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Extrait: Litsea Cubeba
Production: Steam distillation from ripe fruits of tetranthera polyantha.
Origin: China, S.E. Asia.
Use in Perfumery: A sweet fresh lemony middle note with more intensity and tenacity than lemon. It smells more like lemon than lemon and adds body to citrus blends, though it can be somewhat coarse on its own.
Safety: Normal usage
Comment: A good substitute for lemon, which has a tendency to oxidise and is phototoxic. The name Cubeba comes from the shape of the fruits. It is known in China as May Chang. See lemon myrtle.
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