The mango tree is a hard worker! It wasn't enough to just grow delicious fruits with a soft flesh that melts in the mouth and produce a gorgeous butter that's used on the skin, no, it needed to do more. Distilled into an absolute, the leaves produce a tropical and green fragrance that encourages daydreams of sunny holidays.
The thick, green and shiny leaves of the very large mango tree are beloved for the shadow they provide wherever they grow. The fruits are celebrated in many Indian legends where they often relate to beautiful women, appealing fragrances, abundance, and luxurious meals. Whereas mangos seem exotic in countries like the UK, they are actually more widely cultivated and consumed across the world than apples!
This absolute is produced in Egypt by solvent extraction from the leaves of the tree.