Cassie Flower Absolute
Botanical Name: Acacia Farnesiana Wild
Plant Part: Flowers
Extraction Method: Solvent Extraction
Description: Cassie Acacia farnesiana, known as Cassie or Yellow Cassie is a mimosa with feathery leaves. It flowers in fragrant yellow globes. Cassie is a mimosa resistant to drought but vulnerable to cold. It flowers mainly from November to March and the perfume extracted from the flowers is in form of pomade. The absolute is prepared by mixing the pomade with alcohol which is allowed to stand for 3–4 weeks at about -5°C. The alcohol is then separated and distilled over. The extract obtained is a dark yellow viscous liquid with strong odor of Cassie flowers.
Color: Viscous red brown liquid.
Common Uses: Well known to the perfume industry, Cassie Absolute is used in numerous perfumes in a way similar to mimosa, for its sweet, honey notes. In aromatherapy it is considered to be soothing, inspiring and said to aid in depression. It is also known for its aphrodisiac properties.
Consistency: Thick, viscous resin at room temperature. Bottle should be placed in a hot water bath in order for absolute to liquefy.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Lavender and Peru Balsam.
Aromatic Scent: Cassie Absolute has a fresh sweet scent, reminiscent of Violet Leaf with hints of powdery balsam undertone.
History: The taxon name "farnesiana" comes from the Farnese Gardens in Rome. Cassie plant thrives in dry, saline or sodic soils and has become a serious pest plant in parts of Australia.