Sandalwood(Santalum austrocaledonicum) Absolute/Vanatu-New Caledonia




When I procured the flasks they were completely filled with the attar; they are now, and have been for years, quite empty. The soldering at the necks of the flasks is as perfect as ever, but the attar has exhaled through the silver of the flasks themselves. The flasks have been kept in a silver box lined with sandalwood; they were put among letters and various small curiosities. Although the attar has evaporated from the flasks, it remains as strong as ever among the letters and curiosities and the sandalwood of the box itself. The sandalwood, however, has imparted to the perfume of the attar a flavour rather oppressive, to our English tastes at least; for it is one which the natives of India greatly admire, and which they much prefer to that of the attar alone. The attar of roses, with which on occasions of ceremony they perfume themselves and their garments, is always mingled with a scent obtained from sandalwood.
Haunts and hobbies of an Indian official
By Mark Thornhill

Sandalwood(Santalum austrocaledonicum) Absolute/Vanatu-New Caledonia

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Sandalwood absolute is a pale yellow liquid displaying a soft, warm, balsamic, creamy, precioius woods bouquet, the olfactory profile of which remains stable throughout the lengthy dry-out phase

In natural perfumery it can be used in almost any composition as its gentle olfactory characteristics meld with a great diversity of essences. The absolute is one of the most esteemed fixatives known in the world of natural aromatics.

Blends well with just about any essence

Cumin(Cuminum cyminum) Absolute/India




Cumin(Cuminum cyminum) Absolute/India

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Cumin absolute is a greenish-brown liquid displaying a potent, suave, rich,green, spicy-aromatic bouquet with a warm powdery-woody undertone with great diffusive power and tenactiy


In natural perfumery it is used in culinary bouquets, spice accords, fougeres, chypre, Oriental bases, woody-floral perfumes

Blends well with:
agarwood eo and co2
ajowan eo
alglaia odora abs
amber eo,
ambari attar
ambrette seed eo, co2 and abs
amyris eo
anise star eo and co2
angelica root eo, co2 and abs
angelica seed eo and abs
atemisia eo's
aruacaria eo
atractylis eo and abs
basil eo, co2 and abs
birch sweet eo
birch tar eo
cade eo
calamus eo and co2
carrot seed eo, co2 and abs
cardamom eo, co2 and abs
cascarilla eo
cassia eo, co2 and abs
cedarwood eo's and abs
cedarleaf eo
clay sage eo and abs
copaiba balsam eo
cinnamon bark eo, co2 and abs
cistus eo and abs
clove bud eo, co2 and abs
clover sweet abs
coriander eo and co2
costus eo and co2
cubeb eo
dill eo and co2
elemi eo and abs
estragon/tarragon eo and abs
fennel eo and co2
fenugreek eo, co2 and abs
galbanum eo, co2 and abs
geranium eo and abs
ginger eo, co2 and abs
guiacawood eo
hay abs
helichrysum eo and abs
henna leaf abs and co2
hop eo, co2 and abs
jonquil abs
labdanum eo and abs
laurel leaf eo and abs
lavindin eo and abs
lavender eo, co2 and abs
lavender spike eo
lawang eo
licorice abs
lovage root eo and co2
mace eo and co2
marojorameo
mate abs
myrrh eo, co2 and abs
nutmeg eo, co2 and abs
oakmoss abs
opoponax eo and abs
orris root eo, co2 and abs
pepper eo, co2 and abs
patchouli eo, co2 and abs
poplar bud abs
rose eo, co2 and abs
sandalwood eo, co2 and abs
savory eo
spikenard eo and co2
styrax eo and abs
tagetes eo and abs
thyme eo, co2 and abs
tonka bean abs
valarian eo and co2
vetiver eo, co2 and abs
violet leaf abs

Wheat/Ble(Triticum aestivum) Absolute/France




It was a glorious summer's afternoon, rich in warmth, beauty, and fragrance; the wheat, high in blade, rippled to a darker green under the gentle breeze; the meadows, as yet uncut, were deep in herbage, a lark sang merrily aloft, and a thrush carolled sweetly below. The landscape glowed in beauty, the air seemed loaded with fragrance. It was just such a summer's afternoon as that other— forty-eight hours ago—only forty-eight hours ago!

Wheat/Ble(Triticum aestivum) Absolute/France

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Wheat/Ble Absolute is a brown, very viscous liquid displaying a warm, sweet, carmelic, malty bouquet with coumarinic-honeyed undertone

In natural perfumery used in culinary bouquets, new mown hay, amber accords, high class floral, precious woods bases

Blends well with:
allspice eo, co2 and abs
amber eo
ambrette seed eo, co2 an abs
amyris eo
aruacaria eo
bakul attar
beeswaxa abs
benzoin abs
bois de rose eo
broom abs
cabreuva eo
calamus eo ad co2
carnation abs
carob abs
cassie abs
chamomile blue eo, co2 and abs
chamomile english eo
clary sage eo and abs
clover, sweet abs
copiaba eo
coriander eo and co2
costus eo and co2
fenugreek eo, co2 and abs
fluve abs
fir balsam abs
frangipani abs
galbanum eo, co2 and abs
guaicawood eo
hay absolute
helichrysum eo and abs
honeysuckle abs
kadam attar
labdanum eo and abs
lavender eo, co2 and abs
lavindin eo and abs
lovage root eo and co2
mimosa abs
neroli eo
night queen abs
oakmoss abs
orange blossom ab
orris root eo, co2 and abs
patchouli eo, co2 and abs
rose abs
mastic abs
mimosa abs
opoponax abs
sandalwood eo, co2 and abs
siamwood eo
tonka bean abs
tuberose abs
vanilla co2 and abs
vetiver eo, co2 and abs
ylang abs and eo

Vanilla Absolute(Vanilla planifolia)/Madagascar




A broken reef protected the beach from the full force of the sea, and the cliffs showed green with foliage and flecked at one point by the eternal smoke of a torrent. Beyond the beach a white frame house with a veranda showed, and on either side native houses nestled among the cocoanut trees and breadfruits. The faint wind blowing from landward brought the perfume of vanilla and flowers, coloured birds flew in the blue sky above the trees, while the tune of the blue sea beating on the reef came like the song of sleep and summer.
Sea plunder
By Henry De Vere Stacpoole

Vanilla Absolute(Vanilla planifolia)/Madagascar

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Vanilla absolute is a dark brown liquid displaying a suave, sweet, balsamic-spicy bouquet with a woody/coumarinic undertone of good tenacity

In natural perfumery it is used in high class florals, new mown hay, culinary perfumes, amber bases, Oriental bouquets, chypre

Blends well with:
allspice eo, co2 an abs
amber eo
ambrette seed eo, co2 and abs
amyris eo
angelica root eo, co2 and abs
anise star eo and co2
bakul attar
benzoin abs
beeswax abs
cassoe abs
cassia bark eo, co2 and abs
cinnamon bark eo, co2 and abs
citrus eo's
champa white flower eo and co2
clove bud eo, co2 and abs
clover sweet abs
cocoa co2 and abs
coffee abs and co2
fenugreek abs
fir balsam abs
flouve eo and abs
frangipani abs
ginger eo, co2 and abs
guaicawood eo
gurjun balsam eo
hay absolute
helichyrsum eo and abs
henna leaf co2 and abs
jasmin absolute
kadam attar
lavender eo, co2 and abs
licorice abs
lovage eo, co2 and abs
mimosa abs
musk attar
neroli eo

orange blossom abs
orris root eo, co2 and abs
peru balsam eo and abs
tolu balsam eo and abs
rose abs, eo, and co2
tonka bean abs
wheat abs
white ginger lily abs

Ligustrum quihoi absolute/China



Ligustrum quihoui absolute/China

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Ligustrum quihoi absolute from China is a recent and delightful olfactory acquaintance of mine. The absolute displays a fine, rich, heavy, exotic, tangy, sweet floral/fruity/spicy aroma with honeyed, complex herbaceous undertone

In natural perfumery used in high class florals, Oriental bouquets, chypre, fougere, musk bases, colognes, amber accords, russian leather

Blends well with:
agarwood eo and co2
aglaia odorata abs
allspice eo, co2 and abs
ambrette seed eo, co2 and abs
angelica root eo, co2 and abs
araucaria eo
arnica abs
basil eo, co2 and abs
bergamot eo
bois de rose eo
black currant abs
bay leaf abs and eo
cabreuvea eo
catnip eo
cananga eo
cedarwood eo's and abs
champa golden abs
champa white flower eo, co2 and abs
citron eo
coriander eo and co2
costus eo and co2
cinnamon eo, co2 and abs
cardamom eo, co2 and abs
cyperus/nagarmotha eo and co2
davana eo, co2 and abs
estragon/tarragon eo, co2 and abs
erigeron eo
fir balsam abs
flouve eo and abs
frankincense eo, co2 and abb
galbanum eo, co2 and abs
geranium eo and abs
henna leaf eo and co2
hop eo and co2
jasmin abs and co2
jonquil abs
karo karounde abs
kewda ruh and attar
labdanum eo and abs'
lavender eo, co2 and abs
lavindin eo and abs
lemon verbena eo and abs
lemon balm eo and co2
Litsea cubeba eo
lovage root eo, co2 and abs
mandarin eo
mastic eo and abs
mate abs
musk attar
narcissus abs
oakmoss abs
opoponax eo and abs
orange blossom abs
osmanthus abs
patchouli eo, co2 and abs
petitgrain eo's-mandarin, combava, bergamot
poplar bud abs
orris root eo, co2 and abs
rosemary abs
sandalwood eo, co2 and abs
spikenard eo and co2
tagetes eo and abs
tuberose abs
vanilla abs
vetiver eo, co2 and abs
violet leaf abs
thyme abs

Violet Lea(Viola odorata) Absolute/South Africa



The afternoon was cloudless, the sky blindingly blue, the air perfumed with violets. In Lucyan's garden the violets were flowering in profusion. A perfect wave of'violet-scent swept towards Kazimir as he drew close to the house. The gardener was busy gathering the flowers which grew thickly between the rocks and rhododendrons at the far end of the garden. Lucyan, whose masterful genius loved perfection in details, had covered every bare patch in the rockery with violet plants; for the rockery was his proudest , creation.
Beggar my neighbor, Volume 2
By Emily Gerard, Dorothea Gerard

