A native of Australia, was brought to Europe as an ornamental plant in the early part of the 19th century.
Mimosa has very showy, fragrant, pink flowers. An unusual characteristic of this tree is that the flowers and leaves close overnight.
Synonym: Sidney Black Wattle (a tree in Australia)
Sweet, floral & woody
Yellow to greenish yellow, and very viscous
In perfumery especially in soap perfumes where its outstanding fixative value accompanies its delicate, woody-floral, slightly green notes.
In amounts of 0.5 percent up to 2.0 percent in a soap perfume, this material can make a difference between a flat, common or nondescript odor, and a radiant, natural, deep rich and intriguingly interesting fragrance of unusual tenacity and stability in soap.
External use only.
Do not use undiluted on the skin.
Keep away from children & pets.
Store away from heat & light.
Perfume & Flavor Materials of Natural Origin by Steffen Arctander, pgs 417 & 418.