Balsam Peru(Myroxylon balsamum var. pereirae) essential oil/Brazil

Balsam Peru(Myroxylon balsamum var. pereirae) essential oil/Brazil

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Peru balsam essential oil is a pale yellow liquid displaying a deep, sweet, suave, balsamic bouquet with delicate spicy, vanillic undertone of good tenacity

In natural perfumery is used in a wide variety of compositions due to its suave, sweet, balsamic bouquet and its fine fixative qualities


"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 into almost any type of perfume base at concentrations of from less than one percent up to more than five per cent. For delicate floral fragrances such as muguet, lilac, appleblossom, etc this oil blends excellently with floral as well as with balsamic or spicy notes. With araucaria oil or sandalwood oil it blends to a delightfully sweet "precious woods" type like cabreuva oil...It imparts depth and natural spicy sweetness to a rose, and warm, balsamic body in ambre or Oriental bases..." Steffen Arctander

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