Oakmoss Absolute

Evernia prunastri L.

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Our very fine Oakmoss Absolute has dry, earthy, bark and pine-like top notes over smooth, rich notes of moss, wood, decaying leaf, fungus, lichen, and damp earth notes. The aroma is deep, mysterious, and evocative. As one customer review states, our Oakmoss Absolute conveys the aroma of a faerie wood –

Size

Selected size SKU:675-015 - Oakmoss Absolute 15 grams

2 grams ( 1/14 oz )
$12.75
5 grams ( 3/17 oz )
$24.00
15 grams ( 1/2 oz. )
$57.00
50 grams ( 1 3/4 oz )
$151.00
100 grams ( 3 8/17 oz )
$269.75
200 grams ( 7.055 oz )
$483.25
500 grams ( 17.63 oz )
$1,061.50
$12.75
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Product Overview

Our very fine Oakmoss Absolute has dry, earthy, bark and pine-like top notes over smooth, rich notes of moss, wood, decaying leaf, fungus, lichen, and damp earth notes. The aroma is deep, mysterious, and evocative. As one customer review states, our Oakmoss Absolute conveys the aroma of a faerie wood – an apt phrase to describe the mysterious menagerie of notes that lend body, naturalness and tenacious fixative value to almost all types of base note accords in perfumery.

Until recently, Oakmoss Absolutes have contained potential allergens with a high risk of skin sensitization; ours is extracted in France, contains a low percentage of atranol (a known contact allergen) and meets international standards. Most Oakmoss extracts are now currently restricted for use by the IFRA – the International Fragrance Association – but ours is IFRA-compliant; see IFRA conformity certificate in the Documentation section above. The absolute is solvent and alcohol extracted from Evernia prunastri, a lichen that grows on mostly oak trees.[1]

1 Rhind, Jennifer Peace. Fragrance and Wellbeing, 2014, p. 273.

2 Industry communication.

3 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 448.

4 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 368.

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Customer Reviews

Love this oak moss!

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Love this scent! Made my husband deodorant with this, vetiver, and a few others and it smells divine! Johnathan, you must have gotten a bad batch or something! This is the BEST I have found and I have tried many companies!

Review by Amber 8/1/2014

"IRFA Compliant" kills another one.

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I spent months and several thousand dollars formulating a unique signature scent for myself, and when I was finished I ended up with something awesome. So good that I was literally dragged to market by those who smelled it. I bought this to make a large batch for that purpose, and found that the batch end result was garbage, smelling nothing like intended. It took me several days of reverse engineering to determine what went wrong. It's this oakmoss, which is "IRFA compliant". It makes the end result smell just as bland and boring as synthetic oakmoss from the very same companies that make up the IRFA. I am very disappointed, and this has been a costly lesson. To the nose, it smells very similar to what I used to formulate the cologne (natural REAL oakmoss absolute), but it's not. Beware, unless you have formulated with this or have tested it in your formula. That atranol they remove to make it "IRFA compliant" makes a big difference.

Review by Johnathan 6/3/2014

the best earthy oil ever

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I am a fan of earthy/ green type scents....this thick paste oil has the essence of earth with all its dark nourishing aspects. I'd recommend it to any fan of the earth family of fragrances......10 stars

Review by Michael 4/3/2013

Earthy!

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Oakmoss is the most earthly smelling thing on earth except earth itself..great for connecting to the inner self :)

Review by CU 3/27/2013

Very concentrated absolute

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This absolute has the consistency of a very sticky paste. I have to use a needle to transfer it into my blends and it takes a few hours for it to dissolve into the solution at room temperature. I really like the smokey oak smell.

Review by Chris 2/16/2013

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