After a bit of time and searching, I got feedback from a Chinese supplier of good repute that they will order a distillation of Argyii this October, after which I'll get samples of the batch.
Artemisia argyi Levl. et Vant. is a herbaceous perennial plant with a creeping rhizome. It is native to China, Japan and the far eastern parts of the former Soviet Union. In Japan, it is known as â€śgaiyouâ€ť and in China as â€śai yeâ€ť. It is used in herbal medicine for conditions of the liver, spleen and kidney .
A Published GC has Argyii with:
Borneol at 30% ( camphoraceous, fresh, conifers, menthol )
Bornyl Acetate @ 30% Odor: Sweet herbaceous-piney
Use: Heart of pine note. It's suggested for use in household fragrances, but also in chypres, fougeres, and lavender colognes.
Spathulenol @ 10% earthy herbal fruity sesquiterpene alcohol isolated from essential oils of artemisia vulgaris l. & artemisia dracunculus l..
(And apparently Argyii)
That's all I can find presently. It is not distilled very often.
Can I get a show of hands for how many people want to sample this?
10. Otsuka, K.; Shoji, J.; Takido, M.; Cho, S. A Pictorial Encyclopedia of Chinese Medical Herbs (I);
Chuokoran-Sha Inc.: Tokyo, Japan, 1992.