Sulphuraceous Essences




Sulphuraceous/Alliaceous Essences

In this group of essences are included garlic eo and co2 and asafoetida eo and abs.

Aromatic terminology connected with the individual essences

Asafoetida eo(Ferula assafoetida)-sharp, alliaceous, acrid, garlic-like, onion-like, powerful, raidant,punguent
Asafoetida absolute(Ferula assafoetida)-alliaceous, garlic-like, onion-like, rich and balsamic sweet undertone
Garlic eo(Allium sativum)-intense, sulfurous, odor. True odor delicate, diffusive powerful odor of garlic is masked by a putrid odor which may be a product of high heat during distillation
Garlic co2(Allium sativum)- the putrid odor found in the essential oil is not present in the co2 extract so when gets the full, potent, diffusive, sulfuraceous odor of fresh garlic


In natural pefumery work only the Asfoetida absolute is used in very low dilution. It can be used in certain floral bases, Oriental perfumes, spice accords, culinary perfumes. It is one of those special intense essences that can produce unique results in the hands of the creative perfumer

In natural perfumery blends well with:
Angelica root eo, co2 and abs
Anise star eo and co2
black musk attar
cardamom eo, co2 and abs
cinnamon bark eo, co2 and abs
camphor white eo
cananga eo
cascarilla eo
cassia eo and co2
cedarwood, red heartwood eo
cedarwood, virginia eo
celery see eo, co2 and abs
clove bud eo, co2 and abs
cumin eo, co2 and abs
fenukgreek eo, co2 and abs
frankincense eo, co2 and abs
galbanum eo, co2 and abs
ginger eo, co2 and abs
lovage root eo and co2
mace eo and co2
mastic eo and abs
myrrh eo and co2
nutmeg eo, co2 and abs
omanthus abs
opoponax eo and abs
pepper black eo, co2 and abs
pepper pink eo and co2
peru balsam eo and abs
pimenta berry eo and abs
rose eo, co2 and abs
ruh kewda
sage clary eo and abs
shammama attar
spikenard eo and co2
tolu balsam eo and abs
tonka bean abs
tuberose abs
turmeric eo and co2
vanilla co2 and abs
ylang abs and eo



"A low concentration of Asafoetida Absolute can introduce very intriguing notes in rose bases and heavy, Oriental perfumes"-S. Arctander