Osmanthus fragrans is a flower native to China that is valued for its delicate subtle aroma. While the flowers of osmanthus range from silver-white (Osmanthus fragrans Lour. var. latifolius Mak.) to gold-orange (Osmanthus fragrans Lour. var. thunbergii Mak.) to reddish (Osmanthus fragrans Lour. var. aurantiacus Mak.), the extract is usually prepared from the gold-orange flowers. Osmanthus absolute is very expensive and accordingly is used in only the most expensive perfumes . It is used extensively in fine fragrances for its floral and delicate aroma. The aroma can be described as a sweet- floral, apricot, fig type of scent. For External Use Only.