The Tiare or Candolle flower, with its smooth perfume and its gorgeous white petals, represents the emblem of Tahiti. It develops itself according to a vegetal specific cycle to French Polynesia. Its jasmined fragrance reminds of exoticism, whereas its sweetness releases smoothness and delicacy…

More than a decoration plant, several curative virtues are attributed to it according to local pharmacopoeia, from the treatment of headaches (in soaking), to the treatment of the inflammations (in infusion)… Resulting of this extraction process, the very refreshing floral water, carries the Tiare’s virtues and can widely be used in cosmetic area.

Manufacturing Process

Tiare flowers, picked up at bud stage, are first sundried, before being distilled by steam water under atmospheric pressure, without any additive or chemical treatment. The resulting floral water is purified by sterilizing filtration and stabilized by addition of a preservative to guarantee its freshness

Botanical board

Flower morphology

Main composition

Extraction ratio (w/w)



Steam water

Chemical compounds

Water-soluble volatile parts of the Gardenia tahitensis ( essential oil…) Dihydroconiferil acetate, benzoates,/ 2-phenylethyl salicylate…

Botanical informations


Gardenia tahitensis



Part of the plant used

Dried Flower

Morphological type


Geographical area

French Polynesia (South Pacific)

Common name

Tiare, Siale, Tahitian gardenia, Mahoi…

Physical characteristics

Appearance, 25°C

Limpid liquid


Powerful, balsamic and lightly jasmined


Colourless to light yellow

Specific gravity, 20°C

0,980 – 1,020 kg/l

Solubility in water


Solubility in oil


Solubility in ethanol


Chemical characteristics


4 – 6


Potassium sorbate 0.3%

Bacteriological characteristics

Aerobic bacteria

<100 cfu/g

Yeasts – Moulds

<100 cfu/g

Volatile fraction study

Study of the hexanic concrete volatile composition of G.tahitensis , has been done by combination of fractionment methods (distillation, CG, CLB, CCM), spectroscopic analysis (GC/MS, GC/IRFT, RMN) and from syntheses which permited to identify more than 200 compounds.

Usage information

Skincare products

10 to 60%

Lotions & Tonics

40 to 85%

Floral Water

Pur or associated to different Floral waters

The Tiare, used in the traditional Polynesian pharmacopeia, is free from all toxicity when used within the advised cosmetics limits.


1. Soothing

2. Calming

3. Decongesting

4. Refreshing effect


5 / 25 kg :  jerrycan PE-HD

Cosmetic Uses

1. Face and body care formulations

2. Tonic and demake-up lotions

3. Sun waters

4. Refreshing sprays

5. Perfuming floral water


Store in a cool dry place in unopened containers away from sunlight.