Olfactory Properties of Petitgrain, Mandarin/Corsica organic
The aromatic characteristics of Mandarin Petitgrain are highly variable in my experience.
Over the years I have procured samples from S. Africa, Egypt, and Italy and all of them shared a delightful fruity/floral undertone but often displayed a rather uninteresting green slightly rubbery topnote. The Corsican organic Mandarin Petitgrain though immediately opens up with a fresh, tangy, intensely sweet, rich fruity-floral note. It has exceptional radiation. A clear sweet fruity, green, tangy note remains deep into the dry-out
Blends well with anise eo; anise star eo and co2; artemisia oils; birch, sweet eo; black currant abs and co2; boronia abs; broom abs; brouts abs; cananga eo; cedar eo's; champaca attar and abs; chamomile blue/german eo, co2 and abs; chamomile, roman/english eo; cistus eo and abs; citrus oils; cognac green eo; cypress eo and abs; davana eo, co2 and abs; fennel eo and co2; frankincense eo, co2 and abs; fir oils and absolutes; frangipani abs; galangal eo and co2; ginger eo, co2 and abs; hay absolute; helichrysum eo and abs; geranium eo and abs; jasmin grandiflorum abs; jasmin sambac absolute; jasmin auriculatum abs; juniper berry eo and co2; kewda attar; labdanum eo and abs; lavender eo, co2 and abs; neroli eo; opoponax eo and abs; orange blossom abs; orange flower water abs; osmanthus abs; petitgrain oils; pine oils and absolutes; ruh kewda; spruce eo's and abs; tonka bean absolute; verbena eo and abs; wintergreen eo; ylang eo and abs
In natural perfumery it is used in colognes, fougeres, chypres, oriental bouquets, tropical perfumes, high class florals, neroli bases, forest notes, geographical perfumes; culinary perfumes
Olfactory Properties of Sandalwood(Santalum macgregorii)/Papua(wild harvest)
The slightly viscous clear oil of Papua/New Guinea Sandalwood presents a uniquely different top/heart-note from other sandalwoods I have encountered. After being placed on the AromaStone the oil gradually begins to transmit its sweet floral top-note to the atmosphere and it very soon joins its floral quality with a deep, rich vanillic/balsamic heart-note. Sitting just beneath this sweet floral-balsamic accord is a dry, precious woods note that deep into the dryout emerges with more distinction in the one to two hour range.
Blends well with a wide variety of natural essences particularly in the floral(ylang, orange blossom, rose, cassie, mimosa), balsamic(benzoin, styrax, peru balsam) spicy(cardamon, allspice, cinnamon) , coniferous(giant fir, scotch pine, cyperus) rooty(vetiver, calmus, cyperus/nagarmotha), precious woods(cedarwood, siamwood, agarwood, cabreva, resinous(frankincense, myrrh, labdanum)
Like other sandalwood oils it would be a valuable harmonizer, blender and fixative in almost any type of composition because ot the soft, subtle nature of its overall olfactory qualities. It is well suited for woody-floral and oriental-floral bases, fougeres, chypres, incense bouquets, contemporary attars,etc