Let me take you back to small but sumptuous Bali. This destination has already been tackled on the blog, but there is still so much to say; I was fortunate enough to visit Bali four times in less than two years (thanks to living within 3 hours by plane!) And I still feel the same excitement each time I arrive! The island, the sea, the Balinese, their smiles, temples and flowers … So I thought I should speak of a flower rooted in Balinese culture and well-known among perfumers: the frangipani flower.
Plumeria is a botanical genus consisting mainly of deciduous trees and shrubs, with contorted look, native to Central America and widely naturalized in Asia. Its common name “Frangipani” comes from a sixteenth-century Italian marquis, Frangipani, who created a perfume based plumeria (already!).