Extrait: Oakmoss Absolute
Production: Solvent extraction from dried lichen evernia prunastri collected from the bark of oak trees.
Use in Perfumery: For richness, complexity, fixation and its earthy woody scent with hints of musk and smoked amber. Hugely important due to its unique odour profile and especially used for Chypre and Fougere compositions but it blends beautifully with most oils.
Safety: Do not exceed 0.1% in final blend.
Comment: Imported by the ancient Egyptians from the Greeks and used to leaven and flavour bread. A victim of modern sensibility and Euro legislation despite the centuries of use as a highly valued perfume ingredient. If you are a Chypre fan you can bolster a low dose of oakmoss absolute with tobacco leaf absolute and any or all of the following:- labdanum, clary sage absolute, thyme absolute, blackcurrant bud absolute, violet leaf absolute, seaweed absolute, linden blossom absolute and mint absolute. Dead butch.
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