The flowers of the common lilac bush, Syringa vulgaris, emit a beautiful, rich floral aroma but do not yield enough oil by conventional distilling techniques to make them commercially viable for use in perfume. Instead, accords are formulated using naturals and synthetics to simulate the scent of lilacs. A few very small producers have offered tiny amounts of lilac enfleurage, but you will not find this in commercial scents.

Lilac blossoms are shown.