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Blackcurrant Bud Absolute Oil (Ribes nigrum) 100% Pure


BOTANICAL NAME: Ribes nigrum

SCENT: Blackcurrant Bud Absolute has a distinct fruity and slightly acidic and animalistic character.


PLANT PART USED:  Unopened buds


ORIGIN: France

COLOUR: Dark Green

CONSISTENCY: Can be thick and Viscous and might require gentle warming to liquify

NOTE: Base


CAUTIONS: Absolutes should be avoided during pregnancy and never ingested (taken internally) and should be kept away from children and pets. No medicinal claims are made for this product and the notes above are provided for guidance purposes only. Absolute Oils are powerful plant extracts and should be used with extreme caution. You should seek the advice of a qualified practitioner should you be in any doubt.

It is important to note that all absolutes are extremely concentrated by nature. They should not be evaluated in this state unless you are accustomed to the undiluted fragrance. For those trying Absolutes for the first time, we strongly recommend they be evaluated in dilution. Otherwise, the complexity of the fragrance – particularly the rare and exotic notes – become lost.

blackcurrant bud absolute oilRibes Nigrum from which Blackcurrant Bud Absolute Oil is obtained is extracted from the buds of the plant in late winter/early spring which are then at their most fragrant.

It is also known as Bourgeons de Cassis Absolute or just plain Cassis Absolute

It is not the same as Blackcurrant Seed oil which is a cold pressed vegetable oil used as a carrier oil or in cosmetic preparations along with vitamin E as a preservative as it has a habit of going rancid quite quickly. The bud absolute is a much rarer product made from only the burgeoning buds of the fruit.

Blackcurrant is a native to temperate parts of Central and Northern Europe and Northern Asia where it prefers a damp fertile soil and is widely cultivated both commercially and domestically. It is winter hardy but cold weather at flowering time during the spring reduces the size of the crop of berries. It grows wild in many parts of Europe, particularly France.

Traditional Uses for Blackcurrant Bud Absolute Oil:-

Mainly used in the perfume industry where its strong fruity and slightly acidic and animalistic character is much in demand

Blackcurrant Bud Absolute Oil Blends Well With:-

Bergamot, Frangipani, Jasmine, Lavender, Lime, Orange, Neroli, Lemon, Tuberose, Ylang Ylang, Osmanthus, Sandalwood, Orange Blossom


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