Carriere Freres Museum of Natural History Series Robina Acacia
Native to the eastern U.S., the acacia, or black locust tree (Robinia pseudoacacia), has lush, cool green foliage, flat pods that hold their seeds and clusters of sweet, cream-coloured flowers. Named by Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus in honour of Jean Robin (1550-1629), botanist to the French King Henry IV, who introduced the tree into France, it has been cultivated in Europe since the 17th Century. The tree can live for over 300 years, and today you can still see two unique specimens, planted by the King's gardener, in Paris: one in the Jardin des Plantes, sown in 1636; another in the city centre, in Square René-Viviani, not far from Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, which dates from 1601 and is the oldest Parisian tree.
Coloured illustrations from botanical plates dating from the 19th Century appear through the matte, jade green tinted glass. In the centre of the octagonal label, we find an Acacia branch printed in gold embossing
At first, one detects a verdant coolness, revealed by green notes from violet leaves. The scent then releases multiple golden floral tones, sunny and honey-filled, that echo its sweet smelling blooms, whose aroma resembles that of an orange tree. The acacia absolute's round, enveloping character awakens powdery notes, both green and flowery.
Weight: 185g / 6.5 oz Burning time: 40 to 45 hours Dimensions: H: 9 cm Ø: 7.5 cm
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