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Contains Scented Notes of following in various proportions:
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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Dendrobium Aloifolium
Dendrobium Aloifolium - Used in Oriental 6 (Women) for Team building Perfume workshop
Native to Singapore and Critically Endangered. It was supposed to be extinct. But, On 9 Sep.2010, in a survey carried out along the pipeline between the Upper Peirce and Upper Seletar Reservoirs, two clumps of Dendrobium aloifolium were discovered on the swampy forest floor, among thick leaf litter, under dense canopy cover.
The plant is said to have a vanilla smell (of Npark's website). To us it is way more complex a smell. It's beautiful on its own and in a perfume mix, it's even better.
Luckily it is found over most of southeast Asia and grows in lowland forest from sea level to 500 m and hope it makes a big come back in Singapore soon.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Bulbophyllum andersonii also Cirrhopetalum andersonii and Cirrhopetalum henryi Rolfe
Chinese names: Shumaojuanban Lan (comb hat roll petal orchid), Chenhongjuanban Lan (orange color roll petal orchid)
Chinese medicinal name: Yipicao
This pretty Cirrhopetalum is native to Guangxi, SW Sichuan, Guizhou and Yunnan in China, and in Vietnam, Myanmar, Sikkim and India. In China, ﬂowering period is February to October, in Sikkim, September to October. The entire plant is used for expelling wind and removing dampness, improving blood ﬂow, stopping coughs and clearing retention of food. A decoction of 6–15 g of the plant is used to treat rheu matism. For feminine weakness, the prescription calls for a soup to be prepared with 6–15 g of the herb and chicken meat or pork.
B. andersonii contains
· a unique phenanthrene derivative commonly called cirrhopetalin (7-hydroxy-4-methoxy-2,3-methylene- dioxyphenanthrene
· 2 bibenzyl derivatives- cirrhopetalidin (20,3-dihydroxy-30-methoxy- 4,5-methylenedioxybibenzyl) and cirrhopeta- linin (3,30-dihydroxy-4,5-methylenedioxybib- enzyl)
· batatasin-III (3,30-dihydroxy-5- methoxybibenzyl)
· 2 stilbenoids- cirrhopetalanthridin (4,7-dihydroxy-2,3-meth- ylenedioxy-9,10-dihydro-phenanthrene), and cirrhopetalidinin (3,20-dihydroxy-50-methoxy- 4,5-methylene-dioxybibenzyl)
· and gigantol
Coelogyne leucantha W.W. Sm.
Chinese name: Baihuabeimu Lan (white ﬂower pearl shell orchid)
Herbal Usage: Herb is obtained from Yunnan. Pseudobulbs and sometimes the entire plant is used to lessen heat, stop coughs, improve blood ﬂow, reduce pain, promote the union of fractured bones and repair torn tendons.
Cypripedium elegans, Rchb. f.
Chinese name: Yazhishao Lan
It is a small plant, 10 cm tall with an erect stem that is densely covered with ﬁne, white hairs. Flowering period is June to July.
Herbal Usage: In India, the root is used to treat disorders of the nervous system. It is used as a nerve tonic and also in hysteria, spasms, ﬁts, insanity, and epilepsy, and in rheumatism in the Himalayan region.
Liparis kumokiri F. Maek.
Chinese name: Xuesancao (spread snow grass) Japanese name: Kumokiri so
The medicinal herb comes from Shanxi It is common terrestrial herb in the Russian Far East, Korea and in Japan between Hokkaido and Kyushu.
Herbal Usage: Roots and stem are used to strengthen the constitution, improve blood and air ﬂow. It stops persistent intermenstrual bleeding and cures discharge.
Otochilus porrectus Lindl.
Chinese name: Erchun Lan
It ﬂowers from October to December in Nepal. The species is distributed from Bhutan and Nepal to north-east India, Myanmar, China (Yunnan) to Thailand and Indochina.
Herbal Usage: In Nepal, pseudobulbs are used to treat sinusitis, rheumatism and as a tonic.
Thunia alba (Lindl.) Rchb. f. Thunia marshalliana Rchb. f., Phaius albus Lindl.; P. marshallianus Rchb.f.; N.E. Brown
Chinese name: Sun Lan (bamboo orchid) Chinese medicinal names: Yan Sun (rock bamboo); Yanjiao (rock horn); Shizhuzi (stone bamboo) Jiegudan (fracture union pill); Shisun (rock bamboo); Yanzhu (rock bamboo)
Thai names: Chang Nga Dieo (in general), Phothuki (in Karen Mae Hong Son), Sawet sot si (in Bangkok), Ueang nga chang (in Chiang Mai)
Nepalese names: Goliano
It ﬂowers in June in China and from March to August, in Bhutan, Darjeeling and Sikkim. It is usually lithophytic, sometimes found in the hollows of large branches of trees growing in rocky soil. It has a wide distribution from India, through Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, eastern Tibet, southwest Sichuan and southern Yunnan to Thailand and Malaysia.
Herbal Usage: Herb is collected throughout the year. It is used fresh. For storage, it is ﬁrst boiled, then dried. Chinese herbalists use the whole plant to enrich yin, beneﬁt the lungs, clear phlegm and stop coughs, improve blood ﬂow, remove bruises and assist the healing of fractures. It supposedly dissolves extravasated blood and improves circulation. In Nepal, its paste is used to help set fractures.
Other scent notes
Spices, Lavender, Rich musk, saffron, Cashmeran, Kephalis, Tuber, Amaranth, Cognac, Japanese pepper