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    Hey,

    My wife and I have been searching for a couple of evenings and we finally found the tree which was filling the evening air with a heavenly scent. Does anyone know what this is called?


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    Tillia

    AKA Linden, Tilleul.
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    Where do you live?
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    Im on vacation, this is in styria, Austria

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    They're fairly common in Europe and I really look forward to them flowering each year.
    You can make tea from the flowers.
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    Thanks guys!

    I knew about the tea, even have some in my closet right now. Doesn't compare to the scent though. So very subtle.

    Do the commercial linden blossom EO's capture the scent or will I be disappointed?

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    LPP, I wondered if this was Lindenblossom too... Thanks...
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    Do you have any in the U.S., Paul?

    It's one of the few really fragrant trees we have here and a huge one will scent the air for a distance - they were quite commonly grown in 'avenues' and pollarded to keep them to a reasonable size.

    Tauer's Zeta is pretty close to how it smells.

    Thomash - I've bought the EO in the past to use in the bath & it was close.

    This looks nice...
    http://www.hermitageoils.com/linden-blossom-co2-organic
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    Catching linden whiffs in the open is certainly very pleasant.

    However, I must say, I have yet to find a linden perfume that didn't recall household cleaners. It seems that this flower, when removed from nature, displays an annoying tendency to turn functional. So I'm going to say you will be disappointed.

    But nonetheless you should test yourself. I agree with Ipp that Any Tauer's Zeta is as good and realistic a linden as it gets, so I suggest you try it. If it clicks, great, if not, I guess it means you agree with me.

    cacio

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    Linden absolute is nice stuff, but a bit quirky. You'd need a bit of skill to turn the absolute into a perfume. It is very strong and present, however, so it is a legit perfume ingredient. And when I bought it, if I recall it wasn't terribly expensive. It's one of a few fine flower oils that are easy to find and purchase. I recommend having it if you are going to be making women's perfumes, therefore. I think it mixes well with lime, among countless other things.

    My ex girlfriend loved the stuff, the absolute. I was never excited by it by itself, though it certainly is useful in a well crafted perfume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    Do you have any in the U.S., Paul?
    I can't speak for the whole USA, of course, it's a pretty big country. But No, I have not personally experienced them.

    Is not Andy Tauer's Linden Zeta, the scent that he and Mandy Aftel worked on together over some open letters, each making their own version?

    I think so, which was the occasion for the wrist slapping from the Natural Perfumery Group directed to me that occasioned my flight from mind control.
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