Jonquil Absolute, although obtained from a species of Narcissus, is very different and has a beauty entirely its own. Overall I find this perfume to be richer, creamier and slightly less spicy than its even more costly relative. Jonquil Absolute also has a slightly more pronounced indolic note (you may be able to recognize this quality from the scent of hyacinth or lily) giving it a more sensual twist. Jonquil Absolute is also one of my personal favorite absolutes.
Species: Narcissus Jonquilla
Country of Origin: France
Narcissus jonquilla (Jonquil, Rush daffodil) is a bulbous flowering plant, a species of Narcissus (daffodil) that is native to southwestern Europe and northern Africa, but has naturalised throughout Europe and the United States. It bears long, narrow, rush-like leaves (hence the name "jonquil", Spanish junquillo, from the Latin juncus = "rush"). In late Spring it bears heads of up to 5 scented yellow or white flowers. It is a parent of numerous varieties within Division 7 of the horticultural classification. Division 7 in the Royal Horticultural Society classification of Narcissus includes N. jonquilla and N. apodanthus hybrids and cultivars that show clear characteristics of those two species. N. jonquilla has been cultivated since the 18th century in France as the strongest of the Narcissus species used in Narcissus Oil, a component of many modern perfumes.