Liatris is listed as a note in my new HG fragrance , Seve Exquise . I know I will never own a bottle . And That's OK .
Inquiring minds want to know , and when I don't know , I go lookin' .
Liatris , or liatrix is a note I have never heard of !
Also called Deer Tongue , Liatris odoratissima is native to Florida ! It grows in moist pine flatwoods , but not marshy areas and that is just where I live . Do you think I'm going to go looking for some liatris ?Posessing a somewhat vanilla - like scent , liatris also has herbaceous, hay , and tobacco facets and in the 1900's was used to flavor tobacco . It is no longer harvested commercially , tobacco is now flavored artificially . ( of course it is...)
Liatris grows about 2-4 feet in height , blooming in late summer . The leaves are thick and fleshy and have a distinct vanilla odor when dried .
The main odor constiuent is coumarin , seen as white crystals on the leaves and flowers .
Liatris is in the sunflower family , closely related to the cultivated garden flower known as Blazing Star . In the heat of summer in it's woodland habitat , it perfumes the very air around it . Some sources say it was originally used to replace the more expensive Tonka Bean . Liatris does not yield an oil through distillation , but an oleoresin can be extracted from the dried leaves through hydrocarbon solvents .
Drawing #3 on Monday , lavender and bergamot fragrances , and if Diana doesn't claim her prize drawing from last week , you get her goodies too ! Plus , a few precious drops of Seve Exquise !
samples include :
By Kilian Taste of Heaven
Estee Lauder Vintage Azuree
Roger & Gallet Vintage Extra Vielle