Gardenia

There are many species of gardenia, but the most cultivated for its beauty and scent is Gardenia jasminoides calld also Cape jasmine.

Its intoxicating scent is found as absolute, but you can make oil extraction yourself if you have a plant.

Its aroma is a kind of lemony jasmine and very strong . Half a dozen florwers are enough to modify completely the small of one litre of vegetable oil or butter.

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