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

I'll be ordering more!

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I got the tiny sample of osmanthus with my inaugural order from Eden, and now I'm sad I didn't order more. With my 6 drops of absolute, I diluted it with 3ml. of jojoba, and the fragrance carried through beautifully, and I'm sure I could dilute it further with equally satisfying results. (I also accidentally spilled a tiny bit on myself upon opening the vial. I smell INCREDIBLE.)

Review by Crystal 3/15/2016

from heaven

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Out of all the samples I tried - this is the one that captured and held me fast. I ordered 1/4 oz and have been patiently building fragrances along with some of my other absolutes, CO2's and essential oils. It is a mesmerizing base note. I just don't have adequate words to describe how pleased I am with the osmanthus absolute! Will be certain that at least one of my blends is predominately osmanthus. Blends beautifully with Eden Botanical's Jasmine Egypt.

Review by Reborn 2/25/2016

Go-to Osmanthus

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Exactly what I was expecting--a gorgeous, multi-faceted osmanthus absolute that is pourable and easy to work with. Very complex scent profile. I detect tea notes, apricots, and a bit of suede. Highly recommended.

Review by Pith Fragrances 1/19/2016

Apricots, tea and leather

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I was surprised at the thickness and viscosity of this oil. I diluted it with some apricot kernel oil and applied a few drops to test and WHAM! Like the other reviewers said, this totally smells of apricots, leather and tea. A really unique and mesmerizing fragrance.

Review by Pam 8/10/2015

Love!

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After visiting Japan and smelling Osmanthus F. in person I decided to research if an essential oil was available. Although the oil doesn't smell the same as the fresh flower (which is intoxicating), it is an equally seductive scent. This is my favorite oil from Eden, and probably top 3 favorite of all essential oils. Rich apricot and leather with a gentle sweetness. You have to smell it more than once to really pick up on all the notes.

Review by Emma 2/7/2015

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