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  • n. Any of several aromatic herbs, of the genus Boronia, used in perfumery

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of Australian shrubs of the family Rutaceæ.


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  • The perfumes subject to the increase are those containing precious essences such as boronia, broom the latter has increased its price significantly this year, and is now about $500 per ounce and jonquille.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • And so when I created a perfume in its namesake, I tried to make it perfect too, if this is even possible… I took the most unusual essences, such as boronia, pink lotus, seaweed, moss and cassis, and worked them together to create a watery, transparent, floral-green perfume.

    l'Ecume des Jours & Rebuilding New Orleans

  • The composition steps out of the deep, cool, enveloping pool of myrtle green, wades through the translucent, pale waters of lotus and finally explodes in a burst of joyous, floral pinkness of boronia...

    Aftelier Lumiere: Perfume Review

  • The only one perfume I could actually detect the boronia in is Diorissimo in parfum extrait I bought a flacon some 8 years ago and it's pure heaven.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • My first creation with boronia, a soliflore I named "Eau de Tinkerbell" it was very bright green in colour and with a cheerful character, hence the name relied on tea as the base note.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Rich with ionones, boronia has a scent reminiscent of yellow freesia, green tea and raspberry.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • In the parfum, there is a touch of forest floor scent from the oakmoss note and the sunshine of boronia is apparent in the EdT it's barely noticeable.

    Happy 1st of May!

  • The alcohol version shows more of the boronia in my opinion.

    Mental Notes: l'Écume des Jours, Gardenia, Lily

  • Aftel also likes sarsaparilla, which has a light, fruity, root-beery fragrance, as well as boronia, the smell of which she describes as a cross between freesia and raspberry.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • Other floral notes of the green floral category are hyacinth, linden blossom (which, like lily of the valley, is high in its farnesol content), neroli (orange flower essential oil), violet leaf, boronia and freesia.

    Archive 2007-10-01


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