Ambrosial Neroli

  • 1 ounce Petitgrain eo
  • 1 ounce Neroli eo
  • 1/4 ounce Orange Blossom Absolute/Tunisia
  • 1/8 ounce Jasmin grandiflorum Absolute/India
  • 1/16 ounce Tonka Bean Absolute

He lay one morning on his couch meditating on this inexplicable matter. The window of his chamber was open to admit the soft morning breeze, which came laden with the perfume of orange blossoms from the valley of the Darro. The voice of the nightingale was faintly heard, still chanting the wonted theme.
--from The Alhambra  by Washington Irving

Please note that this is a perfume recipe, not a blend to be taken internally.

Reduced Amounts by one-tenth approximately

3 mls Petigrain EO

3 mls Neroli EO

.75 mls  Orange Blossom Absolute

.375 mls Jasmine Grandiflorum Absolute

.2 mls  Tonka Bean Absolute

This is an incredible blend for trauma, perfume, creams, cosmetics and the Jasmine Auriculatum is brilliant for insomnia.


My huge gratitudes and thank yous to Christopher McMahon who immediately and generously allowed me to share his recipes here and of the thousands of blends I have looked at - these are far and away the best in the world.  THANK YOU CHRISTOPHER for allowing me to save these for the next generation.