Botanical Name: Spartium Junceum
Plant Part: Flowers
Extraction Method: Solvent Extraction
Origin: Spain, France and South of Italy
Description: Also known as Spanish broom, it is a species of flowering plant in the family Fabaceae native to the Mediterranean in the south of Europe.
Common Uses: In foods and beverages, Broom Genet Absolute is used as flavoring. In manufacturing, Broom Genet is used as a fragrance in soaps and cosmetics. It is also useful as a color dye.
Due to its floral aroma, it is extensively used in aromatherapy for treating pain, stress, mental fatigue and depression.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Acorn acetate, allyl phenyl acetate, allyl phenoxyacetate, amber decatriene.
Aromatic Scent: Very sweet, floral hay/honey like aroma.
History: As a heraldic device, the Broom was adopted at a very early period as the badge of Brittany. Geoffrey of Anjou thrust it into his helmet at the moment of going into battle, that his troops might see and follow him. As he plucked it from a steep bank which its roots had knit together he is reputed to have said: 'This golden plant, rooted firmly amid rock, yet upholding what is ready to fall, shall be my cognizance. I will maintain it on the field, in the tourney and in the court of justice.'
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