The frangipani flower is part of Balinese culture and that of most countries in South-East Asia.
This flower is highly symbolic, like the ylang-ylang flower. Called Kempoja in Malaysia or Champa Khawn in Thailand, it is one of the national emblems of Laos. In Bali, an island of Hindu and Buddhist beliefs, the frangipani flower is associated with temples and gods. Its flower is presented as an offering to the divinities during religious ceremonies. The whiteness of the flower symbolizes purity and the soul.
Origin: frangipani is native to the Antilles.
Plant: there are several species of frangipani which are differentiated by the color of the flower: white, pink, red, purple or yellow.
Production: frangipani flower essence is extracted using the technique of volatile solvents. Once the solvent has evaporated, there remains an earthy matter known as concrete.