Violet Lea(Viola odorata) Absolute/South Africa

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Violet leaf absolute is a dark green liquid displaying a powerful, green leafy/herbaceous odor with a fine, delicate floral undertone possessing distinct aroma of violet flowers. It has good tenacity and diffusive power

In natural perfumery is used in herbaceous bouquets, floral bases, chypres, literary perfumes, culinary creations, new mown hay,

Blends well with:
agarwood eo and co2
aglaia odorata abs
amyris eo
anise star eo and co2
artemisia eo's
basil eo, co2 and abs
beeswax abs
benzoin abs
bergamot eo
birch sweet eo
bois de rose/rosewood eo
boronia abs
calendula abs
caraway seed eo and co2
carrot seed eo, co2 and abs
cassie abs
cedarwood eo's and abs
champa golden absolute
champa white flower absolute and eo
champa white leaf eo
citron eo
clary sage eo and abs
clover sweet abs
coriander eo and co2
cumin eo, co2 and abs
currant black abs and co2
fir balsam abs
frangipani abs
glabanum eo, co2 and abs
geranium eo and abs
guaiacwood eo
gurjun blasm eo
hay abs
helichrysum eo and abs
henna leaf co2 and abs
jonquil abs
kewda ruh and attar
lavender eo, co2 and abs
lavindin eo and abs
lemon verbena eo and abs
lemon balm eo, co2 and abs
lemon eo and essence
mastic eo and abs
mate abs
mimosa abs
nagarmotha eo and co2
narcissus abs
oakmoss abs
opoponax eo and abs
patchouli eo, co2 and abs
petitgrain combava, mandarin, bigarade, bergamot and lemon eo's
rose eo, co2 and abs
rosemary eo, co2 and abs
styrax eo and abs
tagetes abs and eo
tea leaf black co2 and abs
tea green co2 and abs
tonka bean abs
thyme abs
tuberose abs
vanilla abs
vetiver eo, co2 and abs
yarrow eo and co2
ylang abs and eo
zdravetz eo,c2 and abs

Ylang(Cananga odorata var.genuina) Absolute/Comoros




All at once he halted, statue-like, as though he had forgotten the object which he was seeking. A night zephyr had come rippling through the slumbering house. Drawing itself like a spirit under the closed doors of the guest-room, it had brought to a brown-faced boy the fragrance of ilang-ilang.
Guimó
By Walter Elwood

Ylang(Cananga odorata var.genuina) Absolute/Comoros

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Ylang absolute is a light green to gold liquid with a bright, rich, sweet, balsamic-floral bouqet with a elegant spicy-vanillic-fruity undertone

In natural perfumery it is used in high class florals, Oriental bouquets, garland perfumes:

Blends well with a vast array of natural essences:
ambrette seed eo, co2 and abs
amyris eo
bakul attar and abs
balsam peru
basil abs, eo, cand co2
beeswax abs
benzoin abs
bergamot eo
bois de rose/rosewood eo
boronia abs
broom abs
cabreva eo
cananga eo
carnation abs
cassie absolute
chamomile blue eo, co2 and abs
chamomile english eo
champaca abs
citron eo
clover, sweet abs
coriander eo and co2
davana eo, co2 and abs
elemi eo and abs
fir balsam abs
flouve eo and abs
frangipani abs
frankincense abs, eo and co2
geranium eo and abs
ginger eo, co2 and abs
guaicawood eo
gulhina attar
jasmin attar, co2 and abs
jonquil abs
karo karounde abs
kewda ruh and attar
Labdanum abs and eo
lemon eo and essence
lemonbalm eo and abs
lemon verbena eo and abs
litesea cubeba eo
linden blossom abs and co2
mandarin eo
mastic abs
mimosa abs
neroli eo
night queen attar and abs
orange blossom abs
orris root eo, co2 anda bs
parijata attar
patchouli abs, co2 and eo
petitgrain eo's(mandarin, bigarade, combava, lemon, bergamot)
poplar bud abs
rose eo, co2 and abs
saffron co2 and abs
sandalwood eo, co2 and abs
siamwood eo
tuberose abs
vanilla abs and co2
violet leaf abs
vetiver eo, co2 and abs
zdravetz eo, co2 and abs

White Ginger Lily(Hedychium coronarium) Absolute/India



TO THE WHITE GINGER.

Oh, Ginger sweet on the mountain side,
So fragrant and white and pure,
How you lure me up on a summer's day
To climb the heights, and to roam the paths
Where the gently cooling zephyrs play.

How I love at night by the moon's soft light
To rest neath the sparkling sky,
While the odor sweet of the ginger flower
Takes my heart to the days gone by.

Oh Ginger flower in your quiet nook
Hidden sometimes like the souls of us,
How the world if it knew of your sweetness rare,
Would come to worship and cherish and love
The ginger blossoms on Tantalus.
A song of Hawaii
By Lewis Edwin Capps


White Ginger Lily(Hedychium coronarium) Absolute/India

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White Ginger Lily(Butterfly or Garland Lily) Absolute is a amber colored liquid displaying a warm, suave, sweet, exotic floral-honey bouquet with a spicy, fruity, balascmi undertone

In natural perfumery is used in garland perfumes; Oriental bases; high class florals

Blends well with:
amber eo
ambrette seed eo, co2 and abs
agarwood eo and co2
aglaia odorata abs
amyris eo
beeswax abs
aruacaria eo
bakul attar
balsam peru eo and abs
bakul attar
basil eo, co2 and abs
beeswax abs
benzoin abs
bergamot eo
birch sweet eo
bois de rose eo
boronia abs
broom abs
cabreuva eo
cananga eo
cardamom eo, co2 and abs
clove eo, co2 and abs
chamapaca abs
cistus eo and abs
coriander eo and co2
davana eo, co2 and abs
fenugreek eo, co2 and abs
fir balsam abs
flouve eo and abs
frankincense eo, co2 and abs
frangipani abs
geranium eo and abs
galbanum eo and abs
hay abs
helichrysum abs and eo
kadam attar
jasmin sambac abs
jasminum flexile
jasmin grandiflorum abs
jonqul absolute
lawang eo
lemon eo and essence
lovage root eo and co2
mastic abs
mate abs
musk attar
myrrh eo,co2 and abs
narcissus abs
neroli eo
night queen absolute
opoponax abs
orange blossom abs
orris root eo, co2 and abs
patchouli eo, co2 and abs
peru balsam eo and abs
rose eo ,co2 and abs
sandalwood eo, co2 and abs
siamwood eo
styrax eo and abs
tagetes eo and abs
tea green abs and co2
tuberose abs
vanilla abs
vetiver eo, co2 and abs
ylang eo and abs
tea black abs

Tuberose Absolute(Polianthes tuberosa)/India

The shore lights made splashes of tremulous gold on the vast gray darkness without; and, amid the glitter of innumerable electric jets and hum of voices within, the sound of violin, 'cello, and viola, with pearly showers of pianoforte notes, drowned the sea's sad complaining in triumphant music, while low, rich tones, magical glances, inebriating tuberose scent and superb, gold-haired beauty wove such a spell as lulled all longing and disquiet into a trance of calm.
The world-mender: a novel
By Maxwell Gray

Tuberose Absolute(Polianthes tuberosa)/India

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The absolute of Tuberose is a golden brown liquid to waxy paste displaying a very rich, heavy,, sweet exotic floral with a spicy, balsamic, honeyed undertone of good tenacity

In natural perfumery used in high class florals, Oriental bouquets, garland perfumes

Blends well with:
Blends well with:
amber eo
ambrette seed eo, co2 and abs
agarwood eo and co2
aglaia odorata abs
amyris eo
beeswax abs
aruacaria eo
bakul attar
balsam peru eo and abs
bakul attar
basil eo, co2 and abs
beeswax abs
benzoin abs
bergamot eo
birch sweet eo
bois de rose eo
boronia abs
broom abs
cabreuva eo
cananga eo
cardamom eo, co2 and abs
clove eo, co2 and abs
chamapaca abs
cistus eo and abs
coriander eo and co2
davana eo, co2 and abs
fenugreek eo, co2 and abs
fir balsam abs
flouve eo and abs
frankincense eo, co2 and abs
frangipani abs
geranium eo and abs
galbanum eo and abs
hay abs
helichrysum abs and eo
kadam attar
jasmin sambac abs
jasminum flexile
jasmin grandiflorum abs
lawang eo
lemon eo and essence
lovage root eo and co2
mastic abs
mate abs
musk attar
myrrh eo,co2 and abs
neroli eo
night queen absolute
opoponax abs
orange blossom abs
orris root eo, co2 and abs
patchouli eo, co2 and abs
peru balsam eo and abs
rose eo ,co2 and abs
sandalwood eo, co2 and abs
siamwood eo
styrax eo and abs
tagetes eo and abs
tea green abs and co2
tuberose abs
vanilla abs
vetiver eo, co2 and abs
ylang eo and abs
tea black abs

Rosa, Damask(Rosa damascena) Absolute/Turkey




Rosa, Damask(Rosa damascena) Absolute/Turkey

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Damask Rose Absolute is an orangish-red liquid displaying a deep, rich, warm, honeyed-roseaceous bouquet with a green, spicy undertone

In natural perfumes is used in garland perfumes, Oriental bouquets, high class florals, amber bases,chypres, literary perfumes, culinary creations

Blends well with:
agarwood eo and co2
aglaia odorata abs
ambari attar
ambrette seed eo, co2 and abs
aruacaria eo
beeswax abs
benzoin abs
bergamot eo
bois de rose eo
broom/gent abs
cabreva eo
cassia bark eo, co2 and abs
cinnamon bark eo, co2 and abs
clove bud eo, co2 and abs
clover sweet abs
coriander eo and abs
fir needle abs
frankincense eo, co2 and abs
frangipani abs
geranium eo and abs
guaicawood eo
hay abs
helichrysum eo and abs
jasmine abs and ruhs
kewda ruh and attar
labdanum eo and abs
lemon eo and essence
mace eo and co2
musk attar
nutmeg eo, co2 and abs
neroli eo
orange blossom abs
patchouli eo, co2 and abs
rose eo's, co2 and abs
sandalwood eo, co2 and abs
siamwood eo
rosewood eo
tonka bean abs
vanilla abs and co2
vetiver eo, co2 and abs
ylang eo, co2 and abs
zdravetz eo, co2 and abs

