|Typical jasmine flower (Jasminum). |
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The problem is that there is a similar genus, mock orange (Philadelphus), which also have white, 4-petaled flowers, and is gorgeously scented. This commonly cultivated garden shrub is not in the olive family, but in the hydrangea family (Hydrangeaceae), and have lots and lots of stamens inside each flower. The stamens are the yellow 'fluff' in the center of each flower in the photo below. In Swedish, the common name for mock orange is 'schersmin', and in English it is called 'false jasmine' obviously influenced by the true jasmine and similar scent and flower color.
|Typical mock orange flower (Philadelphus).|
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What really is scary is when the producers and sellers of the raw extracts and compounds don't know how to identify the images they use to promote their raw materials sold wholesale to other companies. M K Exports India sells 'jasmine oil', and illustrates it with this inaccurate figure:
|Jasmine oil illustrated with the wrong flowers - the flowers are from mock orange. |
Screenshot from M K Exports India's website, by BotanicalAccuracy.com.
|Jasmine perfume by Taylor of London, showing Philadelphus flowers, not jasmine.|
© Taylor of London, fair use (link)
|Home Scents sells a candle named 'jasmine bouquet', with Philadelphus on the label.|
© Home Scents, fair use (link)
|Tea forté's Jasmine green tea is illustrated with Philadelphus too.|
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Livestrong.com has a web page on the health benefits of jasmine tea, with a stock photo showing a tea cup with, you guessed it, Philadelphus flowers.
|Livestrong's web page on jasmine shows mock orange too.|
Screenshot from Livestrong.com by BotanicalAccuracy.com
|Mark: Jasmine Petals Get Misty Body Mist (with real jasmine flowers)|
© Mark, fair use (link)
|Yankee Candle's Blooming Jasmine candle has real jasmine on the label.|
© Yankee Candle, fair use (link)