“Osmanthus, unlike other flowers with an excessively delicate or intense bouquet, has an air-freshening fragrance so intense that it can be spread for miles. “It is hard to believe that this flower comes from nature and not from the Moon or Heaven” said Chinese poet Yang Wanli.
In folk tales, in fact, these delicate little flowers were precisely related to the Moon. According to one of these legends, the Osmanthus flower grew in the lunar heaven. One day a goddess who lived there became aware of the many torments that humans had to face every day and, to soothe their pains, decided to spread the seeds of the Osmanthus flower on the world. It was then that the distillate of these flowers helped people to alleviate their sufferings. Even today, Osmanthus is inextricably linked to the Moon: it is precisely during the Moon Festival, every autumn in China, that this flower is presented to young brides as a wish for fertility and family happiness. Thus, from Osmanthus, and particularly from the flower absolute and leaf extract, L’Erbolario has created a new, delicious and very scented line: Osmanthus.