Calvin Klein
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Freesia Magnolia Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
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L`Air Nina Ricci
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Miracle Lancome
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Volare Magnolia Oriflame
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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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Rosamor Eau d’Ete Oscar de la Renta
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Savannah Ajne
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Fische Jean-Pierre Sand
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Magnolia & Iris Henri Bendel
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Far Away Bella Avon
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Elysees Isabelle T
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Bombshell Seduction Victoria`s Secret
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Aurien Rubra Eudora
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Classica di Magnolia Pineider
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Malena Fueguia 1833
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Ex Libris Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
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Magnolia Yves Rocher
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In The Mood For Love Gianfranco Ferre
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Party Sentifique
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Magnolia Blossom Bath and Body Works
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Zara Powdery Magnolia Zara
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Essencial Exclusivo Natura
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Vincent van Gogh for Women Vincent van Gogh
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Eau De Magnolia Frederic Malle
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Be...Serene Avon
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Pur Blanca Charm Avon
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No. 12 Le Cherche Midi
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Zara Woman Rose Gold Zara
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Casma Caswell Massey
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Maman Cherie Fragonard
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Samba Gold Woman Perfumer`s Workshop
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Scentini Nights Midnight Glow Avon
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L'Instant de Guerlain Guerlain
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Silk Zara
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Magnolia, Orchid & Mimosa Antica Farmacista
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Cereus No.3 Cereus
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Eternity Love Calvin Klein
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Kalemat Floral Arabian Oud
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Dreamy Days Marks and Spencer
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Zara White Zara
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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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Japanese Cherry Blossom The Body Shop
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Sophisticated & Sensual Aromachology
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Magnolia Commodity
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Rare Pearls Avon
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Camellia Keiko Mecheri
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Magnolia & Mure L`Occitane en Provence
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J`adore L`eau Cologne Florale Christian Dior
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At Last Lollia
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Mademoiselle Fragonard Paris Fragonard
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Duftbluten Nishane
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The Essence of Central Park Carthusia
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Savannah Magnolia Nomaterra
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LR Classics Santorini LR
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Opus Kore Vilhelm Parfumerie
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Attitude for Women Swiss Arabian
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Black Ink Giorgio Monti
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Baby Phat Dare Me Kimora Lee Simmons
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Ralph Ralph Lauren
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Tommy Girl Summer 2012 Tommy Hilfiger
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Sex in The City Sexy InStyle
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01 04 Magnol'art 3 Fragrance Republic
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Lindenblossom April Aromatics
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Talauma Piai King`s Palace Perfumery
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El Dorado Fueguia 1833
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Sud Magnolia Atelier Cologne
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Allure eau de parfum Chanel
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I Love Passion Dzintars
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Jala Calypso St. Barth
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High Street Armaf
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Miracle Intense Lancome
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Le Jasmin Annick Goutal
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Love of Pink Lacoste
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Beverly Hills Polo Club for Women Air-Val International
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Acqua di Parma Magnolia Nobile Acqua di Parma
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Unzipped Woman Perfumer`s Workshop
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Odyssey Avon
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Atlantide Micaelangelo
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Fontana di Trevi XII Acqua di Genova
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Tenderly Oriflame
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Pink Tonic Azzaro
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Eau d’Ivoire Pierre Balmain
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Clinique Happy Summer Spray 2015 Clinique
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Laura Shirley May
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