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Clove Bud absolute / Rich, Aromatic, Spicy, Fruity with Woody, Floral undertone / $75 oz Eugenia caryophyllata

  • Product # 1154
  • Part Distilled dried flower bud
  • Growth Method conventional
  • Origin Indonesia

They are at this period of development of a delicate pinkish hue, and there are few more delicately beautiful things than a clove tree in full bud. All the buds on a tree do not ripen at once, and thus on a tree will be found clusters of buds varying in colour from a delicate green tinged with rose, to the over-mature bud about to burst into blossom. At this latter stage, its colour is a magnificent crimson-lake hue. On the same tree will probably also be found buds which have flowered; and the calyx then assumes a still richer and deeper crimson tint, while the spiky flower, like an inverted tassel, is one of the most delicate and fragilelooking growths imaginable, being of a faint yellowish-green colour, and each spicule is tipped with a golden point.

In the neighbourhood of such a tree, the air is fragrant with the sweet aroma of the bud and flowers. A clove before it is dried is a beautiful thing, and it only attains the deep chocolate colour of the commercial spice after exposure in the sun for several days.

Zanzibar: The Island Metropolis of Eastern Africa

By Francis Barrow Pearce


Clove Bud Absolute (Eugenia caryophyllata) 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; ambergris melange, amber sweet melange; allspice eo, co2 and abs; amyris wood eo; anise star eo and co2; apple melange; apricot melange; artemisa annua; basil eo and abs; bay leaf eo; beeswax abs; benzoin eo and abs; bergamot eo; blood orange eo; bois de rose/rosewood eo; buddhawood eo and co2;  boronia abs; calamus eo and co2; caraway seed eo and co2; cardamom eo, co2 anda abs; carnation abs; cananga eo; cassie eo and co2; cinnamon bark eo, co2 and abs; champa white flower eo; champa white leaf eo; chai spice melange; champaca abs and co2; clary sage eo and abs; clover sweet eo; cypress abs; coconut co2; copaiba balsam eo; coriander seed eo and co2; cubeb eo; cyperus/nagarmotha eo; fennel eo and co2; fir balsam absolute; fengreek eo, co2 anda bs; frankincense eo, co2 and abs; galangal eo; geranium eo and abs; ginger eo, co2 and abs; gurjun balsam eo; hay abs; ho wood eo; helichrysum eo and abs; guaicawood eo; jonquile abs; lavender eo, co2 and abs; lavindin eo and abs; labdanum eo and abs; licorice abs and co2; mandarin eo;  nutmeg eo, co2 and abs; palmarosa eo; oakmoss abs; orange sweet eo; orange essence eo; patchouli eo, co2 and abs; osmanthus absolute; rose eo, co2 and absolute; saffron co2; siamwood eo; seaweed abs; sandalwood eo, co2 and absolute; spikenard eo and co2; styrax eo and abs;  tolu balsam abs; tonka bean abs; tumeric eo and co2; vanilla co2 and abs; vetiver eo, co2 and abs; ylang abs


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