Lilac enfleurage technique (part 3)
To improve the quality of the end product, I filter the florets as I remove them from their green parts. Any wilted or softening ones do not go onto the pommade. Additionally, the throats of the florets more often than not contain a nectar. Removing their calyxes permits this water to drain and evaporate. Keeping the flowers attached to stems, calyxes, and panicles traps the water and accelerates decomposition along with its unpleasant aromas.
Photo: bicolor lilac enfleurage last night with French double and Persian lilacs.
© 2022, Abby Hinsman for Wild Veil Perfume.