Jonquil is a fragrant relative of narcissus and is much used in the perfume industry. The absolute is obtained by solvent extraction from the flowers. Jonquil has heavy, sweet, floral, honeyed top notes and deep, green undertones. It blends easily with most florals and citruses, and also with sandalwood, rosewood, rosemary, basil, clary sage, cardamom, clove and verbena.
Jonquil is calming and relaxing. It is good for relieving anxiety and frustration, and helps you to let go of unwanted thoughts and worries, It is hypnotic and narcotic, and is reputed to help alleviate low self-esteem and bring repressed desires into consciousness.
Use tiny amounts only: 1 drop occasionally in a bath or massage oil or in a mood perfume. Jonquil is a gentle aphrodisiac, and gives an erotic, sensual note to massage and bath oils, and mood perfumes.