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Ethnobotany of gentians:
Perfumes and skin care products

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Several perfumes and skin care products contain gentian extracts.  Some are listed below. It rarely says on the products which gentian the extracts come from, but it is likely it is Gentiana.

      

Name Country  
Aqua Allegoria (perfume) by Guerlain  
Enzian (Laundry soap) Germany  
Grain de Folie (perfume) by Sephora  
Image (perfume) by Cerutti  
Swiss Army (perfume)  
Tea for Two (perfume)  
Zen (perfume), by Shiseido    
Zen Black (perfume), by Shiseido    

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Lena Struwe, 2002

Note:  The GENTIAN RESEARCH NETWORK do not endorse or encourage the use of gentians or gentian-derived products for any medicinal purposes or as a cure for specific diseases and ailments.  The information is listed here for educational purposes only. The health value and safety of any of these plants and products has not been evaluated by us and we do not recommend any of them for medicinal use.
 

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For corrections and additions, contact Lena Struwe at struwe@aesop.rutgers.edu