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Patchouli(Amber)Absolute / Herbaceous. Precious Woods, Fruity w/ Balsamic undertone / $100 oz Pogostemon cablin

  • Product # 1077
  • Part Distilled aerial parts
  • Growth Method conventional
  • Origin Indonesia


Patchouli, another Eastern plant, is said to have been introduced into Europe in the following manner: It was observed by the purchasers and sellers in Paris of Indian shawls that they possessed a peculiar fragrance. It was useless to attempt to pass off home-spun goods for the genuine article: however admirable was the imitation, the fraud was immediately detected by the absence of the true smell. At last the haberdashers discovered the secret; the scent was owing to patchouli, and the plant which was then first imported to aid the deceptions of trade, soon became a fashionable perfume.
The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 42

Patchouli absolute is extracted from the dried, slightly fermented leaves of the herb Pogostemon cablin. It is a dark green viscous liquid displaying a delicate, rich, sweet herbaceous/fruity bouquet with none of the musty notes often found in distilled oils that have been improperly distilled or the leaves improperly cured. The undertone is sweet/woody balsamic with an delicate licorice note.

In natural perfumery it finds extensive use especially in Oriental bases, woody bases, fougeres, chypres, etc., and resinous accords.

Blends well with agarwood eo and co2; allspice eo and co2; agalia abs; amber melange; ambergris melange; ambrette seed eo, co2 and abs; angelica root abs and eo; amyris eo; buddhawood eo and co2; cabreuva eo; cade eo; choya loban; choya nakh; choya ral; clove sweet abs; cedarwood eo and abs; cardamon eo and co2; cinnamon bark eo, co2 and abs; coffee eo, co2 and abs; cocoa co2 and abs; copal bark co2; costus eo and co2; cypriol eo and co2; fenugreek eo, co2 and abs; henna co2; henna saffron melange; hay abs; hinoki eo; hiba eo; jasmine abs and ruh; jonquille abs; labdanum eo and abs; licorice abs and co2; linden blossom abs; massoia bark eo and co2; lotus abs; myrrh eo, co2 and abs; mushroom/cepes abs; narcissus abs; orris root eo, co2 and abs; neroli eo; orange blossom abs; osmanthus abs; opoponax eo and abs; oakmoss abs; poplar bud abs; rose eo, co2 and abs; sage clary abs and eo; sandalwood eo, co2 and abs; siamwood eo; spikenard eo and co2; styrax eo and abs; tuberose abs; vanilla abs; vetiver eo, co2 and abs; tonka bean abs; ylang abs and eo

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