Rose, Edward(Rosa boubonia) Absolute/India




Rose, Edward(Rosa boubonia) Absolute/India

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Edward Rose Absolute from South India is a light yellow liquid displaying a warm, green, ambery, roseaceous bouquet with a honeyed balsamic undertone

In natural perfumes is used in garland perfumes, Oriental bouquets, high class florals, amber bases,chypres, literary perfumes, culinary creations

Blends well with:
agarwood eo and co2
aglaia odorata abs
ambari attar
ambrette seed eo, co2 and abs
aruacaria eo
beeswax abs
benzoin abs
bergamot eo
bois de rose eo
broom/gent abs
cabreva eo
cassia bark eo, co2 and abs
cinnamon bark eo, co2 and abs
clove bud eo, co2 and abs
clover sweet abs
coriander eo and abs
fir needle abs
frankincense eo, co2 and abs
frangipani abs
geranium eo and abs
guaicawood eo
hay abs
helichrysum eo and abs
jasmine abs and ruhs
kewda ruh and attar
labdanum eo and abs
lemon eo and essence
mace eo and co2
musk attar
nutmeg eo, co2 and abs
neroli eo
orange blossom abs
patchouli eo, co2 and abs
rose eo's, co2 and abs
sandalwood eo, co2 and abs
siamwood eo
rosewood eo
tonka bean abs
vanilla abs and co2
vetiver eo, co2 and abs
ylang eo, co2 and abs
zdravetz eo, co2 and abs

Lotus White(Nelumbo nucifera) Absolute/India



" I stood leaning upon a balustrade that 1 might enjoy the freshness of the evening breeze. The autumnal wind wafted towards me the fragrance of the white lotus flowers, and shifting like water I saw the horns of the new moon. It was the very night when, as the tale is told, there is a blending of the constellations, and then I thought silently that if the heavens had a happiness of their own in union and sympathy, there was no reason why man should be delivered over to sadness and solitude. If there Ixj a day of gladness and rejoicing above, are there no jewels—is there no fragrance for us to possess and enjoy below ?
New monthly magazine, Volume 142

Lotus White(Nelumbo nucifera) Absolute/India


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The absolute of white lotus blossoms is a dark brown viscous liquid with a sweet, floral, fruity, leathery bouquet with a animalic-herbaceous undertone

In natural perfumery used in sacred perfumes, Oriental bouquets, fougere, chypre, amber bases, high class florals

Blends well with:
agarwood eo, co2 and abs
aglaia abs
allspice eo, co2 and abs
ambrette seed eo, co2 and abs
bakul attar
basil eo, co2 andabs
beeswax abs
boronia abs
broom abs
cassie abs
champaca abs
champa white co2
clover sweet abs
davana eo,co2 and abs
fir balsam abs
flouve eo and abs
frangipani abs
frankincense eo, co2 and abs
galbanum eo, co2 and abs
geranium eo and abs
helichrysum eo and abs
henna leaf co2
jasmin absolute and ruhs
jonquil abs
labdanum eo and abs
mastic abs
mimosa abs
myrrh eo, co2 and abs
narcissus abs
neroli eo
oakmoss abs
opoponax abs
orris root eo,co2 and abs
orange blossom abs
osmanthus abs
parijata attar
patchouli eo, co2 and abs
rose eo's, co2 and abs(damscena, bourbonia, centifolia)
sage clary eo and abs
sandalwood eo, co2 and abs
seaweed abs
tuberose abs
white ginger lily abs
styrax eo and abs
tonka bean abs
vanilla co2 and abs
vetiver eo,co2 and abs
violet leaf abs
ylang eo, co2 and abs
zdravetz eo, co2 and abs

Pink Lotus(Nelumbo nucifera) Absolute/India




The delicate fragrance of a lotus which was gathered yesterday from the lily-pond of a neighboring Buddhist monastery, fills my room as I begin to write of this peerless flower of Farther India. It bends gracefully over the rim of the glass vase holding the fountain of "heaven water" from which it draws refreshment. Its petals are rose-pink, growing brighter and redder toward the tips, where one can almost imagine the life-blood of the flower is oozing out and will soon drop upon the white mat of the table. Opening the rosy lips, the golden heart of the flower is disclosed surrounded by a silky fringe of stamens of the same bright hue, edged with pure white pollen. The leaves of the plant are dark green, almost round and lie or float upon the bosom of the lake. The stems are like long green serpents rearing their spiral forms from the black ooze beneath the water, and holding aloft their banners of green, and blossoms of beauty and fragrance.
Siam: or, The heart of farther India
By Mary Lovina Cort

Pink Lotus(Nelumbo nucifera) Absolute/India

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Pink Lotus absolute is a dark pink viscous liquid(can solidify if temperatures are very cool) displaying a rich, sweet, floral, fruity-leathery aroma with a powdery-spicy undertone

In natural perfumery used in sacred perfumes, Oriental bouquets, fougere, chypre, amber bases, high class florals

Blends well with:
agarwood eo, co2 and abs
aglaia abs
allspice eo, co2 and abs
ambrette seed eo, co2 and abs
bakul attar
basil eo, co2 andabs
beeswax abs
boronia abs
broom abs
cassie abs
champaca abs
champa white co2
clover sweet abs
davana eo,co2 and abs
fir balsam abs
flouve eo and abs
frangipani abs
frankincense eo, co2 and abs
galbanum eo, co2 and abs
geranium eo and abs
helichrysum eo and abs
henna leaf co2
jasmin absolute and ruhs
jonquil abs
labdanum eo and abs
mastic abs
mimosa abs
myrrh eo, co2 and abs
narcissus abs
neroli eo
oakmoss abs
opoponax abs
orris root eo,co2 and abs
orange blossom abs
osmanthus abs
parijata attar
patchouli eo, co2 and abs
rose eo's, co2 and abs(damscena, bourbonia, centifolia)
sage clary eo and abs
sandalwood eo, co2 and abs
seaweed abs
tuberose abs
white ginger lily abs
styrax eo and abs
tonka bean abs
vanilla co2 and abs
vetiver eo,co2 and abs
violet leaf abs
ylang eo, co2 and abs
zdravetz eo, co2 and abs

Lotus Blue(Nymphaea caerula) Absolute/Sri Lanka



After a short stay here we went on, passing through a grassy country interspersed with "pans " or shallow sheets of fresh water, often covered with the blue lotus, which filled the air with its sweet scent, and other aquatic plants, and bordered with rushes—the larger ponds being visited by waterfowl in considerable numbers.
The Ibis
By British Ornithologists' Union

Lotus Blue(Nymphaea caerula) Absolute/Sri Lanka


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Blue Lotus Absolute is a golden liquid which solifies into a soft waxy mass when exposed to cold temperature. It rapidly becomes a flowable liquid with gentle heat. The olfactory characteristics of Blue Lotus Absolute vary significantly depending on the country where the flowers are harvested and the exact method of extraction. The Sri Lankan blue lotus is some of the finest I have smelled.

The Blue Lotus absolute displays a delicate, soft, sweet floral-powdery bouquet with a elegant spicy undertone

In natural perfumery is used in sacred perfumes, garland essences, high class florals

Blends well with:
agarwood eo, co2 and abs
ambrette seed eo, co2 and abs
bakul attar
basil eo, co2 andabs
beeswax abs
broom abs
cassie abs
champaca abs
champa white co2
flouve eo and abs
frangipani abs
frankincense eo, co2 and abs
galbanum eo, co2 and abs
geranium eo and abs
jasmin absolute and ruhs
jonquil abs
mastic abs
mimosa abs
narcissus abs
neroli eo
opoponax abs
orris root eo,co2 and abs
orange blossom abs
rose eo's, co2 and abs(damscena, bourbonia, centifolia)
sandalwood eo, co2 and abs
tuberose abs
white ginger lily abs
styrax eo and abs
vanilla co2 and abs
violet leaf abs
ylang eo, co2 and abs

Peppermint(Mentha piperita) Absolute/France



A little cool breeze, invigorating as champagne, came down out of the North where still lingered a green transparency, and the sun-bleached prairie had changed into a dim mysterious sea, with unreal headlands of birch and willow rolling back its ridges. Every growing thing gave up its fragrance as it drank in the dew, and through all the odours floated the sweet pervading essence of wild peppermint, which is the typical scent of that country.
Macmillan's magazine, Volume 83


Peppermint(Mentha piperita) Absolute/France



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Peppermint absolute is a dark green to black liquid displaying a cool, fresh, clean, sweet, creamy, minty aroma with good tenacity

In natural perfumery used in culinary perfumes, holiday bouquets, herbal accords, fougere, diffusor blends, apothecary perfumes, accent note in floral bases

Blends well with;
anise star eo and co2
basil eo, co2 and abs
bucchu eo and abs
artemisia oils
birch sweet eo
bois de rose
camphor eo
canaga eo
caraway eo and co2
cedar leaf eo
champa abs
clove sweet abs
cocoa abs
coriander seed eo, co2 and ab
clary sage eo and abs
clove bud eo, co2 and abs
estragole/tarragon eo,co2 and abs
fennel eo and co2
fir eo's and abs
hyssop eo and co2
pennyroyal eo
geranium eo and abs
rosemary eo, co2 and abs
sage eo and co2
spruce eo and abs
tansy eo and abs
tonka bean abs
vanilla bean abs
wintergreen eo
yarrow eo and co2
ylang eo, co2 and abs

Lavandin Absolutes(Lavandula hyrbrida) Absolute/France



Lavindin Absolutes(Lavandula hyrbrida) Absolute/France

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Lavindin absolute is an emerald green liquid displaying a fresh, sweet, green herbaceous bouquet with a delicate spicy-coumarinic-woody undertone

In naural perfumery used in colognes, new mown hay, forest notes, fougere, chypre, herbal bouquets, floral bases, amber bases

