Nelumbo nucifera (Pink Lotus)
Nelumbo nucifera (White Lotus)
Nymphaea caerulea (Blue Lotus)
Pink solvent extracted from flowers (via concrète) in India
White solvent extracted from flowers (via concrète) in India& White
Blue solvent extracted from flowers (via concrète) in Sri Lanka
2 ml sizes are shipped in a tamper-proof 5 ml bottle.
Lotus has long been considered a flower of the divine—rising above the dark water and mud, clean and fresh, purely divine, can be considered a metaphor for the clean and beautiful soul rising above the earthly concerns, and connecting to the divine, not of this world.
Lotus have been considered holy flowers through millennia, from ancient Egypt, to the ancient civilizations of China, Korea, SE Asia and the near east, Including India and environs, modern Iran, etc.
Pink & White Lotus
These two absolutes are quite similar to each other, although not identical, but the odors are quite similar as are their physical manifestations. Both are dark pink, quite thick but still mobile. Their aroma is can be described as sweet-silky, floral powdery, with a sugar-sweet floral heart and a candy-like, child-like aspect. People say initial scent reminds them of a favorite toy or candy. Both the white and the pink are very pink in color—unless you are familiar with these and have established your own relationship with them for perfumery, you should make a choice based on which one you feel drawn to.
This absolute is a dark yellow, mobile liquid with a powerful floral sweet topnote—people’s eyes often open wide when they smell the blue lotus for the first time. This is a powerful absolute with a strong “blue” aspect. It gives an impression of water, an aquatic floral with a slight fruity note. The pungency is reminiscent of hyacinth. There is also a maple syrup aspect and a powdery back note on evaporation. This flower traditionally has been used for visions; nurpharine, nupharidine and nuciferine---all psychotropic. It was steeped in alcohol and drunk in ancient Egypt.
a lotus closes
as evening opens~
floating with wonder
the grateful lotus unfolds
to embrace the sun
Atop the darkest water
The lotus blossom
--Gert W. Knop
murky pond water
carpeted by waterlily~
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