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Basil absolute / Green, Herbaceous, Spicy w/ Balsamic undertone / $35 oz Ocimum basilicum

  • Product # 1105
  • Part Distilled aerial parts
  • Growth Method conventional
  • Origin Egypt

 
Basil is beloved of the poets, and the story of Isabella and the Basil-pot keeps the plant in memory, where it is itself never, or very rarely,

 

seen. Theopening lines of Drayton's pretty poem beginning with Claia's speech:—
Here damask roses, white and red,
Out of my lap first take I—

are well known, and it is a pity that the whole of it is not oftener quoted. Two maidens make rival chaplets, and then examine the store of simples just gathered by a hermit. Claia chooses her flowers for beauty, Lelipa hers for scent, and Clarinax, the hermit, plucks his for their " virtue" in medicine. Lelipa says:—
A chaplet, me, of herbs I'll make,
Than which, though yours be braver,
Yet this of mine, I'll undertake,
Shall not be short in favour.
With Basil then I will begin,
Whose scent is wondrous pleasing.

The Book of Herbs By Rosalind Northcote

 

 

Basil, Sweet,  linalool-rich absolute (Ocimum basilicum ct linallol) 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,  literary creations and floral notes(violet, tea rose, lotus, orchid, jonquil, narcissus, freesia, frangipani, cassie, frangipani, champa,tuberose and mimosa)

Blends well with  african bluegrass eo; apple melange; apricot melange; anise seed eo and co2; anise star eo and co2; angelica seed eo; artemisia annua eo; bergamot eo; birch sweet eo; orange blood eo; bois de rose eo; buchhu eo; cajuput eo; caraway eo and co2; cananga eo;  carrot seed eo, co2 and abs; cassie abs; chamomile roman/english eo; cinnamon bark eo, co2 and abs; cassis co2 and eo; clary sage eo and abs; currant black abs; coriander seed eo and co2; citronella eo; clove bud eo, co2 and abs; cumin eo and co2; dill seed eo; erigeron eo; geranium eo and abs; davana eo and co2; galbanum eo, co2 and abs; grapefruit eo; hops co2; hyssop eo; lavender eo, co2 and abs; lime eo; lawang eo; lavandin eo and abs; marigold eo and abs; mandarin eo; mimosa abs; oakmoss abs; mugwort eo; myrtle eo; petitgrain eo; palo santo eo;  peppermint eo, co2 and abs; poplar bud abs; sage eo; seaweed abs; tagetes eo and abs; tuberose abs; violet leaf abs; ylang eo and abs
 

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