Blends well with
amber oil
ambrette seed eo, co2 and abs
anise star eo and co2
amyris eo
arnica abs
artemisia eo
atractylis abs and co2
basil eo, co2 and abs
bay leaf eo and abs
beeswax abs
birch sweet eo
blood orange eo
bergamot eo
bois de rose eo
cananga eo
cardamom eo, co2 and abs
cassieabs
celery seed eo, co2 and abs
chamomile blue eo, co2 and abs
chamomile english eo
chamomile morocco eo and ab
cistus eo and abs
clary sage eo and ab
clove bud eo, co2 and abs
clover sweet abs
costus eo and co2
cypress eo and abs
deertongue abs
eucalyptus citriodora eo
eucalyptus stagieriana
eucalyptus macarthii eo
fir needle eo and abs
flouve eo and abs
frankincense eo, co2 and abs
galbanum abs
geranium eo and abs
guiacawood eo
gurjun balsam eo
hay abs
helichrysum eo and abs
ho wood eo
ho leaf eo
hyssop eo and co2
hop eo and co2
juniperberry eo, co2 and abs
labdanum eo and abs
laurel leaf eo and abs
lavindin eo and abs
lemon eo and essence
lemon balm eo, co2 and abs
lemon verbena eo and abs
lime eo and essence
mace eo and co2
marjoram eo and co2
mastic abs
mate abs
mimosa abs
myrrh eo, co2 and abs
myrtle eo
neroli eo
oakmoss abs
opoponax abs
orange sweet eo and essence
orange bitter eo
orangeblossom abs
peppermint eo, co2 and as
pennyroyal eo
petitgrain eo's
raspberry leaf abs
rosemary eo,co2 and abs
spruce eo and abs
tarragon eo, co2 and abs
thyme eo, co2 and abs
tonka bean abs
sage eo and co2
spruce eo and abs
vanilla abs and co2
yarrow eo and co2
ylang eo and abs
wintergreen eo

Clove Bud(Eugenia caryophllata) Absolute/Indonesia



Clove Bud(Eugenia caryophllata) Absolute/Indonesia

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Clove Bud Absolute is a very viscous green liquid which dispalys a smooth, rich, aromatic/spicy bouquet with a sweet-sour fruity, delicate woody/floral undertone of fine tenacity

In natural perfumery used in Oriental boquets, floral bases(ylang, night queen, rose, carnation, narcissus, white ginger lily and cassie), spice accords, incense notes, men's perfumes.

Blends well with :
agarwood eo and co2
aglaia odorata abs
allspice eo, co2 and abs
ambrette seed eo, co2 and abs
angelica root eo, co2 and abs
ambari attar
anise star eo and co2
bergamot
carnation abs
cassia eo, co2 and abs
cassie abs
cascarilla eo
cinnamon bark eo, co2 and abs
cedarwood eo and abs
cistus eo and abs
clary sage eo and abs
clover sweet
clove eo, co2 and abs
coriander eo and co2
costus eo and co2
cumin eo, co2 and abs
fenugreek eo, co2 and abs
frankincense eo, co2 and abs
galbanum eo, co2 and abs
ginger eo, co2 and abs
jasmin absolute
labdanum eo and abs
licorice abs
lovage root eo and co2
mace eo and co2
mastic eo and abs
mimosa abs
musk black attar
myrrh eo, co2 and abs
opoponax eo and abs
orange blossom abs
patchouli eo, co2 and abs
rose eo and abs
sandalwood eo, co2 and abs
styrax eo and abs
tea black abs and co2
tea green abs and co2
vanilla abs and co2
vetiver eo, co2 and abs
pepper black eo, co2 and abs

Cocoa(Theobroma cocao)Absolute/France




Cocoa(Theobroma cocao)Absolute/France

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Cocoa Absolute is a dark brown viscous liquid(requires an emulsifier) displaying a elegant, nutty, roasted, chocolaty-vanillic aroma

Used in culinary perfumes, amber bases, sacred perfumes

Blends well with
angelica root eo, co2 and abs
allspice eo, co2 and abs
ambrette seed eo, co2 and abs
amber eo
ambari attar
anise star eo and co2
butter co2
cardamom eo, co2 anda abs
cassia eo and co2
cinnamon eo, co2 and abs
clary sage eo and abs
coconut abs
fenugreek eo, co2 and abs
ginger eo, co2 and abs
mace eo and co2
peppermint eo,co2 and abs
lovage root eo, co2 and ab
nutmeg eo, co2 and abs
orange eo and essence
tonka bean abs
vanilla co2 and abs

Pine Needle(Pinus sylvestris) Absolute




Pine Needle(Pinus sylvestris) Absolute
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Pine needle absolute in is a dark green waxy plastic mass(not pourable at room temperature) with a rich, sweet resinous, warm, nutty bouquet with a balsamic/spicy/fruity undertone


In natural perfumery used in sacred perfumes, forest notes, green accords,fougere,
chypre, incense perfumes, men's perfumes, herbal bouquets, Russian leather, diffusor blends
The depth and richness of the absolute lend stablity and radiance to all compositions into which it is incorporated


Blends well with
angelica root eo,co2 and abs
agnelica seed eo and abs
amber eo
ambari attar
allspice eo,co2 and abs
amyris oil
artemisia eo
bay leaf eo
benzoin abs
birch sweet eo
birch tar eo
calamus eo and co2
carawy eo and co2
carrot seed eo, co2 and abs
cassia bark eo,co2 and abs
cedar eo's and abs(Virginia, Atlas, Himalayan, etc)
choya nakh
choya loban
choya ral
cinnamon bark eo, co2 and abs
cistus eo and abs
citronella eo
citrus eo's and essences
clove bud eo,co2 and abs
clover sweet abs
costus eo and co2
cubeb eo
cumin eo, co2 and abs
cypress eo and abs
deertongue abs
elemi eo and abs
fennel eo and co2
eucalyptus eo's
fir needle eo and abs
frankincense eo, co2 and abs
galbanum eo, co2 and abs
guaicawood eo
juniper berry eo, co2 and abs
labdanum eo and abs
laurel leaf eo and abs
lavandin eo and abs
lavender eo, co2 and abs
mastic eo and abs
marigold abs
myrrh eo,co2 and ab
oakmoss abs
opoponax eo and abs
patchouli eo, co2 and abs
peppermint eo, co2 and abs
pine eo and abs
poplar bud abs
oregano eo and co2
rosemary eo,co2 and abs
sage eo and abs
tarragon eo and abs
tonka bean abs
vetiver eo, co2 and abs
sage eo,co2 and abs
spruce eo and abs
styrax eo and abs
thyme eo, co2 and abs

Description of Olfactory Properties of Absolutes from White Lotus Aromatics

Description of Olfactory Properties of Absolutes from White Lotus Aromatics

Aglaia odorata Seed Absolute/China


Allspice Berry/Pimenta dioica Absolute/West Indies


Ambrette Seed Absolute/Abelmoschus moschatus/India wild harvest

Balsam Peru/Myroxylon balsamum pereirae absolute Wild harvest/South America

Basil(Ocimum basilicum) Absolute/Australia

Beeswax(Apis mellifera) Absolute/France

Cardamom(Elettaria cardamomum) Absolute/India

Currant, Black(Ribes nigra) absolute

Carnation Absolute(Dianthus caryophylla)/Egypt

Cassie Absolute

Cedar,White(Thuja orientalis) Absolute/Canada

Chamomile, Blue/Matricaria recutita Absolute

Cinnamon bark/Cinnamomum cassia absolute/Vietnam

Clove Bud Absolute


Clover, Sweet/Melilotus officinalis absolute/France



Cocoa Absolute


Fir Balsam/Abies Balsamea Absolute Canada

Frankincense, India/Boswellia serrata absolute India wild harvest

Galbanum/Ferula galbaniflua absolute

Hay, Green Absolute

Helichrysum italicum absolute

Jasminum auriculatum(Juhi) Absolute/India

Jasminum flexile absolute/India

Jasminum grandiflorum(Chameli)Absolute/India

Jasminum sambac(Motia)absolute/Canada

Labdanum, Clear(Cistus ladanifer) Absolute

Lavender(Lavandula angustifolia) Absolute/France

Lavandin Absolutes(Lavandula hyrbrida) Absolute/France

Ligustrum quihoi absolute/China

Linden Blossom(Tilia cordata) Absolute/France

Lotus Blue(Nymphaea caerula) Absolute/Sri Lanka


Lotus White(Nelumbo nucifera) Absolute/India


Pink Lotus(Nelumbo nucifera) Absolute/India

Marigold/Tagetes minuta absolute

Mushroom/Cepes/Boletus edulis absolute/France

Oakmoss(Evernia prunastri) Absolute


Olive Leaf/Olea europaea Absolute
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Osmanthus(Osmanthus fragrans) Absolute/China

Peppermint(Mentha piperita) Absolute/France

Pine Needle Absolute

Poplar Bud(Populus balsamifera) Absolute/Canada

Rose, Damask(Rosa damascena) Absolute/Turkey

Rose, Edward(Rosa bourbonia) Absolute/India

Rosemary(Rosmarinus officinalis Absolute 50% in 50% perfumers alcohol/France

Sage, Clary/Salvia sclarea Absolute

Seaweed/Fucus spp. Absolute

Spruce, Blue Hemlock/Tsuga canadensis absolute

Styrax/Liquidamber styraciflua absolute/Honduras

Tea, Green Absolute(50% absolute in 50% 190% proof undenatured perfumers alcohol0/French extracted

Thyme(Thymus vulgaris) Absolute 50% in 50% undenatured perfumers alcohol/France

Tonka Bean/Dipteryx odorata Absolute


Tuberose Absolute(Polianthes tuberosa)/India

Vanilla Absolute(Vanilla planifolia)/Madagascar

Violet Lea(Viola odorata) Absolute/South Africa

Wheat/Ble(Triticum aestivum) Absolute/France

White Ginger Lily(Hedychium coronarium) Absolute/India

Ylang(Cananga odorata var.genuina) Absolute/Comoros

Jasminum grandiflorum/Chameli absolute/India




Jasminum grandiflorum/Chameli absolute/India

Images of Jasminum grandiflorum

Jasminum grandiflorum absolute is a golden brown liquid with an elegant, soft, sweet, ethereal, with floral bouquet with a delicate balsamic-vanillic undertone

