Among the various innovations that Mane showcased at the 2018 edition of the World Perfumery Congress, we spotted Gnidia Flower Absolute a floral extract from Madagascar’s Gnidia Daphnifoliar.
“These wild orange flowers attracted Mr Jean Mane’s attention in 2005 when travelling through Madagascar. We eventually started testing different extractions which gave surprising results leading to this unique absolute,” explained Véronique Nyberg, Vice President Creation, Fine Fragrances at Mane.
To make this new scent available, Mane spent several years overcoming the legislative and sanitary hurdles that have to be passed prior to placing a product on the market.
The multifaceted scent of the flowers unveils notes of narcissus, violet, cucumber, tea, and tuberose. The extract contains natural maltol, which brings a note of delicious sweetness. “A new ingredient of this type is a strong vector of innovation,” added Véronique Nyberg, “That’s what can make the difference when responding to a marketing brief.”
Locally called Mandriakiaka, the fibre of the plant is used to make ropes or Antaimoro paper from the name of the communities which produce it. Today, the Gnidia flowers are harvested by hand by two associations of women living in a village where Mane also sources its vetiver.
Mane also presented in Nice another new botanic in perfumery: Four Corners Alcoholic Resinoid, an extract of the fruit of Tetraptera Tetraptera or Aidan tree. Also called Quatre Côtés or Esesè locally, this wild fruit from the tropical forest of Cameroon is a loved spice of local family used for jams, cookies and sweets. It provides very powerful notes of rum and banana flambée that combine very well with leathery notes.
Among the other innovations are:
- Lavandin Pure Jungle Essence, a Lavandin extract sourced in Southern France with fresh feminine top notes resulting from an extraction of the flowers only with Mane’s Jungle Essence supercritical technology.
- Geranium Bourbon Essential Oil, extracted from specific variety, from an original cultivar of Madagascar, hat has been meticulously chosen for its superior quality.
- Forest Pepper Pure Jungle Essence, derived from spicy-citrusy berries from Thailand it unveils a new kind of citrus note with orange, pink pepper tonalities and aldehydic facets.
- Bigaflower, a specialty created with a selection of Mane’s captive molecules including a high level of Bigarane for its interesting soft green notes of petitgrain.
- Driftwood, a speciality offering ambery-woody tonalities and created with Ambramone, a Mane captive molecule, with is a nice radiant ambery scent with elegant facets reminiscent of white woods