Discover Oriental 3: The Ultimate Men's Fragrance
The Oriental 3 (Men) for Team building Perfume workshop features scented notes of various orchids in different proportions, creating a captivating and aromatic fragrance. The scent is composed of the following:
- Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Phalaenopsis Perfection - Also known as the moth orchid due to its appearance, Phalaenopsis orchids are mostly epiphytic and found in tropical places like Singapore, South-east Asia, India, southern Nepal, Papua New Guinea, southern China, and Taiwan. The fragrance carries notes of spices, cloves, and carnation, and it is commonly seen in places like hotels, receptions, offices, and Changi Airport.
- Therapeutic Orchid notes:
- Aerides odorata Lour (Common name: Fragrant Aerides; Chinese name: Xianghuazhijia Lan): This orchid, commonly found in Singapore, has highly fragrant flowers in bunches and is used medicinally in various Asian regions. It has been traditionally used in Nepal, India, and Vietnam to treat cuts, wounds, tuberculosis, snake bites, and more. Its extract exhibits inhibitory activity against certain bacterial strains and possesses antimicrobial effects.
- Agrostophyllum stipulatum ssp. bicuspidatum (Chinese name: Heye Lan): This orchid is used in talismans by the Kalabit tribe in Sarawak to protect against curses. Medicinally, it contains several compounds with antimicrobial, antihelminthic, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer properties.
- Anoectochilus roxburghii (Wall.) Lindl. (Sri Lankan name: Wanna rajah; Taiwanese name: Yaowang): This small, terrestrial, jewel orchid is found in continental East Asia and Sri Lanka. It is used in traditional medicine to treat various conditions, including hepatitis, cancer, tuberculosis, and impotence. It contains several therapeutic compounds with beneficial properties.
- Calanthe alpina Hook Syn. Calanthe ﬁmbriata Franch. (Chinese name: Liusuxiaji Lan; Medicinal names: Mayaqi, Jiuxilian): This orchid is used in herbal medicine to treat stomach ulcer, hepatitis, toothache, sore throat, and more. Its roots and stems are utilized for their healing properties.
- Calanthe triplicata syn. Calanthe veratrifolia R. Br. ex Ker Gawl. (Chinese names: Sanzhexiaji Lan, Baihe Lan, Shishangjiao): The root of this orchid is used to treat rheumatism, backache, fractures, diarrhea, and toothache in Taiwan and Karnataka. Various parts of the plant are also employed to relieve toothache and gastrointestinal disorders.
- Coelogyne nitida (Wall ex D. Don) Lindl. Syn. Coelogyne ochracea Lindl. (Chinese name: Mijingbeimu Lan; Nepali names: Silver Orchid, bhyanpat, Salida, Sanit, Chandi gabha, para phul): In Nepal, the juice of the pseudobulb is recommended for stomach ache.
- Other scent notes: Herbaceous pine, balsam, bergamot, white flowers, earthy sandalwood, patchouli, and violet.
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Contains Scented Notes of following in various proportions:
Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Phalaenopsis Perfection
Phalaenopsis Perfection - Used in Oriental 3 (Men) for Team building Perfume workshop
Phalaenopsis Perfection, commonly known as the moth orchid, is a popular and widely cultivated orchid species known for its exquisite appearance and pleasant fragrance. These orchids are mostly epiphytic, meaning they grow on trees or other plants without deriving nutrients from them. They are commonly found in tropical regions such as Singapore, South-east Asia, India, southern Nepal, Papua New Guinea, southern China, Taiwan, and other similar locations.
The name "moth orchid" comes from its flower's resemblance to the shape and appearance of a moth in flight. Due to their beauty and appeal, Phalaenopsis orchids are frequently used as decorative plants in various settings, including hotels, receptions, offices, and even airports like Changi Airport in Singapore.
Phalaenopsis orchids are not only visually captivating but also known for their pleasing fragrance. The scent of these orchids is often described as having notes of spices, cloves, and carnation, providing a delightful sensory experience.
