Precious woods, root - earth essences

Essenses in the precious wood, root and earth category include vetiver eo, co2 and abs; calamus eo and co2: costus eo, co2 and abs; cyperus/nagarmotha eo, co2 and abs; elecampane eo and abs

This is a highly complex group of oils with many key aromatic terms that can be connected with them. Some of these include rich, soft, sweet, dry, precious-woody,heavy fungal, animalic, balsamic, spicy, creamy-nutty, sweet leather, violet-like, root-like, fatty, musty, earthy

Blends well with:
allspice eo, co2 and abs
anise sweet eo
anise star eo and co2
amyris eo
angelica root eo, co2 and abs
angelica seed eo and co2
artemisia annua eo
benzoin abs
bergamot eo
birch bud co2
birch sweet eo
birch tar eo
boronia abs
cade eo
cananga eo
cardamon eo, co2 and abs
cascarilla eo
cedarwood eo's and abs
choya nakh
choya ral
choya loban
cistus eo and abs
clary sage eo and abs
clove bud eo, co2 and abs
copaiba balsam eo
coriander seed eo and co2
cypress eo and abs
davana eo, co2 and abs
elemi eo and abs
fir eo's and abs
frankincense eo, co2 and abs
galbanum eo, co2 and abs
guaiacwood eo
galangal root eo
geranium eo and abs
ginger root eo, co2 and abs
guaiacwood eo
gurjun balsam eo
hay abs
hemlock spruce eo and abs
juniper berry eo, co2 and abs
labdanum eo and abs
licorice abs
lime eo and essence
lovage root eo and co2
mace eo and co2
mandarin eo
mastic eo and abs
muhuhu eo
myrrh eo, co2 and abs
nagarmotha eo, co2 and abs
nutmeg eo, co2 and abs
oakmoss abs
opoponax eo and abs
orris root eo, co2 and abs
patchouli eo, co2 and abs
pepper black eo, co2 and abs
petitgrain eo's(combava, mandarin, bigarade etc)
peru balsam eo and abs
pine needle eo and abs
rosa damascena eo, co2 and abs
rose centifolia eo and abs
rosa alba eo and co2
rosa bourbonia abs
sandalwood eo, co2 and abs
seaweedd abs
siam wood eo
spikenard eo and co2
spruce eo and abs
tolu balsam eo and abs
tonka bean abs
turmeric eo, co2 and abs
valarian eo and co2
vanilla bean co2 and abs
vetiver eo, co2 and abs
ylang abs and eo

In perfumery these essences are used in chypre, amber bases, fougere, precious woods bases, oriental perfumes, sacred perfumes, incense notes, forest accords, musk accords, leather bases, marine perfumes

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

Fresh balsamic conifer essences



Fresh balsamic conifer essences
In this group essences we find the fir, pine, and spruce oils and absolutes. Examples of the plants from which the essences are distilled are extracted are Silver Fir, Grand Fir, Douglas Fir, Balsam Fir, Forest/Scotch Pine, Maritime Pine, Ocean Pine, Mountain Pine, Dwark Pine, Blue Spruce, Black Spruce etc
These oils share a number of aromatic characteristics which may be described with such terms as fresh, resinouus, pinaceous, green, coniferous, pineaceous, terpenic, nutty, balsamic, clean, sweet with hints of fruity, spicy, citrusy notes
Each of the oils and absolutes distilled or extracted from this category of plants has its own unique balance of the above mentioned aromatic characteristics

Aromatic terminology relating to individual essences in this group

Silver Fir eo(Abies alba) rich, balsamic-sweet, oily-pinaceous
Balsam fir needle essential oil(Abies balsamea)-oily-balsamic, resinous, fresh and sweet
Douglas fir(Pseudotsuga sp.)-soft, sweet, rich body note, green, resinous, good odor tenacity for a conifer oils
Fir Needle Siberian(Abies siberica)-refreshing, balsamic, fatty, oil, resinous, coniferous, fruity-balsamic undertone
Norway/Red Spruce(Picea excelsa) eo-light, fresh, balsamic-pine needle like odor, slightly cedar-like undertone
Pine, Black(Pinus nigra) eo- pleasant, balsamic-pine-like, refreshing, terpenic
Pine, mountain(Pinus pumilo/Pinus montana) eo-pleasant, pine-like, balsamic-sweet, woody, slightly spicy, oil-fatty, undertone of great tenaiciy
Pine, Forest/Scothc(Pinus sylvestris) eo
Spruce, Black(Picea mariana)eo-pleasant, balsamic-fresh, sweet-oily and fruity undertone

