The Orchid’s Perfume

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When two friends understand each other totally, the words are soft and strong like an orchid’s perfume.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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Martin Luther King Jr (right) with friend Ralph Abernathy

 

Top: Harry Belafonte and MLK Bottom: Sammy Davis Jr and MLK

Top: Harry Belafonte and MLK
Bottom: Sammy Davis Jr and MLK

The orchid photo above is by Khun Sakchai Guy.

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In Thailand orchid oil is often an option as a massage oil when you book a health massage. The oil is home-made and not available commercially. Many times I have tried to buy the orchid oil but with no success. I love the texture and the comforting scent.

However there is a US company Olympic Orchids Artisan Perfumes that specialises in orchid scents like Golden Cattleya, Javanica and Red Cattleya. I have yet to experience their scents but others have. You can read more about this Orchid Perfume House below.

Do you know you to make Orchid Oil? Or maybe you have bought this in Thailand or another country?

Further Reading
Portia Turbo from Australian Perfume Junkies – Interview with Ellen Covey from Olympic Orchids
Olfactoria explores Olympic Orchids on on Perfume – Smelling Things
The Alembicated Genie experiences the scent of Golden Cattleya
Olympic Orchids – website

2 responses to “The Orchid’s Perfume

  1. Hey there Jordan,
    You should DEFINITELY try the Olympic Orchid scents because they’re out of this world. Nothing like them anywhere and Ellen Covey the perfumer is a darling. Prices are very reasonable too.
    Portia xx

  2. Been on a long search for Orchid oil or perfume. Keen to try Gujarat too. Dr Ellen sounds amazing, a Chemosensory Neuroscientist who metamorphosized into a Perfumer.

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