Due to their attractive appearance and pleasant aroma, Phalaenopsis orchids are a popular choice for events, decoration, and even perfume workshops like Oriental 3 (Men) Team building Perfume workshop. The orchids' aromatic qualities can enhance the overall experience and add a touch of elegance and charm to various settings.
Overall, Phalaenopsis Perfection, the moth orchid, is admired for its beauty, fragrance, and versatility, making it a beloved choice for both horticulture enthusiasts and event decorators alike.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Aerides odorata Lour
Common name: Fragrant Aerides
Chinese name: Xianghuazhijia Lan (fragrant ﬂowered Zhijia orchid)
Indonesian names : Angkrek Lilin, Lau Bintang
Thai name: Ueang Kulaab Krapao Pid
Indian name: Hameri in Orissa
Aerides odorata, commonly known as the Fragrant Aerides, is a beautiful orchid species with a wide distribution. It grows into magnificent clumps, especially when exposed to direct sunlight for part of the day and located near water sources. This species is commonly found in various regions, including Singapore, Indonesia (known as Angkrek Lilin and Lau Bintang in Kalimantan), Thailand (Ueang Kulaab Krapao Pid), and India (Hameri in Orissa). It blooms around August to September, producing clusters of 20-30 flowers that are highly fragrant and can last for about two weeks.
In traditional medicine practices, various parts of Aerides odorata are used for their therapeutic properties. In Nepal, a paste made from the leaves is applied to cuts and wounds. In India, the fruits of A. odorata are utilized to promote wound healing. Vietnamese use the seeds to heal boils and skin disorders, and in Orissa, hill tribes prepare an oral medicine for painful swollen joints using the fresh root of A. odorata combined with other ingredients.
The medicinal efficacy of Aerides odorata is attributed to its bioactive compounds. The extract of this orchid exhibits inhibitory activity against various strains of Escherichia coli, including antibiotic-resistant ones. Phytoalexins like aeridin found in the plant possess antimicrobial effects. Interestingly, an oral Indian preparation of this orchid contains natural salicylate, which is the basis of Aspirin, a well-known pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory drug.
Chemically, Aerides odorata contains several compounds, including gigantol, imbricatin, methoxycoelonin, and coelonin. It also contains five minor constituents, including phenanthropyran, two dihydrophenanthrene derivatives, and two phenanthrenes, namely aerosanthrene and aerosin.
Overall, Aerides odorata is not only appreciated for its aesthetic appeal but also valued for its medicinal properties in traditional medicine practices across different regions. Its antimicrobial effects and the presence of salicylate compounds make it a significant plant in herbal medicine. However, it's important to note that while traditional uses provide valuable insights, further scientific research is necessary to validate and fully understand the therapeutic potential and safety of Aerides odorata.
Agrostophyllum stipulatum ssp. bicuspidatum .
Chinese name: Heye Lan
Agrostophyllum stipulatum ssp. bicuspidatum, also known as Heye Lan, is an orchid species with interesting mythological associations and medicinal potential. The name "Agrostophyllum" originates from the Greek words for "grass" and "leaf," referring to its appearance. The flowers of this orchid are small and self-pollinating, adding to their intriguing nature, which has led to them being considered mythical.
Among native communities, such as the Kalabit in Sarawak, parts of the orchid are worn as talismans to protect against curses. Talismans and charms are significant in traditional Asian medicine practices.
While some traditional medicinal uses might not align with modern medicine practices, scientific research has revealed the presence of various medicinal chemicals in this orchid and its subspecies. Some of the isolated compounds include terpenoids, stilbenoids, phenanthrenes, and alkaloids. These compounds possess a range of beneficial properties, such as antimicrobial, antihelminthic, spasmolytic, anti-inflammatory, antiprotozoal, and antiplatelet effects. They have also been found to be cytotoxic against some human cancer cells and can protect tissues against toxic damage.
