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Vetiver absolute / Rich, Precious Woods, Mossy, Rooty, Balsamic / $60 oz Vetiveria ziazaniodes

  • Product # 1572
  • Part Distilled roots
  • Origin Indonesia

We started the day with breakfast at home before school.  In the summer we would go home after school finished, have lunch, and take a nap in the bedroom using a khus tatti to cool the room.  Only the young kids took naps.  The adults and older children worked or occupied themselves in some way.  The khus(vetiver) tatti was a mat made of roots and fibers of some kind which would hang like a curtain in the door way and fit tightly inside the doorway leading from the bedroom to the verandah.  A slow drip of water would drip on to the tatti and the evaporating water would cool the room.  The principle of the khus tatti is similar to the principle of the "swamp coolers" in Phoenix, AZ, but they smelt incredibly much better!

A “punkah wallah” (Hindi punkah = fan) would pull the "fan" in the bedroom if there was no electricity, and if there was electricity we used a ceiling fan.  The punkah walla would lie in the hot verandah and pull on a rope, which would pass through a hole in the wall and move a thick carpet like piece of cloth suspended from the ceiling, which would then cause a slight breeze on the sleeping child in the bedroom.  I still remember with great nostalgia the wonderful smell of wet cool roots in the heat of the bedroom. 

Vetiver Absolute is a dark amber colored viscous liquid(gently heating required to make easily pourable) a lovely, rich, deep, earthy, mossy rooty bouquet with a dry, precious woods undertone of outstanding tenacity.

In natural perfumery it is used in high class florals (fixative), sacred perfumes, chypre, fougere, incense bouquets, precious woods notes, forest bouquets, culinary perfumes.

Blends well with agarwood eo and co2; allspice berry eo, co2 and abs; ambrette seed eo, co2 and abs; amyris eo; angelica seed eo; angelica root eo, co2 and abs; beeswax abs; benzoin abs; bergamot eo; bois de rose eo; cananga eo; carnation abs; cassia eo and co2; cinnamon bark eo, co2 and abs; cistus eo and abs; clary   sage eo and abs; cassie abs; clove bud eo, co2 and abs, coriander eo and co2; costus root eo and abs; fir balsam abs; frankincense eo, co2 and abs; genet abs; ginger root eo, co2 and abs; guiacawood eo;  gurjun balsam eo; ho wood eo; juniper berry eo, co2 and abs; labdanum eo and abs; lavender eo, co2 and abs; lavandin eo and ab; mimosa abs; myrrh eo, co2 and abs; patchouli eo, co2 and abs; oakmoss abs; opoponax eo and abs; orange flower abs; orris root eo, co2 and abs; pepper eo, co2 and abs; sandalwood eo, co2 and abs; tonka bean absolute. vanilla abs; violet leaf absolute


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