Sweet Balsamic Resin Essences

Sweet Balsamic Resin essences contains a number of absolutes and essential oils including Peru Balsam eo and abs, Tolu Balsam eo and abs, Benzoin Abs and Styrax eo and abs

Key aromatic terms for individual essences-

Benzoin absolute-delicate, rich, sweet-balsamic, vanilla-like, creamy
Peru balsam eo-suave, balsamic, rich, deep-sweet, spicy, vanilla-sweet, slightly smoky undertone
Tolu Balsam eo- rich, balsamic, cresolic, sweet, floral, tenacious
Styrax eo-rich, sweet-balasmic, floral, spicy

Some of the key words associated with this category of essences are creamy, rich, deep-sweet, balsamic, vanillic, with cinnamic, spicy, sharp-floral, fruity notes giving distinctive character to individual oils. The essences in this category may contain all are some of the above notes and the proportions in which they appear give each one their unique aroma.

Blend well with:
agarwood eo, co2
allspice eo, co2, abs
amber eo
amberi attar
ambrette seed eo, co2 and abs
amyris eo
angelica root eo, co2 and abs
bay leaf eo and abs
beeswax abs
bois de rose/rosewood eo
cananga eo
cinnamon bark eo, co2 and abs
cistus eo and abs
clove bud eo, co2 and abs
clover sweet abs
copaiba eo
elemi eo and abs
frangipani abs
frankincense eo, co2 and abs
galangal root eo
galbanum eo, co2 and abs
guaiacwood eo
gurjun balsam eo
helichrysum eo and abs
hyacinth abs
jasmin grandiflorum abs
Jasmin flexile abs
Jasmin auriculatum abs
jasmin sambac absolute
jonquil abs
juniper berry eo, co2 and abs
kewda ruh and attar
labdanum eo and abs
mace eo, co2 and abs
musk attar
muhuhu eo
myrrh eo, co2 and abs
nutmeg eo, co2 and abs
orris root eo, co2 and abs
osmanthus abs
labdanum eo and abs
opoponax eo and abs
patchouli eo, co2 and abs
pepper eo, co2 and abs
petitgrain(mandarin, combava, bigarade, lemon)
sandalwood eo, co2 and abs
spikenard eo, co2 and abs
tonka bean abs
tuberose abs
valerian eo, co2 and abs
vanilla abs
vetiver eo, co2 and abs
ylang eo, co2 and abs

amber bases, incense perfumes, new mown hay essences, honey notes, oriental bases

Special Perfumery Notes on individual essences in the Sweet Balsamic Resin essences category taken from Steffen Aractander's classic Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural origin-

Peru balsam essential oil-"The tenacity in odor of this oil is outstanding making it one of the best fixatives among all essential oils. Its suave odor makes Peru balsam oil a very versatile perfume material which can be incorporated in almost any type of perfume base of perfume at concentrations of from less than one percent up to more than five percent. For delicate floral fragrances such as muguet, lilac, appleblossom, etc. this oils blends excellently with floral as well as with balsamic or spicy notes. With arauacaria oil of sandalwood oil it blends to a delightfully seet "precious wood" type like cabreuva oil. In gardenia, longoza, tuberose and carnation bases or duplications it forms an important part of the long-lasting, sweet udnertone with undecanolide, nonanolide, ylang-ylang and other heavy and sweet-floral notes. It imparts depth and natural spicy sweetness to a rose, and warm, balsamic body in ambre an or Oriental bases, "powder" type fragrances etc."

Tolu Balsam essential oil- This material gives excellent effects in hyacinth, tuberose, gardenia, honeysuckle, stephanotis, and numberous other sweet-floral fragrances..and itis in general an interesting item used in all types of of "fantasy" perfume, "tabac", "leather", aldehydic perfume etc. It produces interesting "powdery" effects with patchouli, ionones, musks, cedarwood ketones, etc

Tolu Balsam Resinoid or Tolu Balsam Absolute are "used primarily as fixatives in citrus-colgnes, Oriental perfumes, chypres and floral bases, etc. Along with Peru balsam products they are among the most interesting modifiers for "exotic" floral fragrances."

Styrax essential oil is "used in numerous types of floral perfumes, e.g. lilac, hyacinth, apple blossom, carnation, etc. In spite of its deep sweetness, its dry-floral note makes it suitable for cassie, mimosa, violet, carnation, hawthorn(spicy notes), lavender and fougere(sweetness and tenacity) rose, etc"

Benzoin Tincture is used as a fixative in fine perfumery, in colognes, in alcohol for prefixation prior to the preparatin of colognes, lotions, etc