Frangipani, also known as Plumera, is one of the most delightful members of the Apocynacea or Dogbane family. Its delicate, silken flowers appear in a myriad of variation and its enchanting scent can be described as the mother of all perfumes - it is nectar for the Gods. In India, Bali and other tropical countries it is indeed held sacred and present at every ceremony. But most of all it is sacred to Krishna. Frangipani trees are frequently planted in temple grounds, which has earned them the name 'Pagoda trees'. In India, they are also often planted near graves and revered as a 'Tree of Life' that symbolizes the eternal life of the soul. The Maya of Central America also hold this tree sacred. The red and white varieties represent the sun and the moon respectively. Shamans use the flower water of frangipani as an offering to the Gods. Frangipani received its name from a perfume invented by the Marquis Frangipani, Marechal des Armees of Louis XIII of France. It was composed of every spice known until Plumeria (Frangipani) was discovered. The scent of Frangipani was the perfect perfume, a million times better than all other scents put together. Henceforth, the perfume was made from Frangipani and the tree was named after the Marquis. Frangipani oil should not be confused with a confectioner's paste of the same name, which is made with almonds and honey, but has nothing to do with the essence of this tree, except that its inventors also considered it divine food for the Gods.
Frangipani is particularly valued for its emotionally uplifting properties. It soothes many emotional problems and can help those who working through psychological blockages associated with love and sexual fulfilment. It can be used in aromatherapy perfumes and skin care preparations to lend a beautiful fragrance to your blends.
The essence of this fragrance epitomises divine perfection. It can be used for meditation on perfect love and perfect trust. It is a perfect offering to the Gods and lends scented wings to your prayers. Its divine scent may inspire divine benevolence and mercy. Frangipani can also be used in funeral rites. It blesses the soul of the departed and reminds those left behind of the immortal nature of the soul and its long journey through the many cycles of life. Frangipani is perfect for blessing a sacred union or hand-fasting, to invoke the highest form of spiritual and sensual love.
A rich, sweet, heady, floral scent. Blends well with Vetivert, Agarwood, Ylang Ylang and Sandalwood.