oakmoss

Oakmoss Absolute Oil (Evernia prunastri) 100% Pure

£18.00

BOTANICAL NAME: Evernia prunastri

SCENT: Oakmoss has a distinct and complex odour and can be described as woody, sharp and slightly sweet. Moss growing on Pines and Firs is Evernia furfuracea, a different species, generally called Treemoss, and has a pronounced turpentine odour that is valued in certain perfume compositions.

STRENGTH OF AROMA: Medium

PLANT PART USED:  Lichen

EXTRACTION METHOD: Food Grade Solvent

ORIGIN: France

COLOUR: Dark Brown

CONSISTENCY: Thick and Viscous

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.

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Oakmoss Absolute Oil is obtained from the lichens of the Evernia prunastri plant.

It grows in mountainous areas throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere. The pale greenish gray thallus, 3 to 8 cm (1.2 to 3 inches) long, is palmately branched, ending in pointed tips. The upper surface is green and warty with pale gray reproductive bodies (soredia). The undersurface is whitish with a faint netlike pattern. A less common species (E. furfuracea), having similar properties, is often included under the same common name, which is a translation of the French Mousse de Chêne.

Traditional Uses for Oakmoss Absolute Oil:-

Primarily used for perfumes and incense, this absolute is favoured for use in men’s products such as colognes and after shave.

The moss is commercially harvested in countries of South-Central Europe and usually exported to the Grasse region of France where its fragrant compounds are extracted as absolutes and other extracts. These raw materials are often used as perfume fixatives and form the base notes of many fragrances. They are also key components of Fougère and Chypre class perfumes.

Oakmoss Absolute Oil Blends Well With:-

The absolute blends very well with Patchouli, Clary Sage, Clove, Vetiver, Pine, Cypress, Galbanum, Cedar and Labdanum

History of Oakmoss:-

Oakmoss was used in perfumery as early as the 16th century. Baskets filled with it have been found in the ancient royal tombs of Egypt, but whether it was intended for perfume or for food is not known.

ml

10ml