In natural perfumery used in garland perfumes, high class florals, Oriental perfumes, sacred essences, amber bases

Blends well with:
amber eo
ambrette seed eo, co2 and abs
agarwood eo and co2
aglaia odorata abs
amyris eo
beeswax abs
aruacaria eo
bakul attar
balsam peru eo and abs
bakul attar
basil eo, co2 and abs
beeswax abs
benzoin abs
bergamot eo
birch sweet eo
bois de rose eo
boronia abs
broom abs
cabreuva eo
cananga eo
cardamom eo, co2 and abs
clove eo, co2 and abs
chamapaca abs
cistus eo and abs
coriander eo and co2
davana eo, co2 and abs
fenugreek eo, co2 and abs
fir balsam abs
flouve eo and abs
frankincense eo, co2 and abs
frangipani abs
geranium eo and abs
galbanum eo and abs
hay abs
helichrysum abs and eo
kadam attar
jasmin sambac abs
jasminum flexile
jasmin grandiflorum abs
lawang eo
lemon eo and essence
lovage root eo and co2
mastic abs
mate abs
musk attar
myrrh eo,co2 and abs
neroli eo
night queen absolute
opoponax abs
orange blossom abs
orris root eo, co2 and abs
patchouli eo, co2 and abs
peru balsam eo and abs
rose eo ,co2 and abs
sandalwood eo, co2 and abs
siamwood eo
styrax eo and abs
tagetes eo and abs
tea green abs and co2
tuberose abs
vanilla abs
vetiver eo, co2 and abs
ylang eo and abs
tea black abs

Jasminum sambac/Motia absolute/India




Jasminum sambac/Motia absolute/India


Images of Jasminum sambac

Jasmin sambac absolute is a golden grown liquid displaying a warm, sultry, sweet, animalic-floral bouquet with a fruity-tea like undertone

In natural perfumery used in garland perfumes, high class florals, Oriental perfumes, sacred essences, amber bases

Blends well with:
amber eo
ambrette seed eo, co2 and abs
agarwood eo and co2
aglaia odorata abs
amyris eo
beeswax abs
aruacaria eo
bakul attar
balsam peru eo and abs
bakul attar
basil eo, co2 and abs
beeswax abs
benzoin abs
bergamot eo
birch sweet eo
bois de rose eo
boronia abs
broom abs
cabreuva eo
cananga eo
cardamom eo, co2 and abs
clove eo, co2 and abs
chamapaca abs
cistus eo and abs
coriander eo and co2
davana eo, co2 and abs
fenugreek eo, co2 and abs
fir balsam abs
flouve eo and abs
frankincense eo, co2 and abs
frangipani abs
geranium eo and abs
galbanum eo and abs
hay abs
helichrysum abs and eo
kadam attar
jasmin sambac abs
jasminum flexile
jasmin grandiflorum abs
lawang eo
lemon eo and essence
lovage root eo and co2
mastic abs
mate abs
musk attar
myrrh eo,co2 and abs
neroli eo
night queen absolute
opoponax abs
orange blossom abs
orris root eo, co2 and abs
patchouli eo, co2 and abs
peru balsam eo and abs
rose eo ,co2 and abs
sandalwood eo, co2 and abs
siamwood eo
styrax eo and abs
tagetes eo and abs
tea green abs and co2
tuberose abs
vanilla abs
vetiver eo, co2 and abs
ylang eo and abs
tea black abs

Juhi/Jasminum auriculatum absolute




Juhi/Jasminum auriculatum absolute

Images of Jasminum auriculatum

Jasminum auriculatum absolute, known as "Juhi" in India is a light amber colored liquid displaying a refined, sweet, floral-fruity bouquet with a delicate earthy/spicy undertone.


In natural perfumery used in garland perfumes, high class florals, Oriental perfumes, sacred essences,amber bases

Blends well with:
amber eo
ambrette seed eo, co2 and abs
agarwood eo and co2
aglaia odorata abs
amyris eo
beeswax abs
aruacaria eo
bakul attar
balsam peru eo and abs
bakul attar
basil eo, co2 and abs
beeswax abs
benzoin abs
bergamot eo
birch sweet eo
bois de rose eo
boronia abs
broom abs
cabreuva eo
cananga eo
cardamom eo, co2 and abs
clove eo, co2 and abs
chamapaca abs
cistus eo and abs
coriander eo and co2
davana eo, co2 and abs
fenugreek eo, co2 and abs
fir balsam abs
flouve eo and abs
frankincense eo, co2 and abs
frangipani abs
geranium eo and abs
galbanum eo and abs
hay abs
helichrysum abs and eo
kadam attar
jasmin sambac abs
jasminum flexile
jasmin grandiflorum abs
lawang eo
lemon eo and essence
lovage root eo and co2
mastic abs
mate abs
musk attar
myrrh eo,co2 and abs
neroli eo
night queen absolute
opoponax abs
orange blossom abs
orris root eo, co2 and abs
patchouli eo, co2 and abs
peru balsam eo and abs
rose eo ,co2 and abs
sandalwood eo, co2 and abs
siamwood eo
styrax eo and abs
tagetes eo and abs
tea green abs and co2
tuberose abs
vanilla abs
vetiver eo, co2 and abs
ylang eo and abs
tea black abs

White Cedar(Thuja orientalis) Absolute/Canada




White Cedar(Thuja orientalis) Absolute33% in 67% fractionated coconut oil/Canada

Images of Thuja orientalis

White Cedar Absolute in fractionated coconut oil is a brown liquid with sweet green, resinous-woody aroma with a punguent-spicy-camphoraceous undertone

In natural perfumery used in sacred perfumes, forest notes, green accords,fougere,
chypre, incense perfumes, men's perfumes, herbal bouquets, Russian leather


Blends well with
angelica root eo,co2 and abs
agnelica seed eo and abs
amber eo
ambari attar
allspice eo,co2 and abs
amyris oil
artemisia eo
bay leaf eo
benzoin abs
birch sweet eo
birch tar eo
calamus eo and co2
carawy eo and co2
carrot seed eo, co2 and abs
cassia bark eo,co2 and abs
cedar eo's and abs(Virginia, Atlas, Himalayan, etc)
choya nakh
choya loban
choya ral
cinnamon bark eo, co2 and abs
cistus eo and abs
citronella eo
citrus eo's and essences
clove bud eo,co2 and abs
clover sweet abs
costus eo and co2
cubeb eo
cumin eo, co2 and abs
cypress eo and abs
deertongue abs
elemi eo and abs
fennel eo and co2
eucalyptus eo's
fir needle eo and abs
frankincense eo, co2 and abs
galbanum eo, co2 and abs
guaicawood eo
juniper berry eo, co2 and abs
labdanum eo and abs
laurel leaf eo and abs
lavandin eo and abs
lavender eo, co2 and abs
mastic eo and abs
marigold abs
myrrh eo,co2 and ab
oakmoss abs
opoponax eo and abs
patchouli eo, co2 and abs
peppermint eo, co2 and abs
pine eo and abs
poplar bud abs
oregano eo and co2
rosemary eo,co2 and abs
sage eo and abs
tonka bean abs
vetiver eo, co2 and abs
sage eo,co2 and abs
spruce eo and abs
styrax eo and abs
thyme eo, co2 and abs

Jasminum flexile absolute/India



Jasminum flexile absolute/India

Images of Jasminum flexile

Jasmin flexile absolute is an amber colored liquid with a warm, elegant, sweet, spicy-fruity-floral bouquet with a soft balsamic undertone with good radiance and tenacity

In natural perfumery used in garland perfumes, high class florals, Oriental perfumes, sacred essences,amber bases

Blends well with:
amber eo
ambrette seed eo, co2 and abs
agarwood eo and co2
aglaia odorata abs
amyris eo
beeswax abs
aruacaria eo
bakul attar
balsam peru eo and abs
bakul attar
basil eo, co2 and abs
beeswax abs
benzoin abs
bergamot eo
birch sweet eo
bois de rose eo
boronia abs
broom abs
cabreuva eo
cananga eo
cardamom eo, co2 and abs
clove eo, co2 and abs
chamapaca abs
cistus eo and abs
coriander eo and co2
davana eo, co2 and abs
fenugreek eo, co2 and abs
fir balsam abs
flouve eo and abs
frankincense eo, co2 and abs
frangipani abs
geranium eo and abs
galbanum eo and abs
hay abs
helichrysum abs and eo
kadam attar
jasmin sambac abs
jasmin auriculatum abs
jasmin grandiflorum abs
lawang eo
lemon eo and essence
lovage root eo and co2
mastic abs
mate abs
musk attar
myrrh eo,co2 and abs
neroli eo
opoponax abs
orange blossom abs
orris root eo, co2 and abs
patchouli eo, co2 and abs
peru balsam eo and abs
rose eo ,co2 and abs
sandalwood eo, co2 and abs
siamwood eo
styrax eo and abs
tagetes eo and abs
tea green abs and co2
tuberose abs
vanilla abs
vetiver eo, co2 and abs
ylang eo and abs
tea black abs

Lavender(Lavandula angustifolia) Absolute/France




Lavender(Lavandula angustifolia) Absolute/France

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Lavender Absolute from France is a light green liquid displaying a soft, fresh, floral- herbacous bouquet with a honeyed-coumarinic, delicate woody-resinous undertone

In natural perfumery it is used in citrus colognes, chypres, fougeres, new mown hay, forest notes, herbal accords, literary creations, sacred perfumes, incense bouquets, amber bases, culinary perfumes, green accords

