Monday, February 7, 2011

Basil chemotype linalol(Ocimum basilicum) essential oil-Nepal and India

Basil chemotype linalol(Ocimum basilicum) essential oil-Nepal and India

Then a little breeze brings the aroma of the blossoming bergamot, wild mint, basil and catnip, filling the air with a spicy fragrance.
Some Summer Days in Iowa, by Frederick John Lazell


Images of Basil plant

Basil chemotype linalol is a clear to pale yellow liquid displaying a soft, rich, green, sweet spicy-herbaceous odor with a delicate balsamic undertone of good tenacity

In natural perfumery used in chypre, green accords, culinary perfumes, herbal bouquet, sacred perfumes

"In perfumes, Sweet Basil oil has ben a 'classic' material in the 'Origan' type of perfumesand bases for several decades. IN chypres, crepe de chines and certain modern aldehydic and 'green' perfume types, the oil can introduce very interesting notes" Steffen Arctander

Research Links for Aromatic Plants-Basil, Sweet (Ocimum basilicum)

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