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    Orange Flower Water

    Orange Flower Water

    CAS: 68916-04-1
    Synonyms: Orange Flower Hydrosol
    Manufacturer: La Vecchia Distilleria
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    Vallebona, a town in the Province of Imperia in the Italian region of Liguria has been home for seven generations to the family of Pietro Guglielmi. La Vecchia Distilleria, the family distillery, has been lovingly restored by Guglielmi under the watchful eye of his 97 year old grandmother who helps pick and sort the blossoms from their many bitter orange trees.

    La Vecchia Distilleria makes neroli oil, but the item of especial interest for us is the left over water from that process. We wanted only the very best orange flower water (hydrosol) for our colognes and our search ended here. The Guglielmi family puts as much love and care into the production of their flower water as they do their neroli oil. And for that reason we had to have it.

    Below is a demonstration formula for Eau de Coty which demonstrates the use of floral waters in fragrance making.

    NOTE: Adding water to a fragrance is always a risky undertaking that can lead to clouding. Always chill and filter fragrances before bottling.

    Appearance: Colourless liquid
    Longevity: Lasts 4 hours on a smelling strip

    ⓘ Note
    This is neither a perfume nor a foodstuff; it is a raw material for use in manufacturing. Do not consume. Do not apply to skin. Keep away from children.

    General Information

    Like most suppliers and makers of quality raw materials for fragrances, we do not filter many of our products. This ensures that no odiferous matter is lost prior to use but can result in the appearance of small particles or slight clouding.

    All alcoholic fragrances should be macerated for up to a month and then chilled in a moderate freezer overnight before being filtered fine. This will remove all cloudiness or detritus and is the industry norm.

    IFRA Standards

    Permitted amounts in finished product:

    IFRA 51: 100%
    IFRA 49: 100%

    These are derived from calculated concentrations which do not replace chromatographic quantification on individual lots. Disclaimer...

    Label Requirements

    Ingredients may need to be listed as per your local legislation based on data found in the EU allergens report.

    Additional Requirements

    For Trade Use Only

    Our products are intended as building blocks in the perfume creation process; they are not to be applied to the skin undiluted.

    These raw materials are for use by the perfumery trade only.

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    Just Add Water…

    The French are renowned not just for their perfume but also their food. French chefs avoid the use of plain water whenever possible, preferring instead to use stocks, wines and other flavoured liquids in its place. The effect is to add layers of nuance and richesse to a dish.

    French perfumers in the days of old did the same. When making colognes, it is typical to add distilled water to the alcohol to give you an alcoholic volume of 70 – 80% versus the typical 90 – 95% of fine fragrance. Artisanal perfumers would seek to employ other means of softening their colognes by using Orange Flower Water or other floral waters such as Rose Water. This adds such a luxurious and wonderful depth of character to a cologne, which is simply not found in modern commercial fragrances.

    La Vecchia Distilleria

    La Vecchia Distilleria is a 7th generation family farm in the picturesque Ligurian town of Vallebona. Hand picking and hand distillation is still the practice with every member of the family helping. Read more...

    Demonstration Formula

    Fraterworks demonstration formulas give you real-world examples of how our products are used. See the complete index.

    Eau de Coty — A Classic Cologne

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