Mushroom/Cepes/Boletus edulis absolute/France
Images of Boletus edulis
Mushroom absolute is a dark brown viscous liquid displaying a potent mossy, rooty, chocolaty aroma with a fine deep earthy undertone. It is in that category of aromatic materials like galbanum, seaweed, cade, choya nakh, etc where a very little goes a long way. If used correctly it can produce unique results in the compositions into which it is incorporated. Its effect upon the perfume is not immediately registered but its effect grows over time so requires very good judgement in the amount to be used.
Blends well with agarwood eo and co2; aglaia odorata abs; amberi attar; birch tar eo; cade eo; calamus eo and co2; cedarwood eo's and abs; choya nakh; choya loban; choya ral; cistus eo and abs; clary sage eo and abs; conifer eo's and abs; fenugreek eo,co2 and abs; galbanum eo, co2 and abs; geranium abs and eo; henna leaf abs and co2; hop eo and co2; labdanum eo and abs; lovage root eo, co2 and abs; mate abs; musk, black attar; myrrh eo, co2 and abs; nagarmotha eo and co2; opoponax eo, resinoid and abs; oakmoss abs; patchouli eo, co2 and abs; shamama attar; spice oils, abs, co2s(galangal, ginger, cardamon, nutmeg, anise, etc) spikenard eo and co2; styrax eo, resinoid and abs; tea black abs; valarian eo, co2 and abs; vetiver eo, co2 and abs
In natural perfumery it is used in fougere, forest notes, fantasy perfumes, ambergris bases, musk accords, amber bases, precious woods creations
But even more attractive than these house diversions and the village were the other external features of that sweet country life. The mushroom season was beginning. Equipped with baskets of ambitious size, we roamed the forests, which are carpeted in spring with lilies of the valley, and all summer long, even under the densest shadow, with rich grass. We learned the home and habits of the shrimp-pink mushroom, which is generally eaten salted; of the fat white and birch mushrooms, with their chocolate caps, to be eaten fresh; of the brown and green butter mushroom, most delicious of all to our taste, and beloved of the black beetle, whom we surprised at his feast. However, the mushrooms were only an excuse for dreaming away the afternoons amid the sweet glints of the fragrant snowy birch-trees and the green-gold flickerings of the pines, in the "black forest," which is a forest composed of evergreens and deciduous trees. Now and then, in our rambles, we met and skirted great pits dug in the grassy roads to prevent the peasants from conveniently perpetrating thefts of wood. Once we came upon a party of timber-thieves (it was Sunday afternoon), who espied us in time to rattle off in their rude telyega with their prize, a great tree, at a rate which would have reduced ordinary flesh and bones to a jelly; leaving us to stare helplessly at the freshly hewn stump. Tawny hares tripped across our path, or gazed at us from the green twilight of the bushes, as we lay on the turf and discussed all things in the modern heaven and earth, from theosophy and Keely's motor to--the other extreme.
ISABEL F. HAPGOOD
"I want no such compliments," Hook barked petulantly. "I want Peter Pan, who first gave the brute its taste for me."
He sat down on a large mushroom, and now there was a quiver in his voice. "Smee," he said huskily, "that crocodile would have had me before this, but by a lucky chance it swallowed a clock which goes tick tick inside it, and so before it can reach me I hear the tick and bolt." He laughed, but in a hollow way.
"Some day," said Smee, "the clock will run down, and then he'll get you."
Hook wetted his dry lips. "Ay," he said, "that's the fear that haunts me."
Since sitting down he had felt curiously warm. "Smee," he said, "this seat is hot." He jumped up. "Odds bobs, hammer and tongs I'm burning."
They examined the mushroom, which was of a size and solidity unknown on the mainland; they tried to pull it up, and it came away at once in their hands, for it had no root. Stranger still, smoke began at once to ascend. The pirates looked at each other. "A chimney!" they both exclaimed.
They had indeed discovered the chimney of the home under the ground. It was the custom of the boys to stop it with a mushroom when enemies were in the neighbourhood.
[PETER AND WENDY]
By J. M. Barrie [James Matthew Barrie]