Aroma: Intensely rich, sweet, fruity-floral aroma with honeyed apricot, dried raisin and plum nuances, light spicy and soft green notes, and faint animalic/leather undertones; very tenacious.
The yield rate is only 1 kg per 1000 kg of flowers harvested in September- October.
Osmanthus absolute is not only used for perfume,but also for therapeutic purposes. A Japanese study examined the effects of aromatherapy of Osmanthus absolute on anxiety and abdominal discomfort during this painful procedure.The double-blind, randomized clinical trial was published in 2017 and it compared five groups of 71-74 male patients in each: no intervention, clear vapor, Lavender essential oil, Grapefruit essential oil and Osmanthus absolute. A water diffuser was placed on a table next to the patient's head during colonoscopy. For Lavender and Osmanthus, 0.05ml (approx. 1.5 drops) was used, while 0.3 ml (9 drops) of Grapefruit was used. Levels of anxiety and abdominal discomfort were then assessed on a 0 to 10 scale.The Osmanthus group experienced significantly lower levels of anxiety than any other group. For those with high anxiety, Grapefruit and Osmanthus exposure resulted in lower abdominal discomfort. Interestingly, the results for the Lavender group were not statistically significant.