Osmanthus Absolute

Osmanthus fragrans Lour.

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Our luscious and very special Osmanthus Absolute has a soft yet very concentrated aroma, so don't let a whiff straight from the bottle fool you! On a fragrance tester strip, its intense, incredibly rich, sweet, fruity-floral aroma has honeyed apricot and dried fruit nuances with light spicy notes of Black Pepper

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Selected size SKU:748-015 - Osmanthus Absolute 15 ml (1/2 oz)

1 ml ( 1/30 oz )
$17.50
2 ml ( 1/15 oz )
$34.75
5 ml ( 1/6 oz )
$74.50
15 ml ( 1/2 oz )
$185.75
30 ml ( 1 oz )
$335.75
59.14 ml ( 2 oz )
$613.00
118.29 ml ( 4 oz )
$1,126.00
$17.50
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Product Overview

Our luscious and very special Osmanthus Absolute has a soft yet very concentrated aroma, so don't let a whiff straight from the bottle fool you! On a fragrance tester strip, its intense, incredibly rich, sweet, fruity-floral aroma has honeyed apricot and dried fruit nuances with light spicy notes of Black Pepper and faint animalic/leather undertones. There are also soft green and subtle precious wood notes and some slightly waxy characteristics in this complex and delightful oil, all aromatic aspects of which are perfectly balanced from first smell through to its long, luxurious dry down.

The genus Osmanthus is in the same botanical family – Oleaceae – as Jasmine and Lilac[1]; this species, O. fragrans, is an evergreen shrub[2] native to eastern Asia. The yield of Osmanthus absolute is only about one kilo per 1,000 kilos of flowers harvested in September/October,[3] another, older source states three times as many flowers yield one kilo,[4] the difference in weight of flowers required is more than likely due to seasonal changes, time of harvest, etc. – this, plus the expense of labor involved in hand harvesting contributes to the comparably high cost for this precious aromatic oil.

1 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, pp. 499-500.

2 Rhind, Jennifer Peace. Essential Oils - A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice, 2nd ed., 2012, p. 250.

3 Naturals Compendium, International Flavors & Fragrances, 2009, p. 116.

4 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, pp. 499-500.

5 Lawless, Alec. Artisan Perfumery or Being Led by the Nose, 2009, p. 74.

6 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 378.

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Customer Reviews

Very exotic

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Just received the sample today. At first whiff, it smelled like musky prune with the usual solvent residual. I smeared a bit on my fingers and waited it out while joking with my mom about how weird this smelled. But sure enough, in 3 minutes, when the solvents evaporated, the green tones of flowery fragrance started to make itself known. This is not for everyone but I think will be a very exotic note to add to my perfume blend.

Review by Skye 1/14/2018

AMAZING!!

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I bought a tiny sample of this to try to recreate a limited edition oil blend that also included lime, bergamot, and frankincense. The instant I popped the top off the bottle, I was in love! The first whiff was very fruity, like apricots, and then it settled into a warm leathery smell that transported me back to the interiors of my late grandfather's antique cars. Incredible!! And the blend that I put it into is dreamy as well...I may be getting more of this in the near future!!

Review by Anna B 11/18/2017

NOPE, not for me

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Smells like rubber and plastic and chemicals. I diluted it heavily in Perfumers Alcohol and it smells like something i need to get away from. Out of all my samples this was one that i wish i hadn't even ordered but hey won't know till you try. Just isn't for me. yuck, sorry.

Review by Amanda 6/10/2017

Very nice, much like the description!

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Definitely has an intense apricot smell, with something unique and unusual underneath I'm still having a hard time placing. Tea / leather? It's lovely - very happy with my tiny sample and looking forward to trying this in different ways!

Review by CK 2/14/2017

Incomparable

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I've been waiting a good while to review this absolute as I don't have adequate words, but here goes--no other sample I've ordered has made my head tilt back involuntarily, as I emit an ecstatic, "Ahhhhhhhh!" It is THE perfect, singularly comforting fragrance. So, SO lovely! Rich fuzzy apricot, warm sweet tea, and "baby shoe," to be precise (that adorable suede smell I couldn't get enough of as a new mom...) There is also an acutely nostalgic facet that I can't quite place, except to say it resides at the heart of an elementary classroom: somewhere between crayon, construction paper, Play Doh, and fingerpaint. Whatever it is, it is 100% sublime, and HAPPY. In fact, this is the sample that has made friends break into the biggest grins. I am saving up for this one. The samples I've ordered have gone a looooong way in brightening my days!

Review by Rebecca 8/26/2016

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