Blends well with
amber oil
ambrette seed eo, co2 and abs
anise star eo and co2
amyris eo
arnica abs
artemisia eo
atractylis abs and co2
basil eo, co2 and abs
bay leaf eo and abs
beeswax abs
birch sweet eo
blood orange eo
bergamot eo
bois de rose eo
cananga eo
cardamom eo, co2 and abs
cassieabs
celery seed eo, co2 and abs
chamomile blue eo, co2 and abs
chamomile english eo
chamomile morocco eo and ab
cistus eo and abs
clary sage eo and ab
clove bud eo, co2 and abs
clover sweet abs
costus eo and co2
cypress eo and abs
deertongue abs
eucalyptus citriodora eo
eucalyptus stagieriana
eucalyptus macarthii eo
fir needle eo and abs
flouve eo and abs
frankincense eo, co2 and abs
galbanum abs
geranium eo and abs
guiacawood eo
gurjun balsam eo
hay abs
helichrysum eo and abs
ho wood eo
ho leaf eo
hyssop eo and co2
hop eo and co2
juniperberry eo, co2 and abs
labdanum eo and abs
laurel leaf eo and abs
lavindin eo and abs
lemon eo and essence
lemon balm eo, co2 and abs
lemon verbena eo and abs
lime eo and essence
mace eo and co2
marjoram eo and co2
mastic abs
mate abs
mimosa abs
myrrh eo, co2 and abs
myrtle eo
neroli eo
oakmoss abs
opoponax abs
orange sweet eo and essence
orange bitter eo
orangeblossom abs
peppermint eo, co2 and as
pennyroyal eo
petitgrain eo's
raspberry leaf abs
rosemary eo,co2 and abs
spruce eo and abs
tarragon eo, co2 and abs
thyme eo, co2 and abs
tonka bean abs
sage eo and co2
spruce eo and abs
vanilla abs and co2
yarrow eo and co2
ylang eo and abs
wintergreen eo

Clover, Sweet(Melilotus officinalis) Absolute




Clover, Sweet(Melilotus officinalis) Absolute

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Sweet Clover Absolute is a very viscous black liquid(non pourable at room temperature but becomes a flowable liquid with gentle heat) displaying a suave, rich,fresh, sweet, courmarinic/hay bouquet with a complex green herbaceous undertone

In natural perfumery used in new mown hay, lavender cologne, pine and forest type fragrances, fougere, literary perfumes,

Blends well with:
aglaia odorata abs
amyris eo
araucaria eo
beeswax abs
bakul atttar
benzoin abs
birch sweet eo
bois de roseeo
broom abs
cabrevaeo
cardamom eo,co2 and abs
coriander eo andco2
chamomile blue eo,co2 and abs
chamomile english eo and abs
chamomile moroccan eo and abs
clary sage eo and abs
clove bud abs
copaiba balsam eo
deertongue absolute
fir balsam abs
flouve eo and abs
frankincense eo,co2 and abs
geranium eo and abs
erigeron eo
eucalyptus abs
gurjun balsam eo
guaicawood eo
hay abs
helichrysum eo and abs
henna leaf abs and co2
honey abs
hop eo and co2
ho wood eo
ho leafeo
jonquil abs
kadamba attar
lavender eo,co2 and abs
lavindin eo and abs
labdanum eo and abs
linden blossom abs and co2
mastic abs
mate abs
myrrh eo, co2 and aboakmoss ab
narcissus abs
opoponax abs
orange blossom abs
orris root eo, co2 and abs
patchouli eo, co2 and abs
peppermint abs
peru balsam eo and abs
pine needle abs
rose eo and abs
rosewood eo
spruce abs
tonka abs
tuberose absand attar
vanilla abs and co2
zdravetz eo, co2 and abs

Poplar Bud(Populus balsamifera) Absolute




Poplar Bud(Populus balsamifera) Absolute

Poplar Bud Absolute is a opaque, golden, very viscous liquid displaying a sweet, spicy(cinnamic), balsamic bouquet with a resinous(labdamum-like), coumarinic undertone with excellent tenacity

In natural perfumery used in incense perfumes, spice notes, forest accords, new mown hay, floral notes(cassie, mimosa, white ginger lily, champa, night queen)

Blends well with:
allspice eo, co2 and abs
amber eo
amberi attar
angelica root eo, co2 and ab
Anise star eo and co2
araucaria eo
artemisia eo,s
benzoin abs
birch sweet eo
birch tar eo
cabreuva eo
cade eo
cardamom eo, co2 and abs
carnation abs
cassia eo and co2
cascarilla eo
cassie abs
champa abs and attar
choya nakh
choya ral
choya loban
cinnamon bark eo, co2 and abs
cedarwoo eo and abs
cistus eo and abs
clove bud eo, co2 and abs
coriander eo and co2
costus eo and co2
cumin eo, co2 and abs
cypress eo and abs
elemi eo and abs
fir needle eo and abs
frankincense eo, co2 anda bs
galbanum eo, co2 and abs
ginger eo, co2 and abs
guaicawood eo
gurjum balsameo
hop eo and co2
juniperberry eo, co2 and abs
kewda ruh and attar
labdanum eo and abs
lovage eo and co2
mastic eo and abs
mimosa abs
myrrh eo, co2 and abs
osmanthus abs
opoponax eo and abs
patchouli eo, co2 and abs
pepper black eo, co2 and abs
peru balsam eo and abs
pine eo and abs
rosewood eo
sage clary eo and abs
sandalwood eo, co2 and abs
spikenard eo and abs
styrax eo and abs
sugandh kokila eo
tonka bean abs
tolu balsam abs
valarian eo and co2
vanilla eo,co2 and abs
vetiver eo, co2 and abs

Osmanthus(Osmanthus fragrans) Absolute




Osmanthus(Osmanthus fragrans) Absolute

Osmanthus absolute is a amber to green liquid with a complex, incredibly rich, sweet, honeyed, floral, leathery, fruity bouquet with elegant precious woods, animalic, spicy undertone.

In natural perfumery used in sacred perfumes, Oriental bouquets, tea/culinary perfumes, fruit notes, floral bases, amber accords, musk bases

Blends weel with:
agarwood eo and co2
aglaia odorata abs
all spice eo, co2 and abs
ambari attar
ambrette eo, co2 and abs
amyris eo
anise star eo and co2
angelica root eo, co2 and abs
araucaria eo
bakul attar and abs
beeswax abs
benzoin abs
bergamont eo
birch sweet eo
birch tar eo
blood orange eo
bois de rose eo
boronia abs
cabreuva eo
cade eo
cardamom eo, co2 and abs
carnation abs
carrot seed eo, co2 and abs
cassie abs
champaca abs and attar
clary sage eo and abs
clove bud eo, co2 and abs
clover sweet abs
coriander eo,co2 and abs
costus eo and co2
currant bud absolutes
davana eo,co2 and abs
elemi eo and abs
eucalyptus abs
fenugreek eo,co2 and abs
fir balsam abs
flouve eo and abs
frangipani abs
guiacawood eo
helichrysum eo and abs
henna leaf eo and co2
kadamattar
karo karounde abs
kewda ruh and attar
jasmine absolute
jonquil abs
labdanum eo and abs
licorice abs
lime eo
lemon eo
linden blossom abs
lovage root abs
mandarin eo
mimosa abs
musk black abs
narcissus abs
nagarmotha eo,co2 and abs
nutmeg abs
opoponax abs
orris root eo,co2 and abs
patchouli eo,co2 and abs
poplar bud abs
majmua attar
mastic abs
mate abs
petitgrain eo's
raspberry leaf abs
rose eo, co2 and abs
saffron abs and co2
shamama attar
seaweed abs
spikenard eo and co2
tea green abs
tea black abs
vanilla co2 and abs
vetiver eo,co2 and abs
violet leaf abs
white ginger lily abs
ylang flower eo, co2 and abs
sandalwood eo, co2 and abs
siamwood eo
tuberose abs
tonka bean abs
orange flower abs

Cardamom(Elettaria cardamomum) Absolute



Cardamom(Elettaria cardamomum) Absolute

Cardamom Absolute is a light green liquid displaying a vibrant, warm, rich, dry, powdery aromatic-spicy, aroma with a soft, sweet, balsamic-woody-floral undertone

In natural perfumery it is used in floral bases(honeysuckle, rose, tuberose, ylang, lily of the valley, orange blossom, jasmin) Oriental perfumes, chypres, spice accords, incense notes, culinary perfumes

Blends well with :
agarwood eo and co2
aglaia odorata abs
allspice eo, co2 and abs
ambrette seed eo, co2 and abs
angelica root eo, co2 and abs
ambari attar
anise star eo and co2
bergamot
carnation abs
cassia eo, co2 and abs
cassie abs
cascarilla eo
cinnamon bark eo, co2 and abs
cedarwood eo and abs
cistus eo and abs
clary sage eo and abs
clover sweet
clove eo, co2 and abs
coriander eo and co2
costus eo and co2
cumin eo, co2 and abs
fenugreek eo, co2 and abs
frankincense eo, co2 and abs
galbanum eo, co2 and abs
ginger eo, co2 and abs
jasmin absolute
labdanum eo and abs
licorice abs
lovage root eo and co2
mace eo and co2
mastic eo and abs
mimosa abs
musk black attar
myrrh eo, co2 and abs
opoponax eo and abs
orange blossom abs
patchouli eo, co2 and abs
rose eo and abs
sandalwood eo, co2 and abs
styrax eo and abs
tea black abs and co2
tea green abs and co2
vanilla abs and co2
vetiver eo, co2 and abs
pepper black eo, co2 and abs

Beeswax(Apis mellifera) Absolute




Beeswax(Apis mellifera) Absolute

Beeswax absolute, Superior is a amber colored solid waxy mass which melts easily with gentle heat. It displays a complex, sweet, floral/powdery/coumarinic bouquet with a rich, warm, waxy undertone.