Blends well with:

abies alba cone/templin oil
abies alba needle oil
abies amabilis oil canada
abies grandis oil canada
abies lasiocarpa oil canada
abies pectinata needle oil
agarwood oil
agarwood co2
amber oil
amyris wood oil
balsam fir needle oil america
bergamot mint herb oil
bergamot oil
birch bud oil
birch oil
birch oil sweet
birch tar oil
blood orange oil
bois de rose leaf oil
bois de rose oil
bursera graveolens fruit oil
bursera graveolens wood oil
cabreuva wood oil
cade oil
callitris columellaris wood oil australia
callitris glaucophylla wood oil australia
callitris intratropica wood oil australia
cananga oil
cedarleaf oil western red
cedar heartwood oil western red
cedarwood oil atlanta
cedarwood absolute
cedarwood oil atlas morocco
cedarwood oil himalaya
cedarwood oil port orford
cedarwood oil texas
cedarwood oil virginia
chamaecyparis nootkatensis oil
cistus oil
cistus absolute
clary sage oil
clary sage absolutge
clover sweet abs
copaiba balsam oil
coriander seed oil
coriander seed oil CO2 extract
cypress oil
cypress absolute
davana oil
davana co2
davana absolute
douglas fir oil canada
fir needle oil canada
fir needle oil siberia
fir needle absolute
flouve absolute
frankincense eo
frankincense co2
frankincense abs
galbanum eo
galbanum co2
galbanum absolute
grapefruit oil
guaiacwood oil
gurjun balsam oil
hay absolute
helichrysum oil
helichrysum absolute
hemlock western oil
hemlock spruce blue absolute
Hemlock spruce black absolute
hiba leaf oil
hibawood oil
hinoki leaf oil
hinoki root oil
hinoki wood oil
ho leaf oil
ho root oil
ho wood oil
huon pine wood oil
juniper berry oil
juniper berry absolute
juniper berry oil CO2 extract
juniper branch oil
juniper needle oil
juniper wood oil
labdanum oil
lavindin oil
lavindin absolute
lavender oil
lavender abs
lavender co2
lavender spike eo
lemon eo
lemon essence
lime eo
lime essence
linaloe berry/fruit oil
linaloe wood oil mexico
labdanum absolute
mandarin eo
mastic eo
mastic abs
mandarin oil
muhuhu wood oil
myrrh eo
myrrh co2
myrrh abs
oakmoss abs
opoponax eo
opoponax abs
orange bitter eo
orange sweet eo
orange sweet essence
orris root eo
orris root co2
orris root abs
pine needle oil
pine needle abs
pinus cembra l. leaf twig oil
pinus laricio poiret branch oil italy
pinus laricio poiret cone oil italy
pinus laricio poiret leaf oil italy
pinus lauricio leaf oil
pinus mugo pumilio leaf twig oil
pinus palustris needle oil
pinus palustris twig leaf oil
pinus pinaster twig leaf oil
pinus pumila branch leaf oil
pinus pumila twig leaf oil
rosemary flower oil
rosemary whole herb oil
rosemary co2
rosemary abs
sandalwood eo
sandalwood co2
sandalwood abs
siam wood eo
spikenard eo
spikenard co2
spruce eo
spruce abs
tangerine eo
tangerine essence
tonka bean absolute
ylang oil
zdravetz abs
zdravetz oil
ylang co2
ylang complete
yuzu


Perfumery uses
amber bases, forest notes, colognes, holiday creations, incense perfumes, sacred blends,fougere


Quotes on perfumery uses are taken from S. Arctander-Perfume and Flavors of Natural Origin
"Abies alba oil find application in perfumes for bath preparations, air-freshners, disinfectants, fougere-colognes, soap perfumes, detergents, etc...Although the oil belongs to the group of 'low-ester' and 'high-terpene' containing 'fir' and spruce needle oils, it has great power, good stability and performance in compositions for the above purposes"

"Oil of Abies balsamea serve as a 'pine-and-spruce' fragrance in fresh-balsamic 'fir needle'blends, Christmas tree odors, fougeres, air refreshners, disinfectants, household cleaners, etc"

Fir Needle, Siberian- "The particular odor and aldehydic topnote of this oil makes it an interesting material for 'unconventional' perfumery"

Red Spruce is "used along with other pine, spruce or so-called 'fir" needle oils in air-freshners, room deodorants, batch oils, soap perfumes, fougere bases, etc and as a modifier in colognes, chypres, etc"

Mountain Pine is use for " room spray perfumes, batch preparations, Christmas fragrances, 'leather type baes, etc"

Black Spruce "is used extensively in the USA for room spray perfumes, bath preparions, air refreshners, disintectants, in liquid detergents, cleansers, and other household products, etc. and it finds natural application in 'pine' fragrances, not only becouse of the previous shortage of 'true' Siberian pine needle oil, but also because of the excellent individual performance of spruce oil in 'fresh' perfume types."