Botanical Name: Evernia prunastri L.
Country of Origin: France
Cultivation: Organic, IFRA-compliant (Low Atranol)
Extraction Method: Solvent Extraction (Hexane-free)
Odor Grade: Excellent odor profile. Suitable for fine perfumery
Plant Part: Lichen
Perfume Note: Base Note, Fixative
Aroma Family: Earthy, Mossy
Odor Profile: Dry, earthy, mossy, damp earth-like aroma with excellent tenacity
Oakmoss Absolute displays intense, mossy base notes reminiscent of a walk deep in a forest containing ferns, damp soil, moss, fungus & decaying leaves. It has an earthy yet green aroma that is deep & tenacious, lasting for months on a test strip. This Oakmoss is IFRA-compliant, which means it has had some of the atranol removed (it contains less than 100 parts per million) to reduce the possibility of adverse skin reactions. It is derived from hexane-free extraction of a lichen that grows predominantly on the bark of oak trees.
This absolute is imported from France and is used to give longevity & fixative effects to perfume compositions. Oakmoss is one of the main components in the Chypre perfume genre along with a citrus top note, Labdanum and Patchouli. To make your own Chypre fragrance, start with this simple accord and adjust according to your taste. You can add whatever florals you desire to fill out the heart:
3 parts Bergamot
2 parts Patchouli
2 parts Labdanum
1 part Oakmoss Absolute
This is a concentrated raw material intended for use in professional perfumery. This product must be diluted before being applied to skin. Absolutes are intended for use in perfumery only & are not suitable for Aromatherapy use.
Some well known perfumes that feature Oakmoss are:
- Mitsouko (Guerlain)
- Pour Monsieur (Chanel)
- Le Chypre (Coty)
- Fougere Royale (Houbigant)
NOTE: This is a RAW MATERIAL to be used by professional perfumers who have experience working with concentrated aroma materials and understand the safety involved with handling such materials. This item is NOT a finished perfume, fragrance oil or body oil. It is an extremely concentrated raw material and must be diluted appropriately before use on skin. All sales of raw materials offered in the Perfumer's Organ are final. Returns cannot be accepted once product is opened and safety seal has been broken. Please purchase a small sample size of this material for evaluation before making a larger purchase. Vials of raw materials are filled using either a calibrated volumetric pipette or a scale if item is sold by weight. Although your vial may not be filled to the top, you are receiving the exact amount of product that you ordered.
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