In natural perfumery it is used in floral notes(rose, jasmin, mimosa, cassie, violet, orange blossom, sweet pea, honeysuckle, tuberose, violet), new mown hay, amber bases, culinary perfumes, literary perfumes

Blends well with:
amyris eo
benzoin abs
bakul attar
bois de rose eo
boronia abs
broom/genet abs
cassie abs
carnation abs
champaca abs
chamomile english eo
chamomile blue eo, co2 and abs
chamomile moroccan eo and abs
clary sage eo and abs
clove sweet abs
coriander seed eo and co2
cocoa abs
deertongue abs
fenugreek eo, co2 and abs
fir balsam abs
flouve eo and abs
frangipani abs
hay abs
helichrysum eo and abs
jasmin absolutes
jonquil abs
kadam attar
kewda ruh and attar
lavender eo, co2 and abs
lavindin eo and abs
mastic abs
mimosa abs
narcissus abs
osmanthus abs
neroli eo
orange blossom abs
orris root ee, co2 and abs
poplar bud abs
rose eo, co2 and abs
styrax eo and abs
tonka bean abs
tuberose abs
vanilla abs
vetiver eo, co2 and abs
ylang abs

Aglaia odorata Seed Absolute



Aglaia odorata Seed Absolute

Aglaia odorata absolute is a green liquid displaying a soft, sweet, green, floral,leathery, fruity bouquet with a woody/herbaceous/spicy undertone

In natural perfumery used in precious woods bases, chypre, fougere, forest notes, incense bouquets, floral notes, amber bases

Blends well with:
agarwood eo and co2
allspice eo, co2 and abs
amber eo
ambrettte seed eo, co2 and abs
angelica root eo, co2 and abs
angelica seed eo
araucaria eo
bakul attar and abs
beeswax abs
bois de rose eo
boronia abs
broom abs
calamus eo
carnation abs
cassie abs
celery seed eo, co2 and abs
chamomile blue eo, co2 and abs
chamomile english eo
chamomile morocco eo and abs
cinnamon eo, co2 and abs
clove bud eo, co2 and abs
clover sweet abs
costus eo and co2
davana eo, co2 and abs
eucalyptus abs
fir balsam abs
flouve eo and abs
frangipani abs
guaicawood eo
hay abs
helichrysum eo and abs
henna leaf co2 and abs
hop eo, co2 and ab
hyssop eo and co2
jasmin abs
jonquil abs
kadam attar
lavender eo, co2 and abs
lavindin eo and abs
lovage eo and co2
mastic abs
oleander abs
opoponax abs
osmanthus abs
orris root eo, co2 and abs
pepper black co2, eo and abs
patchouli eo,co2 and abs
rose abs and eo
seaweed abs
tuberose abs
vanilla abs and co2
violet leaf abs

Carnation Absolute(Dianthus caryophylla)



Carnation Absolute(Dianthus caryophylla)

Carnation absolute is a green viscous but pourable liquid displaying a sweet, herbaceous, honey-like bouquet with a fresh minty, floral/spicy undertone

In natural perfumery is used in floral blends(rose, lily, narcissus, jonquil, cassie, white ginger, honeysuckle), spice accords, literary perfumes, etc

Blends well with
aglaia odorata abs
allspice eo, co2 and abs
anise star eo and co2
araucaria ei
bay leaf eo and abs
basil abs
benzoin abs
birch sweet eo
bois de rose eo
cabreuva eo
cananga eo
caraway eo and co2
cardamon seed eo, co2 and abs
carrot seed eo, co2 and abs
cassie abs
catnip eo
celery seed eo, co2 and abs
champaca golden abs
cinnamon leaf eo
clary sage eo and abs
clove bud eo, co2 and abs
coriander eo and co2
fenugreek eo, co2 and abs
geranium eo and abs
jonquil abs
lawang eo
lovage root eo and co2
mace eo, co2 and abs
mastic abs
neroli eo
night queen abs
nutmeg eo, co2 and abs
opoponax abs
orange blossom abs
peppermint eo, co2 and abs
pepper black eo and co2
peru balsam eo and abe
rose eo and abs
ruh kewda ruh and attar
styrax eo and abs
tagetes eo and abs
tuberose abs
vanilla co2 and abs
ylang eo and abs
tolu balsam eo and abs
violet leaf abs
white ginger abs
wintergreen eo

Basil(Ocimum basilicum) Absolute



Basil(Ocimum basilicum) Absolute
Basil absolute is an olive green liquid displaying a deep, sweet, smooth, warm, green herbaceous, spicy bouquet with a rich balsamic undertone with fine tenacity

In natural perfumery it is used in herbal bouquets, colognes, chypres, sacred perfumes,fougere, culinary perfumes, literary creations and floral notes(violet, tea rose, lotus, orchid, jonquil, narcissus, freesia, frangipani, cassie, frangipani, champa,tuberose and mimosa)

Blends well with
amyris
anise star eo
angelica seed eo and abs
angelica root eo, co2 and abs
artemisia eo's
bergamot eo
birch sweet eo
blood orange eo
bois de rose eo
boronia abs
cananga eo
carnation abs
caraway eo
cassie abs
carrot seed eo, co2 and absolute
chamomile blue, eo, co2 and abs
chamomile english eo
chamomile morocco eo and abs
clary sage eo and abs
clove bud eo, co2 and abs
coriander seed eo
cumin seed eo, co2 and abs
dill eo and co2
elemi eo and abs
fennel eo and co2
fir balsam abs
frangipani abs
geranium eo and abs
hops eo and co2
hyssop eo and abs
jasmin absoues
lavindin eo and abs
lavender eo, co2 and abs
lime eo and essence
lemon eo and essence
lemon balm eo, co2 and abs
lovage root eo and co2
mandarin eo
mastic abs
mimosa abs
oakmoss abs
opoponax eo and abs
orange eo and essence
petitgrain eo's
rose eo and abs
seaweed abs
tagette eo and abs
tangerine eo and essnce
tarragon eo and abs
tuberose abs and attar
violet leaf abs
ylang abs
yuzu eo and abs

Labdanum, Clear(Cistus ladanifer) Absolute



Labdanum, Clear(Cistus ladanifer) Absolute
Labdanum, Clear Absolute in fractionated coconut oil is a golden plastic mass(not pourable at room temperature hence must be heated before blending with alcohol or carrier oils) with a elegant, suave, rich, sweet balsamic/resinous bouquet with a ambery/herbaceous/spicy undertone of great tenacity. As with all the absolutes in fractionated coconut oil it is totally soluble 190 proof undenatured alcohol. It is important to remember that this is considered a very high proportion of absolute to base oil. Normally 3% of a the pure absolute is added to a perfume compostion to impart its fixative qualities along with subtle dimensions of its olfactory bouquet.

*Many of the resins(but not all) which are extracted for absolutes are, at room temperature, solid plastic masses, sometimes even crystaline masses and are very difficult to use in their pure form. For this reason we offer them in dilution. We also offer them in dilution because in our small business we do not have time to heat the absolutes each time customers place small orders for them. In that connection we also feel that it is not a wise idea to heat them over again and again as it sometimes takes up to twenty minutes to get them into a liquid form.

In natural perfumery, labdanum absolute has wide application as a fine fixative and for its own distinctive bouquet. It is used in Oriental bouquets, incense perfumes, geographical and historical essences, floral notes(hyacinth, rose, champa,lilac, ylang, hawthorn, narcissus, violet) amber bases, fougere, chypre, forest notes, russian leather notes
"Labdanum absolute from concrete is used extensively in perfumery, partly as an excellent fixative, partly to introduced a rich, sweet, suave sweetness and natural undertone, which blends well with citrus colognes, lavender colognes, all kinds of Oriental bases, chypres, amber bases, pine and forest blends..."Steffen Arctander

Blends well with;
agarwood eo and co2
allspice eo, co2 and abs
angelica root eo, co2 and abs
angelica seed eo and abs
amberi attar
amyris eo
amber eo
ambrette seed eo, co2 and abs
benzoin abs
bois de rose eo
cananga eo
calamus eo and co2
carrot seed eo, co2 and abs
cedarwood eo's and abs
cassia bark eo, co2 and abs
cinnamon bark eo and co2
cascarilla eo
cassie abs
chamomile english eo
chamomile blue eo, co2 and abs
clary sage eo and abs
clove bud eo, co2 and abs
coriander eo and co2
costus root eo and co2

cypress eo and abs
deertongue abs
elecampane root eo, co2 and abs
elemi eo and abs
fir eo and abs
flouve abs
frankincense eo, co2 and abs
galbanum eo, co2 and abs
ginger root eo, co2 and abs
guaicawood eo
gurjun balsam eo
geranium eo and abs
hay abs
helichrysum eo and abs
ho wood eo
ho leaf eo
jasmine abs
juniperberry eo, co2 and abs
laurel leaf eo and abs
lavindin eo and abs
lavender eo, co2 and abs
lemon eo
lovage abs and co2
mastic eo and abs
mimosa abs
myrtle eo
myrrh eo,co2 and abs
musk black attar
oakmoss abs
opoponax eo and abs
orange bitter eo
orris root eo,co2 and abs
patchouli eo, co2 and abs
peru balsam eo and abs
poplar bud abs
rose eo and abs
rosemary eo,co2 and abs
sandalwood eo, co2 and abs
siamwood eo
tolu balsam abs
tonka bean abs
tumeric eo, co2 and abs
vanilla abs and co2
verbena lemon eo and abs
vetiver eo, co2 and abs
violet eo
ylang eo, co2 and abs

Stryax, Asian(Liquidamber orientalis) Absolute




Styrax, Asian(Liquidamber orientalis) Absolute

Asian Styrax Absolute clear pale yellow plastic solid(not pourable at room temperature hence must be heated to mix with alcohol or carrier oils)displaying a rich, sweet, balsamic/resinous bouquet with a delicate, dry, punguent-spicy undertone with good tenacity

In natural perfumery is used in incense bouquets, Oriental bases, fougere, spicy accords, amber accord, chypre floral notes(hyacinth, lilac, cassie, carnation, violet, hawthorn, magnolia, rose, apple blossom, verbena)



