Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A process in making perfume in which odorless fats or oils absorb the fragrance of fresh flowers.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The process of extracting delicate perfumes from flowers by the agency of inodorous fats.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A process of extracting perfumes by exposing absorbents, as fixed oils or fats, to the exhalations of the flowers. It is used for plants whose volatile oils are too delicate to be separated by distillation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The process of extracting fragrance from flowers by using unscented fats to capture the essential oils.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from enfleurer, to saturate with the perfume of flowers : en-, causative pref.; see en– + fleur, flower (from Old French flour, from Latin flōs, flōr-; see bhel- in Indo-European roots).]

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From French enfleurage.

Examples

  • Also, the resistance which the fat content of the bean offers to the wetting of the coffee, and the persistency of the "enfleurage" action of the fat in retaining the caffeol, are less with hot than with cold water.

    All About Coffee

  • The first modern-day distillation of essential oil was performed by the Persian philosopher Avicenna (980-1037 A.D.) who extracted the essence of rose petals through the 'enfleurage' process.

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  • The first modern-day distillation of essential oil was performed by the Persian philosopher Avicenna (980-1037 A.D.) who extracted the essence of rose petals through the 'enfleurage' process.

    xml's Blinklist.com

  • It was then and there that she decided to resort to enfleurage, the old process, the method her Papa had used.

    La insistencia de Jürgen Fauth

  • In enfleurage, petals are laid out on trays of fat, where they are allowed to remain until the fat has absorbed most of the fragrance.

    La insistencia de Jürgen Fauth

  • Tea readily absorbs the aroma of the flowers, and so this process is much like enfleurage with tea instead of fat; and withouth the alcohol washing in the end, of course!

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • The process is very similar to enfleurage, only it is tea leaves that soak the fragrance of the flowers, rather than animal fat.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • The process is very similar to enfleurage, only it is tea leaves that soak the fragrance of the flowers, rather than animal fat.

    Tea and Perfume: Time is of Essence

  • Tea readily absorbs the aroma of the flowers, and so this process is much like enfleurage with tea instead of fat; and withouth the alcohol washing in the end, of course!

    Victoria Tea Festival

  • Image credit: Frankincense tree from enfleurage.com posted by Marina Geigert

    The Desert King: Tauer Perfumes Incense Extreme

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