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Lilium candidum L. syn.Lilium album Houtt. - Liliaceae - Weiße Lilie, Madonnen-Lilie

The Madonna lily has been cultivated since antiquity for its pure white, very fragrant flowers and has great symbolic value since then for many cultures. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilium_candidum

Major constituents of the vacuum headspace concentrate of the flower volatiles were phenylethanol (24.5%), linalool (15.5%), heptadecane (8%), heptadecene (5.5%), phenylacetaldehyde (4.2%), methyl palmitate (3.5%), and palmitic acid (2.5%). Minor constituents were indole (1%), 2-aminobenzaldehyde (traces), and methyl anthranilate (traces).
[Joulain, D. „Study of the fragrance given off by certain springtime flowers.“ Progress in essential oil research (1986): 57-67]

 linalool
linalool
phenylacetaldehyde
phenylacetaldehyde
 2-phenylethanol
2-phenylethanol
 indole
indole

The strong and pleasant flower scent is based on the combination of (headspace) linalool (51.0%), 2-phenylacetaldehyde (10.2%), 2-phenylethanol (9.9%), methyl (E)-cinnamate (6.0%), citronellol 0.6%), nerol (1.2%), geraniol (3.0%), neral (1.0%), geranial (2.1%), and 1H-indole (0.6%).
[Scent of a vanishing flora, Roman Kaiser, 2011, 197-199 and 379-380]

lilium_candidum.jpg
Lilium candidum L.; Woodville, W., Medical botany, vol.2 t.101 (1792)
http://botanicalillustrations.org/species.php?id_species=60442


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