Collection: Creosote Bush Fragrances

The perfume note of Creosote Bush, also known as the chaparral or greasewood, delivers a unique, herbaceous aroma that encapsulates the essence of the desert. It begins with a dry, resinous scent that's reminiscent of the bush after a desert rain, offering a raw, untamed scent that stirs the senses. This initial resinous note is deepened by a smoky, woody undertone, echoing the bush's survival in harsh conditions and its use as a source of fuel. As the scent lingers, it reveals faintly medicinal and earthy nuances, reflecting the plant's traditional use in herbal medicine. The Creosote Bush note infuses fragrances with a sense of rugged resilience and wild beauty, its scent capturing the enduring allure of the desert.

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Larrea tridentata Other names: Greasewood, Chaparral, Gobernadora, Hediondilla, Guamis

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Description

The Creosote Bush, scientifically known as Larrea tridentata, is a common flowering plant found in western North America. It thrives in the vast landscapes of the Mojave, Sonoran, and Chihuahuan deserts, covering extensive areas spanning thousands of square kilometers. Typically, a fully-grown bush stands between 3 to 5 feet tall, but some specimens can reach heights of 10 feet or even more. Its name, Larrea tridentata, is derived from the three-toothed leaves that adorn this evergreen shrub. The plant's flowers are small and usually exhibit a yellow hue, eventually leading to the development of fluffy white fruits. An exceptional feature of the Creosote Bush lies in its waxy, resinous green leaves, which play a crucial role in water retention, enabling the plant to withstand long periods of drought. This remarkable adaptation grants the Creosote Bush a reputation for being exceptionally drought-tolerant. One of the most awe-inspiring instances of this species is found in the Mojave Desert – the King Clone ring. This unique collection of Creosote Bushes is over 11,700 years old, making it one of the oldest living organisms on Earth.

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