Overall, the presence of these bioactive compounds suggests that Agrostophyllum stipulatum ssp. bicuspidatum and related species could hold promise as a potential source of natural medicine. However, it is essential to conduct further scientific studies to validate the medicinal properties of these compounds and explore their potential applications in modern medicine.
Anoectochilus roxburghii (Wall.) Lindl.
Sri Lankan name: Wanna rajah (“that which glistens in the woods”).
Taiwanese name:Yaowang (King medicine)
Anoectochilus roxburghii (Wall.) Lindl., also known as Wanna rajah ("that which glistens in the woods") in Sri Lanka and Yaowang ("King medicine") in Taiwan, is a small, terrestrial, jewel orchid with dark velvety-green/purplish-red leaves adorned with a complex network of golden veins. It is found in various regions, including continental East Asia (China, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar), the Himalayan foothills, and Sri Lanka.
This orchid holds significant medicinal importance and is widely used in traditional medicine in Taiwan and Fujian. It has been employed to treat a range of conditions, such as hepatitis, splenic disorders, hypertension, cancer, tuberculosis, impotence, fever, snake bites, and even slow development in children. In Fujian, it is regarded as a panacea for numerous ailments, and it also finds usage in Indian medicines.
Scientific research has led to the isolation of several therapeutic compounds from this orchid, highlighting its potential medicinal value. Some of these compounds include Zhonghua Bencau Kinsenoside, a glycoside with anti-glycemic activity, beta-D-glucopyranosyl-(3R)-hydroxybutanolide, stearic acid, palmitic acid, beta-sitosterol, succinic acid, p-hydroxybenzylaldehyde, daucosterol, methyl 4-beta-D-glucopyranosyl-hutanoate, p-hydroxycinnamic acid, 0-hydroxy phenol, ferulic acid, quercetin, cirsilineol, p-hydroxybenzylaldehyde, two novel sorghumol triterpenoid acyl esters, a new alkaloid (anoecochine), and a known triterpenoid (sorghumol).
These compounds possess a variety of potential therapeutic properties, such as anti-glycemic, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory activities. The presence of such bioactive compounds in Anoectochilus roxburghii indicates its potential for further exploration in modern medicine. However, more scientific studies are required to validate and understand the specific medicinal benefits and safety of this orchid's compounds before their widespread usage in medical treatments.
Calanthe alpina Hook Syn. Calanthe ﬁmbriata Franch.
Chinese name: Liusuxiaji Lan (tassels prawn spine orchid)
Medicinal names: Mayaqi (horse teeth seven). The name is same as Calanthe davidii; Jiuxilian (nine son lotus), Daxiancao (large divine herb)
Calanthe alpina, also known as Calanthe fimbriata, has various names in traditional medicine, including Liusuxiaji Lan (tassels prawn spine orchid) and Mayaqi (horse teeth seven) in Chinese, and Jiuxilian (nine son lotus) and Daxiancao (large divine herb). It is widely used in herbal remedies for a range of health conditions.
In traditional herbal medicine, Calanthe alpina is prescribed for various ailments such as stomach ulcer, acute stomach distension, hepatitis, scrofula, toothache, sore throat, common colds, painful joints, fatigue, snake bites, and traumatic and chest injuries. The roots and stem of the plant are believed to have properties to remove heat and toxins, relieve pain, and dispel "wind" (an imbalanced energy in traditional Chinese medicine) or hasten the disappearance of ecchymosis (skin discoloration due to bleeding underneath).
The herb can be used in different ways, including decoction where 15–30 grams of fresh herb is boiled in water, or in combination with other herbs to treat specific conditions like chronic pharyngitis. Additionally, the herb can be used externally as a paste by grinding a suitable amount of Mayaqi for external application.
