Launched in 1999, Anna Sui perfume for women can deliver
properties that heighten awareness, excite passion, confidence and power; bulgarian rose, bergamot, apricot, raspberry, jasmine, and
water lily are a beautiful blend of fragrant notes.
Damask rose, also known as Rose of Castile, is a rose hybrid, derived from Rosa gallica and Rosa moschata. Further DNA analysis has shown that a third species, Rosa fedtschenkoana, is associated with the Damask rose. The flowers are renowned for their fine fragrance, and are commercially harvested for rose oil (either "rose otto" or "rose absolute") used in Anna Sui perfume, perfumery and to make rose water and "rose concrete". The flower petals are also edible.
They may be used to flavor food, as a garnish, as an herbal tea, and preserved in sugar as gulkand. The damask rose, is widely grown in Bulgaria.
Bergamot essential oil is a cold-pressed essential oil produced by cells inside the rind of a bergamot orange fruit. It is a common top note in women's cologne. Bergamot essential oil is a major component of ladies perfume and the original Eau de Cologne composed by Farina at the beginning of 18th-century Germany. The first record of bergamot oil as fragrance ingredient is 1714, to be found in the Farina Archive in Cologne Germany.
One hundred bergamot oranges will yield about three ounces (85 grams) of bergamot oil. The scent of bergamot essential oil is similar to a sweet light orange peel oil with a floral note.
Anisic aldehyde is an organic compound that is commonly encountered in fragrances, both synthetic and natural. The compound consists of a benzene ring substituted with an aldehyde and a methoxy group. It is a clear liquid with a strong aroma. Two related isomers ortho-anisaldehyde and meta-anisaldehyde are also known but less commonly encountered.
Being structurally related to vanillin, anisaldehyde is a widely used in the fragrance and flavor industry. Anisaldehyde is used as an intermediate in the synthesis of other compounds important in pharmaceuticals and perfumery. Anisic aldehyde is used to emulate the scent of apricot and others that are used in Anna Sui perfume.
Raspberry ketone is a natural phenolic compound that is the primary aroma compound of red raspberries. Since the natural abundance of raspberry ketone is very low, it is prepared industrially by a variety of methods from chemical intermediates. One of the ways this can be done is through a crossed aldol-catalytic hydrogenation. In acetone and sodium hydroxide, 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde can form the α,β-unsaturated ketone.
This then goes through catalytic hydrogenation to produce raspberry ketone. Raspberry ketone is used in ladies perfume, in cosmetics, and as a food additive to impart a fruity odor. It is one of the most expensive natural flavor components used in the food industry. The natural compound can cost as much as $20,000 per kg. Synthetic raspberry ketone is cheaper, with estimates ranging from a couple of dollars per pound to one fifth of the cost of natural product.
Jasmine is considered an absolute and not an essential oil as the petals of the flower are much too delicate and would be destroyed by the distillation process used in creating essential oils. Other than the processing method it is essentially the same as an essential oil. Absolute is a technical term used to denote the process of extraction. It is in common use.
Its flowers are either extracted by the labor-intensive method of enfleurage or through chemical extraction. It is expensive due to the large number of flowers needed to produce a small amount of oil. The flowers have to be gathered at night because the odor of jasmine is more powerful after dark. The flowers are laid out on cotton cloths soaked in olive oil for several days and then extracted leaving the true jasmine essence. Some of the countries producing jasmine essential oil are India, Egypt, China and Morocco.
Jasmine scent has been reported to have sedative properties. Many species also yield an absolute, which is used in Anna Sui perfume and incense.
Blue Egyptian water lily or sacred blue lily, is a water-lily. In modern culture, blue lotus flowers are used to make various concoctions including blue lotus tea, wine and martinis. Recipes for such drinks involve steeping or soaking the petals, about 10–20 grams for up to three weeks. Blue lotus 'tea' is prepared by boiling the entire flower for 10–20 minutes.
Recent studies have shown it to have mild psycho-active properties. It may have been used as a sacrament in ancient Egypt and certain ancient South American cultures. Eating Blue Lotus can act as a mild sedative. Nymphaea caerulea is distantly related to, and possesses similar activity to Nelumbo nucifera, the Sacred Lotus.
Both Nymphaea caerulea and Nelumbo nucifera contain the alkaloids nuciferine and aporphine.The mildly sedating effects of Nymphaea caerulea makes it a likely candidate (among several) for the lotus plant eaten by the mythical Lotohagi in Homer's Odyssey. This lotus is used to produce women's fragrance/perfumes since ancient times. Used in aromatherapy, it is purported to have a "divine" essence, bringing heightened awareness and tranquility.
Rose oil, meaning either rose otto (attar of rose, attar of roses) or rose absolute, is the essential oil extracted from the petals of various types of rose. Rose ottos are extracted through steam distillation, while rose absolutes are obtained through solvent extraction or supercritical carbon dioxide extraction, with the absolute being used more commonly in perfumery. Even with their high price and the advent of organic synthesis. rose oils are still perhaps the most widely used essential oil in Anna Sui perfume and perfumery. Rose absolute is a deep reddish brown with no crystals.
Due to the low temperatures in this process, the absolute may be more faithful to the scent of the fresh rose than the otto.