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MONOI [1 record]

Record 1 2002-03-26


Subject field(s)
  • Botany
  • Cosmetology

The monoï, perfumed oil in Tahitian language, natural product of beauty obtained from the blend of two emblematic elements of French Polynesia: the coconut oil and the flower tiare.


  • Botanique
  • Cosmétologie

En Polynésie, monoï signifie «huile parfumée». [...] Il est le résultat d'un heureux mariage de l'huile de coco et de la fleur Gardénia Tahitiensis (tiaré), emblème de Tahiti.


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