Calanthe alpina is collected during the summer season from regions in China, including Hebei, Shanxi, Hunan, Hubei, Guizhou, Yunnan, and Sichuan.
While Calanthe alpina has a long history of traditional usage, it is important to note that scientific research is necessary to validate its medicinal properties and understand its potential benefits and safety. Herbal remedies should be used with caution, and it is advisable to consult with a qualified healthcare professional before using them for any health condition.
Calanthe triplicata syn. Calanthe veratrifolia R. Br. ex Ker Gawl.
Chinese names: Sanzhexiaji Lan (three layered shrimp’s spine), Baihe Lan (white crane orchid), Shishangjiao (leaf on the stone), Roulianhuan (meaty chain of rings); Paiwan (put in order and bend in a stream), embossed banana leaf orchid
Chinese medicinal name: Shishangjiao (leaf on the stone)
Japanese name: Tsuru Ran
Thai name: Ueang Kao Tog
Indonesian names: Lau Bawang in Kalimantan Barat; Angkrek Popotjongan, Ahan Malona (Amboin); Bunga Tiga Lapis (Maluku); Guru ni Hambing (Batak Toba) Lumbu Hutan (Sumatra and Timor); Seugeundeu (Gajo Singkut in Batak Karo) Anggrek bayi tidur(Sulawesi)
Calanthe triplicata, also known as Calanthe veratrifolia, has various names in different cultures, including Sanzhexiaji Lan (three layered shrimp's spine) and Baihe Lan (white crane orchid) in Chinese, Tsuru Ran in Japanese, Ueang Kao Tog in Thai, and various names in Indonesian languages like Lau Bawang in Kalimantan Barat and Angkrek Popotjongan in Ambon, among others.
The plant's leaves produce indigo when bruised. In traditional herbal usage, the root of C. triplicata is used in Taiwan to treat rheumatism, backache, and traumatic injuries, including fractures. The whole plant is known to have diuretic properties. In Karnataka, the roots are used for treating diarrhea and toothache. In Arunachal Pradesh, the roots are used in remedies for swollen hands and diarrhea. Different parts of the plant, including pseudobulbs and flowers, are used to treat various ailments such as toothache and gastrointestinal disorders.
Historically, Rumphius from 17th-century Amboin (Sulawesi) noted that the plant's roots were "quite sharp" and cautioned about its use. The roots were used together with other ingredients for swollen hands. They were rubbed together and tied to the affected area.
As with other herbal remedies, it is important to exercise caution when using plants like Calanthe triplicata for medicinal purposes. Scientific research is needed to better understand its properties and potential health benefits. Always consult with a qualified healthcare professional before using herbal remedies for any health condition.
Coelogyne nitida (Wall ex D. Don) Lindl. Syn. Coelogyne ochracea Lindl.
Chinese name: Mijingbeimu Lan
Nepali names: Silver Orchid in English, bhyanpat (Chepang), Salida, Sanit (Gurung), Chandi gabha, para phul (Nepali)
Coelogyne nitida, also known as Coelogyne ochracea, is referred to as Mijingbeimu Lan in Chinese and has various Nepali names such as Silver Orchid in English, bhyanpat (Chepang), Salida, Sanit (Gurung), Chandi gabha, and para phul (Nepali).
The phytochemistry of this orchid includes the presence of compounds such as Ochrolide, a phenanthropyrone, and Ochrone A, 9.10-dihydro-1,4-phenanthraquinone, along with coelonin, a monomeric phenanthrene derivative. Additionally, ochrolic, another monomeric phenanthrene derivative and a precursor to phenanthropyrones, has been isolated from this orchid.
In traditional herbal usage, the juice extracted from the pseudobulb of Coelogyne nitida is recommended for stomach ache relief in Nepal.
As with any herbal remedy, it is essential to use caution and consult with a qualified healthcare professional before using Coelogyne nitida for medicinal purposes. Scientific research is necessary to understand its properties fully and assess its potential health benefits and side effects.
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