Click for other Women's Oriental 1, Oriental 2, Oriental 3, Oriental 4, Oriental 5, Oriental 6, Oriental 7, Oriental 8, Oriental 9, Oriental 10, Oriental 11, Oriental 12
Contains Scented Notes of:
Thai Basil - Sir Raffles Collection - Check details at Scentopia's scent library
Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Dendrobium Singaporense
Dendrobium Singaporense - Used in Oriental 4 (Women) for Team building Perfume workshop
This is one of the two orchid species to be named after singapore, as it was found here. The other we know of is Bulbophyllum Singaporense .
This orchids has a faint but beautiful smell that resembles chrysanthemum tea.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Cephalanthera erecta (Thunb.) Blume
Chinese name: Yin Lan (silver orchid)
Chinese medicinal name: Yin Lan (silver orchid)
It is native to the Eastern Himalaya, China and Japan, growing amidst grasses and low shrubbery.
Herbal Usage: Herb is obtained from Shanxi, Hubei, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Guangdong and Sichuan. Plant is used to treat fever, thirst, urinary infection. It is diuretic.
Dendrobium appendiculatum (Blume) Lindl. syn. Flickingeria biﬁda A. Hawkes; Ephemeranta biﬁda (Ridley) Hunt et Summerh.
Chinese name: Youzhua shihu (Claw Dendrobium)
It is distributed in Peninsular Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Java.
Usage: The entire plant is used in TCM to enrich yin. It beneﬁts the lungs and stops coughs. It is used to treat troublesome tuberculous cough and asthma.
Habenaria rhodocheila Hance
Chinese name and medicinal name: Chenghuangyufeng Hua
Thai names: Sanh hin, Lin mangkon, Pat daeng
Thai and Malaysian varieties bear more ﬂowers, and their colour is more intense. Flowering season is September to November. Stem and leaves dry out after ﬂowering and remain dormant during the dry season. When the rains appear in May, vegetative growth begins.
The species is widely distributed in Southeast Asia and from Hainan northwards to Guangdong, Hong Kong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Jiangxi and Fujian.
Herbal Usage: In China, it is applied on ﬁnger ulcers to promote their healing. Decoction prepared with 3–9 g of the herb is used to treat ‘heat-ness’, swellings, traumatic injuries and for pain relief
Oreorchis foliosa (Lindl.) Lindl.
Chinese name: Xiaoshan Lan (small hill orchid),
Chinese medicinal name: Duyeshan Lan
Description: A terrestrial orchid, it is found in Japan, Taiwan, Shanxi, Hubei, Sichuan, Yunnan and Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, northeast India and Pakistan.
Herbal Usage: Herb is obtained from Shanxi, Hubei, Sichuan, Yunnan and Tibet. The stem is used by Chinese herbalists as an antidote for snake bites and to treat tuberculosis of the lymph nodes, sores and ulcers. For decoction, 3–9 g of the herb is used.
Plocoglottis javanica Blume Pocoglottis ﬁmbriata Teijsm & Binn.
A terrestrial orchid with creeping rhizomes and terete pseudobulbs. It is found in wet locations between 100 and 1000 m from the Andaman Islands and peninsular Thailand through Malaysia to Singapore, Sumatra, Java and Kalimantan.
Herbal Usage: It was reported by Holmes in 1892 (Meldrum’s List of Johore Medicines) that the juice of the fruit is dropped into the ear to treat earache.
Tropidia curculigoides Lindl. Syn. Tropidia graminea Bl.; T. formosana Rolfe;
Schoenmorphus capitatus Gagne.
Chinese name: Duansuizhujing Lan. In Hong Kong: bamboo stemmed orchid
Malay names: Serugut, Ranchang hantu
Description: This is a very unusual terrestrial orchid which has the appearance of bamboo but with large, lanceolate, plicate leaves, which are widely spaced along the erect stem. It is distributed from India, Bhutan and Bangladesh across Southeast Asia to southern China, Taiwan, Australia and Fiji. In Bhutan, it ﬂowers in May. In China from June to August and in northeast India, November.
Usage: A decoction of the plant is used to treat malaria and decoction of the roots is used for diarrhea in Peninsular Malaysia and India. It has a similar usage in Bangladesh. There is no medicinal usage for this Orchid in China, but in India this is used for treating several common diseases.
Other scent notes
Cinnamon bark, Limewood, sage, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Ambertone, Musks, spice mix, Choya Loban