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Lovage Root absolute / Heavy, Musky, Rooty, Spicy, Earthy / $150 oz Levisticum officinale

  • Product # 1562
  • Part Distilled root
  • Process solvent extraction
  • Origin France


"This herbe for hys sweete savoure is used in bathe."— Henry Dethicke, The Gardener's Labyrinth, 1577.

Lovage was one of the herbs introduced by the Romans, and until the middle of the last century it was always grown in English herb gardens. It has such a quaint, old-fashioned name that one regrets its exclusion from the modern herb garden. One old writer tells us, it " joyeth to growe by wayes and under the eaves of a house, it prospers in shadowy places and loves running water." Lovage grows wild on the sea-coasts in parts of Scotland and Northumberland. Parkinson says of it: "The whole plant and every part of it smelleth somewhat strongly and aromatically and of a hot, sharpe, biting taste. The Germans and other Nations in times past used both the roote and seede instead of Pepper to season their meates and brothes and found them as comfortable and warming."


A Garden of Herbs

By Eleanour Sinclair Rohde


Lovage Root absolute is a dark amber colored liquid displaying a rich, complex, heavy, earthy, rooty, spicy bouquet with a musky, woody undertone.

In natural perfumery it is used in earth accords, forest notes, Oriental bouquets, high class florals, spice accords, incense bouquets

Blends well with agarwood eo and co2; amber sweet melange; ambergris melange; ambrette seed eo, co2 and abs; star anise eo and co2; basil eo and abs; bay leaf eo; birch tar eo; black currant abs; cade eo; calendula abs; cananga eo; cardamom eo, co2 and abs; cassia eo and co2; cassie abs; carnation abs; cedarwood eo and abs; champaca abs; cinnamon bark eo, co2 and abs; cistus eo and abs;  clove bud eo, co2 and abs; coriander eo and co2; cypress abs and eo; davana eo and abs; eagel wood eo; buddhawood eo; elemi eo and abs; elderflower abs; eucalyptus abs; erigeron eo; fenugreek eo, co2 and abs; fir balsam abs;  frankincense eo, co2 and abs; hay abs; galbanum eo, co2 and abs; gardenia tiare abs; galangal eo; gentian abs; ginger eo, co2 and abs; licorice co2 and abs; hop eo and co2; hyssop eo; hinoki eo; hiba eo; juniperberry eo, co2 and abs; labdanum eo and abs; liatrix abs; lavender abs; lavindin abs; leaher melange; masatic eo and abs; mate abs; musk melange nutmeg eo and abs; opoponax eo and abs; oakmoss abs; myrrh eo, co2 and abs; narcissus abs; onquil abs; palo santo eo; pepper black eo and co2; pine absolute;  poplar bud eo and abs; osmanthus abs; saffron abs; sage clary eo and abs; shiso eo; spruce abs; spikenard eo; styrax abs;  tagetes abs; tarragon eo and abs; tonka bean abs; tuberose abs; turmeric eo, co2 and abs; vetiver eo, co2 and abs; violet leaf abs; zdravetz eo



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