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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eau De Fleur de Magnolia Kenzo
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With a Kiss Victoria`s Secret
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Magnolia Elizabeth W
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Agua Magnoliana Fueguia 1833
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Magnolia Avon
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Magnolia Demeter Fragrance
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Eau fraiche Reveuse Magnolia Corinne Cobson
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Missoni Colori - Missoni Giallo Missoni
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Parco Palladiano I Bottega Veneta
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Fleur de Sephora Magnolia Sephora
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Magnolia Imperiale Officine del Profumo
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Magnolia Grove Perfume Trio Phoenix Botanicals
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Magnolia Dilis Parfum
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Field of Flowers Magnolia Blossom Philosophy
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Magnolia Fleurage
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Magnolia C.O.Bigelow
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Southern Magnolia Pokrovka Trading House
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Unique Women Yanbal
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Magnolia Companhia da Terra
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No. 23 Magnolia & Pink Pepper Rituals
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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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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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Tommy Girl Summer 2011 Tommy Hilfiger
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Be Daring Avon
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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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Rosa Bulgara Zara
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Ki Mirko Buffini Firenze
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Ops! O Boticario
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Carmen Victorio & Lucchino
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Per Una Marks and Spencer
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Femme Supreme Roberta Andrade
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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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Freesia Magnolia Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
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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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Magnolia Commodity
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Rebel Angel House of Cherry Bomb
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Kashkha 2 Arabian Oud
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Secrets to Keep Kiss Avon
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Bright Crystal Versace
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Fleur de Coton Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
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Eternity Summer 2006 Calvin Klein
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Magnolia Santa Maria Novella
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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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Volare Magnolia Oriflame
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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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Essence d’Or Elode
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Goddess Fleur de Sante
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Magnolia Refan
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Kriska Atitude Natura
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Magnolia & Iris Henri Bendel
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Fische Jean-Pierre Sand
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L`Air Nina Ricci
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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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Classica di Magnolia Pineider
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In The Mood For Love Gianfranco Ferre
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Magnolia Yves Rocher
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Party Sentifique
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Malena Fueguia 1833
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Dazzling Moments Avon
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Magnolia Blossom Bath and Body Works
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Pur Blanca Charm Avon
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Zara Woman Rose Gold Zara
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Be...Serene Avon
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Stature Ajmal
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Zara White Zara
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Eau De Magnolia Frederic Malle
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Scentini Nights Midnight Glow Avon
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Cereus No.3 Cereus
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Casma Caswell Massey
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Maman Cherie Fragonard
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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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Budi Zvezda Evterpa
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Zara Powdery Magnolia Zara
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Hibiscus Acca Kappa
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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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Eternity Love Calvin Klein
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Magnolia, Orchid & Mimosa Antica Farmacista
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Australian Wild Jasmine Lucy B
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Silk Zara
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Kriska Beleza Natura
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Fruit Garden Hildegard Braukmann
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Vincent van Gogh for Women Vincent van Gogh
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Six Scents 6 Preen: Teen Spirit Six Scents
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Incantare Bamotte
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DKNY Be Delicious Donna Karan
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Essencial Exclusivo Natura
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Sophisticated & Sensual Aromachology
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Pear and Pink Magnolia Crabtree & Evelyn
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Magnolia & Mure L`Occitane en Provence
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Rare Pearls Avon
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Japanese Cherry Blossom The Body Shop
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J`adore L`eau Cologne Florale Christian Dior
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At Last Lollia
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Dior Addict 2 Summer Breeze Christian Dior
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Mademoiselle Fragonard Paris Fragonard
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LR Classics Santorini LR
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Pure Love Al Musbah
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Eau Transparente Montana
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Opus Kore Vilhelm Parfumerie
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Linda Inspiração O Boticario
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Arc-en-ciel 1 Million Pleasures CIEL Parfum
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Black Ink Giorgio Monti
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Attitude for Women Swiss Arabian
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Baby Phat Dare Me Kimora Lee Simmons
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Kalemat Floral Arabian Oud
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Ralph Ralph Lauren
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Allure eau de parfum Chanel
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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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Talauma Piai King`s Palace Perfumery
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El Dorado Fueguia 1833
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Odyssey Avon
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Magnolys Andree Putman
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Romantic Lady Jeanne Arthes
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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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Sud Magnolia Atelier Cologne
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High Street Armaf
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Flor y Canto Arquiste
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