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- n. Any of several widely distributed evergreen flowering plants, of the genus Osmanthus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of shrubs and trees of the gamopetalous order Oleaceæ and the tribe Oleineæ, known by the imbricated corolla-lobes, and thick, hard, woody endocarp.
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- n. widely distributed genus of evergreen shrubs or trees of southern United States and Middle East and China and Japan
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While the name of this dish had led me to expect something unusual, other items on the menu such as osmanthus drunken chicken (桂花醉雞, NT$250) seemed perfectly conventional, aside from the addition of osmanthus flowers as a topping.
Here are some suggestions: Goshiki osmanthus (O. heterophyllus 'Goshiki').
If you do love osmanthus so, you might like this one a lot.
When the blend becomes creamier, and what makes it so I am not sure more osmanthus, jasmine, almonds, honey? all of the above?
On me, there was a distinct hairspray note at the top; while trying to bear this out I came face to face with the osmanthus.
I love osmanthus and was really looking forward to this, but sadly, it' wasn't meant to be.
The beginning is actually very interesting, a bright, fresh fruity-green accord that blends already apricotty osmanthus with more unripe aprictots and something verdant and dry.
I was especially smitten with Napoléon (a wonderfully made and long lasting spicy incense perfume), Madame de Pompadour (which is very unusual and sensual fruity-floral with notes of champaca, gardenia vanilla, verbena and clementine and I am quite sure I also smell cassis and a hint of patchouli in the mix), and Camille (sophisticated floral with osmanthus and tuberose) and Chantelle (floral and fruity with jasmine, rose and tuberose).
Of course, Charisma originates in the perfume of that name – a concoction of green tea, jasmine sambac, osmanthus, kewda and spearmint that creates a very distinct scent.
I just recently came across the essential oil of such rose Rosa odorata and created a scent inspired by that - Tea Rose with ionones derived from osmanthus, and with the added accent of green tea.