Flower Scents from the Pacific

  title={Flower Scents from the Pacific},
  author={Daniel Joulain},
  journal={Chemistry \& Biodiversity},
  • D. Joulain
  • Published 1 June 2008
  • Environmental Science
  • Chemistry & Biodiversity
For a long time, exotic scents from the islands of the South Pacific have universally been appreciated. Most frequently, fragrant flowers (e.g., frangipani, jasmine sambac, tiaré, pua kenikeni) are used locally for ornamental purposes such as flower garlands (leis). Despite their powerful and delightful fragrance, very few of these flowers have been commercially employed in this part of the world for perfume manufacturing. Creative perfumers are nevertheless strongly interested to better… 
Jasmine flower belonging to Oleaceae family is cultivated in temperate places across the globe which has more than 200 species. This flower has traditional, religious, social, spiritual and medicinal
Jasminum flexile Flower Absolute from India – a Detailed Comparison with Three Other Jasmine Absolutes
Jasminum flexile flower absolute from the south of India and the corresponding vacuum, headspace sample of the absolute were analyzed using GC and GC-MS and a detailed olfactory evaluation was also performed.
Amomum tsao-ko—Chinese Black Cardamom: Detailed Oil Composition and Comparison With Two Other Cardamom Species
Composition variations of 28 main constituents of 8 E. cardamomum oils were investigated, taking various factors like origin, production methods, plant material, and drying stage into consideration, and a detailed odor evaluation of the oils was also carried out.
Monitoring the Emission of Volatile Organic Compounds from Flowers of Jasminum sambac Using Solid-Phase Micro-extraction Fibers and Gas Chromatography with Mass Spectrometry Detection
Solid-phase microextraction (SPME) was studied as a solvent free alternative method for the extraction and characterization of volatile compounds in intact and plucked flowers of Jasminum sambac at


Volatile components of plumeria flowers. Part 1. Plumeria rubra forma acutifolia (Poir.) Woodson cv. 'Common Yellow'
The essential oil of Plumeria rubra forma acutifolia (Poir.) Woodson cv. ‘Common Yellow’ growing in Hawaii was extracted by simultaneous distillation and extraction (SDE). The essential oil was
Volatile Compounds of Fagraea berteriana Flowers
ABSTRACT The essential oil of the white flowers of Fagraea berteriana A. Gray ex Benth. (Pua kenikeni) growing in Kona (Hawaii island) was prepared by simultaneous distillation and extraction (SDE).
Volatile components of plumeria flowers. Part 2. Plumeria rubra L. cv. 'Irma Bryan'
The essential oil of one of the cultivars of Plumeria rubra L. ‘Irma Bryan’ growing in Hawaii was extracted by simultaneous distillation and extraction (SDE). The essential oil was analysed with GC
Volatile components of ginger flowers (Hedychium coronarium koenig)
Volatile components of the ginger flower (Hedychium coronarium Koenig) were concentrated by solvent extraction and further simultaneous distillation and extraction (SDE). The essential oil was
Volatiles of an alcoholic extract of flowers from Plumeria rubra L. var. acutifolia
Volatile compounds of an alcoholic extract from flowers of Plumeria rubra L. var acutifolia were isolated by continuous liquid-liquid extraction with isopentane. The extract was analysed by HRGC and
A comparative study of the essential oils of the genus Plimeria Linn. From Malaysia
The chemical composition of the flower oils of three Malaysian Plumerin Linn. species, P. acuminata Ait. (white flower), P. rubra Linn. (reddish-orange flower) and P. rubra Linn. (red flower), were
Metabolic Regulation of Floral Scent in Petunia axillaris Lines: Biosynthetic Relationship between Dihydroconiferyl Acetate and iso-Eugenol
The branching of the biosynthetic pathway into dihydroconiferyl acetate and iso-eugenol is probably one of regulatory steps leading to scent diversity in P. axillaris lines.
Volatile Constituents of the Flower Concrete of Gardenia taitensis DC
ABSTRACT After fractionation by normal distillation under reduced pressure followed by silica gel chromatography, the volatile fractions of the hexane concrete of Gardenia taitensis DC were
Analysis of benzothiazole in Italian wines using headspace solid-phase microextraction and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.
A new headspace solid-phase microextraction (HS-SPME) method for analysis of benzothiazole (BTH) in wine is described, which is fast, inexpensive, and does not require solvents.
Comparative Aquatic Toxicity Evaluation of 2-(Thiocyanomethylthio)benzothiazole and Selected Degradation Products Using Ceriodaphnia dubia
Toxicity data on these benzothiazole degradation products is important because of concerns regarding their release, degradation, persistence, and non–target organism effects in aquatic ecosystems.