Profiles – Absolutes

 

Tuberose Absolute Profile

by Geoff Lyth

For over 100 years, tuberose was one of the most expensive natural flower materials available to the perfumer, and was quite literally, worth its weight in gold. This was due to the excruciatingly slow and laborious method of obtaining tuberose oil known as ‘cold enfleurage’. This method is far too time consuming for our modern world, so thanks to improvements in extraction techniques and cultivation, the price of tuberose absolute is now much more affordable than the oil originally obtained by enfleurage. Read more…

Article by Geoff Lyth | Profiles - Absolutes | Tags: , , , | Monday, November 4th, 2013 - 2:26

Jasmine Sambac Absolute Profile

by Geoff Lyth

Jasmine sambac absolute is extracted from the beautifully fragrant flowers of Jasminum sambac, and the aroma of this oil is both mysterious and alluring in equal measures. It is a typical example of a fragrance that must be experienced rather than described, and could perhaps be described as jasmine ‘plus’.
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Article by Geoff Lyth | Profiles - Absolutes | Tags: , , , | Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 - 12:24