Mace(Myrstica fragrans) essential oil/Sri Lanka

Mace(Myrstica fragrans) essential oil/Sri Lanka

MACE, a highly-flavored spice obtained from the covering of the nutmeg, which is the seed kernel of a pear-shaped tropical fruit (see NutMeg). When this fruit becomes ripe its fleshy halves open, exposing the mace-covered kernel. Fresh mace is somewhat fleshy and of a bloodred color, and in fragrance and flavor is similar to the nutmeg. To prepare the mace for the market the natives dry it in the sun, which makes it half transparent and orange-yellow in color. It is used as a flavoring, either whole or ground. Mace is grown chiefly in the Spice Islands (East Indies) and in the West Indies.
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Mace essential oil is a colorless to pale yellow liquid displaying a warm, aromatic spicy aroma with a sweet, slightly punguent, woody, undertone


In natural perfumery used in spice accords, colognes, after shave lotions, culinary perfumes, fougere, chypre

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