- What went wrong? Review by SailingSouth
Given the previous reviews, the sample I received must have come from a bad batch because there is absolutely no scent of carnation in it. There is a very slight hint of the vanilla someone else mentioned, but predominantly there is a very unpleasant chemical smell.
Notes from the oil room at EB: Carnation Absolute will never smell like the fresh flowers. It is often adulterated with Clove or Cinnamon to impart the spicy note that people expect. True Carnation Absolute is very green, herbaceous with a warm honey note. It is customary to dilute highly concentrated absolutes in alcohol or a carrier oil in order to fully perceive the fragrance, which then opens up beautifully and has a delicate aroma upon dry down. - JMF (Posted on 12/8/13)
- Floral, green, vanilla like Review by BShea
- Although it is often described as spicy and clove like, what I have smells more vanilla like than clove like. It is a green(in color as well as scent), powdery, floral at first but dries down to a vanilla/balsamic floral. A note not often used in modern natural perfumery, I use it quite a bit. Blends with so many different things. I recommend this as part of a perfumers pallette. (Posted on 7/3/13)
- I love this oil! Review by Kyara
- The actual carnation flower smells like cloves as it is often described, but to me, the absolute is more about the fresh green note at the top. This one has a beautiful green note against a spicy sweetness. Carnation Absolute is one of my favorites to brighten up a scent. (Posted on 2/14/13)