Blends well with

agarwood eo and co2
allspice eo, co2 and abs
ambari attar
amryris eo
angelica seed eo and abs
angelica root eo, co2 and abs
anise star eo and co2
aruacaria eo
benzoin absolute
birch sweet eo
black currant abs
bois de rose eo
boronia abs
cardamon seed eo, co2 and abs
carnation abs
cascarilla eo
cassia eo, co2 and abs
cedar eo and abs
champa golden abs
cinnamon eo, co2 and abs
cistus eo and abs
clove eo, co2 and abs
clover abs
coriander eo and co2
costus eo and co2
cumin eo, co2 and abs
cypress eo and abs
elemi eo and abs
fir eo and abs
flouve abs
frankincense eo, co2 and abs
galangal root eo
galbanum eo, co2 and abs
geranium eo and abs
guaicawood eo
gurjun balsam eo
hay absolute
helichrysum eo and abs
jasmin absolutes
jonquil abs
juniper berry eo, co2 and abs
kewda ruh and attar
labdanum eo and abs
lawang eo
lovage root eo and co2
lovage herb eo
mastic eo and abs
muhuhu eo
musk attar
myrrh eo, co2 and abs
nutmeg eo, co2 and abs
opoponax eo and abs
poplar bud abs
patchouli eo,co2 and abs
peru balsam eo and abs
pine needle eo abs
rose eo, co2 and abs
rosemary eo, co2 and abs
sandalwood eo, co2 and abs
sage clary eo and abs
siamwood eo
spikenard eo and co2
spruce eo and abs
tolu balsam eo and abs
tonka bean abs
tuberose abs
vetver ei, co2 and abs
valarian eo and co2

Mastic/Lentisque(Pistacia lenstiscus) Absolute



Mastic/Lentisque(Pistacia lenstiscus) Absolute
Mastic Absolute in fractionated coconut oil is an emerald green plastic waxy mass((not pourable at room temperature hence must be heated before blending with alcohol or carrier oils) displaying a suave, green-herbaceous, resinous bouquet with a delicate sweet balsamic/coumarinic/spicy undertone. Fine tenacity

In natural perfumery can be sued in colognes, fougere, forest notes, herbaceous accords, amber notes, incense perfumes, new mown hay, floral notes(cassie, mimosa, carnation, jonquil, narcissus, rose, sweet pea)culinary creations

Blends well with:
aglaia odorata abs
allspice eo, co2 and abs
ambrette seed eo, co2 and abs
amyris wood eo
anise star eo and co2
araucaria eo
arnica abs
aromoise eo
asafoetida abs
bay leaf eo, co2 and abs
beeswax abs
benzoin abs
bergamot eo
black currant abs
blood orange eo
bois de rose eo
boronia abs
broom abs
carnation abs
carrot seed eo, co2 and abs
cassia bark eo, co2 and abs
cassie abs
champa abs and attar
champa white leaf eo
champa white flower eo and co2
cistus eo and abs
clary sage eo and abs
coriander seed eo and co2
costus root eo and co2
cypress abs
elemi eo and abs
erigeron eo
eucalyptus abs
fir balsam abs
fir needle eo
frankincense eo, co2 and abs
galbanum eo, co2 and abs
genda attar
geranium eo and abs
guaicawood eo
gurjun balsam eo
hay abs
ho leaf and wood eo
hop eo and co2
labdanum abs and eo
lavindin eo and abs
lavender abs, eo and co2
lemon eo
lime eo
marigold eo and abs
mandarin eo
mimosa abs
nutmeg eo, co2 and abs
oakmoss abs
orange sweet eo
osmanthus abs
patchouli eo, co2 and abs
pepper black eo, co2 and abs
petitgrain eo's
thyme abs
tonka bean abs
vanilla bean co2 and abs
violet leaf abs
vetiver eo, co2 and abs
ylang eo, co2 and abs
zdravet eo

Thyme(Thymus vulgaris) in Literature



Thyme(Thymus vulgaris) in Literature\

So much have I extracted from my sprig of thyme, hovering over it bee-like, and now let me go on to say that my thyme-scented garden-posy came to me seasonably, inasmuch as it reminded me, in a sweet and supplementary way, of a little hill ramble which I had taken a day or two before, and about which there lingered in the memory a sense of fragrant garden herbs, early spring flowers, and other influences of a wilder kind. " Only lie long enough," says Hood, "and bed becomes a bed of thyme."
PAPERS OF THE Manchester Literary Club

We shall not find a fairer land afar
Than those thyme-scented hills we leave behind!
Soon the young lambs will bleat across the combes,
And breezes will bring puffs of hawthorn scent
Down Devon lanes; over the purple moors
Lavrocks will carol; and on the village greens
Around the May-pole, while the moon hangs low,
The boys and girls of England merrily swing
In country footing through the morrice dance.
Collected Poems: The flower of old Japan. .
By Alfred Noyes

Yes, we have walked together,

With buttercup dust on our shoes,
Thro' the lovely rainy weather

With nothing to win or lose,
And the wild-rose scent of the hedges,

And the wild-thyme scent of the hill,
And the fresh, damp smell of the river sedges

Are with us still.
Mandragora
By John Cowper Powys

MY SONG AND L

ALOFT, above the sea, by the tall cliff's winding path,
A flitting foot treads down the sweet wild thyme,
When its fragrant bloom runs over all the mossy rath
And tides are full and the year is in its golden prime.

No flush of pomegranate, no breath of rich musk rose,

Or reddens or perfumes these regions where
My song and I go, singing, while the keen north wind blows

And birds fly low, and the widening skies are cool and fair.

But with the fresh sea-odours floating towards us here
And wild thyme's scent, outpressed by climbing feet,

And gleam of grey wings winnowing through the sunlight clear,
Travel my song and I, in a lone world cold and sweet.
The Irish monthly, Volume 14
By Jesuits. Ireland

The road to Jeres runs through a hilly, rugged plain, as dry as a piece of pumice-stone. This desert is said to be covered. in the spring, with a rich carpet of verdure, enamelled with wild flowers; broom, lavender and thyme, scent the air with their aromatic emanations; but at the time of year when we beheld it, all traces of vegetation had disappeared.
Wanderings in Spain
By Théophile Gautier, Thomas Robert McQuoid

Proudly Bonaly's grey-browed Castle towers,
Bounded by mountains, and bedded in flowers ;
Here hangs the blue bell, and there waves the broom;
Nurtured by art, rarest garden sweets bloom.
Heather and thyme scent the breezes that dally,
Playing amang the green knolls o' Bonaly.
Poems
By James Ballantine

From the German of Tkeodor Storm

Here on the noon-hushed hillside,
The wind to rest beguiled,

The leafy twigs hang drooping;
Beneath them sits the child.

Amid the wild thyme's fragrance
She sits; the perfumed air

Is filled with insects, humming
And glistening everywhere.

How silent lies the forest!

How woodland-rapt her gaze! On her brown hair the sunshine

A tender glory lays.

Far off—the cuckoo's laughter!

I think, in still surprise, Her eyes are golden—golden,

Like the Forest-Maiden's eyes!
A hill prayer: and other poems
By Marian Warner Wildman

The Wild Thyme (Thymus serpyllum) is too well known to need description. Its fragrance is always most powerfully emitted when the summer sun shines fiercest, and as perfumes have the power of barring out heat-rays, there can be no question that this quality prevents the thyme from being completely scorched up on the dry soils where it most loves to
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SHEEP'S SCABIOUS

(Jasione montand).

grow. Moreover, its presence may be protective to other plants, which reap the benefit, during hot weather, of its thermally opaque perfume. Again, we know that this aromatic perfume attracts its flowerfrequenting insects, and the well-known "Honey of Hymettus" is said to have owed its peculiar fragrance to the wild thyme flowers whence the bees had gathered it. Anyhow, these tracts of heath or moorland dry pastures and banks—" whereon wild thyme grows"—are perfect metropolises of insect life. The air is full of their busy and varied hum. Shelley speaks of "the bees on the bells of thyme," although in reality the flowers are not bell-shaped, but lipped (labiata). Among our English poets the fragrance of this plant has long been proverbial—

"Airy downs and gentle hills,
O'er grass with thyme bespread."

Armstrong speaks of these healthy spots where

"Thyme, the loved of bees, perfumes the air."
Mountain and moor
By John Ellor Taylor

The harebell's hue, and the violet blue,
And the sweet-briar joined her fragrant bough;
And the purple heath, and a woodbine wreath,
Twined lovelily round its brow ;
And the thyme's perfume, and the yellow broom,
Spread over the ground a golden bloom,
And formed to the sight
A carpet bright,
Of richest fairy tapestry;
And there the butterfly's crimson wings

In winnowing circlets play;
And the wild bee, pirate of odours, brings

The spoils of the summer's day;
And the nightingale, lost to the midnight, sings

The sunshiny hours away;
The dragonet flutters from flower to flower,
And sips the drops of the new-fallen shower.
James Edmeston

From Elbenich we entered the Jebel el Abid, inhabited by Arabs of the same name, and in four hours reached Zardes, where we slept, keeping, however, a good watch, as the Abid have a villanous reputation for thieving, and during the night gave us more than one alerte. Zardes is a valley containing wells, and surrounded by hills, in the protruding summits of which are many crevices, wherein grow the juniper and wild thyme, whose perfume fills the air; the ground around glittering with white flowers. This country, towards evening, when a pink tinge covers it, reminded me frequently of a Scotch moor.
Wanderings in North Africa
By James Hamilton (traveller.)

Ye breezes that spring in some land unknown,
Or sleep on your clouds of the eider down,
Come over the mountain and over the dale,
More sweet than Arabia's spicy gale!
Come over the heath-flower's purple bloom,
And gather the birk's and the thyme's perfume !
For these are the sweets that bring no alloy
To dark Caledonia's mountain joy.
Songs
By James Hogg

A soft wind is always blowing, but the only merchandise it carries is wild thyme perfume and the fragrant airs that waft from meadow-lands and old-fashioned gardens full of spice pinks and cinnamon roses.
Rosemary and rue
By Martha Everts Holden

"Of all places I have ever seen on this globe there is an area of about five hundred square miles in Southern France in which I would gladly, in my next incarnation, be born a peasant. In this happy tract of the Roussillon nature has been more than kind, she has been effusive. To begin with, there is an elusive fragrance in the air, which is attributable partly to the presence of a perfumed herb with the scent of thyme, but more delicate; and partly to the pervading aroma from the woods. Next to Egypt, the aroma of which fascinates me, I love the southeast corner of France. The honey of Narbonne carries the aroma of the thyme, and the bees of Roussillon are better bees than the bees of Hybla. This is the land where the gentlemen of France have fought and loved and drained the cup of life through centuries of Romance."
The spell of France
By Caroline Atwater Mason