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

Rich and Beautiful

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As a wild mushroom picker, I learned to identify the best golden chanterelle mushrooms by their distinctive rich sweet apricot-like scent. More than apricots, or anything else I have ever smelled, pure osmanthus is that scent. The scent is so similar I am convinced they must contain some of the same compounds. I am also convinced it is one of the most beautiful scents I know.

Review by Jenn 4/8/2014

Smells like pickled apricots

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This is a surprise indeed. It smells nothing like the real osmanthus flower, but still interesting. I agree with one of the reviewer, it has a strong apricot tartness, inlaid with oolong tea and leather beneath.

Review by Lil 3/21/2014

delicious

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Love the rounded floral fruity smell of this extract. Definitely adding this to my shopping list.

Review by Liz 3/21/2013

I'm in love again...

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I've had a perfume in my head for many, many, years and of course, its elusiveness never to be found at retail counters. Starting point...osmanthus, champaca, oakmoss, palmarosa, orange blossom, cocoa, and agarwood. I love perfume again! Thanks EB.

Review by Ascent 3/12/2013

WOW!

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WOW! I love this stuff! So sexy! It's like fresh apricots covered in flowers and strawberry jam on top of leather. Gorgeous stuff. In blends I feel like this could go either deep and rich or fresh & fruity, depending on what it was blended with. I actually had a sample a long time ago which I used in a blend I made called Black Cat, along with civit, patchouly, cacao, jasmine, and blood orange along with other things. It is a mobile liquid that is a clear greenish-brown color. I have to cough up the bucks and get me some of this stuff!

Review by BShea 3/1/2013

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