cashmere wood

pskuhlman at JUNO.COM pskuhlman at JUNO.COM
Sat Nov 10 00:03:17 UTC 2001

        Cashmere is another spelling for Kashmir.  Kashmir is in an area
of the world where perfume-making is quite ancient.  There are many
essential oils used in perfumes which are derived from wood or bark, e.g.
sandalwood and cedar wood, so I  think cashmere wood probably does refer
to a real plant.  In poking around some horticultural references I could
not find Kashmir Wood or Cashmere Wood, but interestingly in Alfred Byrd
Graf's "Tropica: Color Cyclopedia of Exotic Plants and Trees" I found the
common name, Kashmir bouquet, referring to the species, Clerodendrum
bungei.  Remember the soap, Cashmere Bouquet?  Or maybe it's still made.

        I doubt this Clerodendrum bungei is the species referred to in
the common name, Cashmere Wood, however.  If you really want to find out,
you could try contacting the Institute for Flavors and Fragrances in New

Patricia Kuhlman
Brooklyn, NY
pskuhlman at

On Fri, 9 Nov 2001 11:59:52 -0500 sagehen <sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM> writes:
> susan wrote:
> >Does anyone know what in the world cashmere wood is? Is really a
> tree
> >species or just another upscale perfumery's invention?
> >Thanks,
> >Susan Gilbert
> >mssmith at
> >The truth shall make you odd.
> >                                      -Flannery O'Conner
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> A misprint for WOOL?
> A. Murie

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