Steam distilled from the wood of the Dominican Republic-grown amyris tree. Often referred to as bois chandelle locally or “West Indian Sandalwood”, the wood’s reputation for burning brightly and for long periods due to its high oil content has lead to its common use as a torch.
Orange Blossom Oil, known as Neroli, named after a princess of Nerola in Italy who wore it as a perfume, is distilled from flowers of the Bitter Orange Tree, Citrus aurantium. Unlike many other steam distilled essential oils, the oil from the orange blossom flower, when properly distilled, has a very similar aroma to the... Read more »
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Bois de Rose Terpeneless is isolated from the oil of Aniba rosaeodora, or the Rosewood tree, native to tropical South America. This natural linalool lacks the chemical’s typical metallic note, instead expressing Bois de Rose’s woodiness with accents of smoke and spice. In natural fragrances, Bois de Rose Terpeneless makes for an excellent linalool substitute... Read more »
Fir Needle Oil Siberian is steam distilled from the leaves and twigs of the Siberian Fir, which grows across the boreal forests of Europe and Asia. Its aroma is strikingly like that of the tree with a bracing medicinal topnote and a deep greenness that works well in holiday themed fragrances, notably candles. It can... Read more »
Petitgrain Oil is steam distilled from the leaves and twigs of the bitter orange tree, primarily in Paraguay. In fragrances its fresh, floral, and bitter aroma provides a green note that lasts from the top note into the drydown. Petitgrain’s trace pyrazines create a freshening and lifting effect in flavors, especially black currant, blueberry, and... Read more »
Litsea Cubeba Oil is steam distilled from the small, peppercorn-like fruits of the Chinese May Chang tree. The oil’s sweet lemony aroma is similar to that of Lemongrass with the major difference being Litsea’s absence of a green, grassy note. This well-defined character blends very well with citruses and herbal oils and is economical enough... Read more »