22nd March at 10.05am: Hello World, Adam here with a quick progress report! First thank you of course to the many who have placed orders, most appreciated. As I type should you place an order, please note the lead time is 5 working days before we will be able to assemble your order. This Sunday by 3pm Italy time I am going to release my Onycha Shells co-distilled in 33 year AGED Mysore sandalwood for sale. 10ml price is 350 Euros due to age of the sandalwood used. Also, if you are shopping around for Jasmine Absolute, Violet Absolute or Rose Absolute Turkish, my current batches are exceptionally beautiful – zero gassy aspects in the top, incredible body, excellent development and just so blissfully perfect from start to finish. For those musing on larger weights I can offer my Turkish Rose Absolute (batch TRSGAA01) at 2450 Euros plus vat per kilo and can offer this for 2300 Euros per kilo on a 3 kilo buy – 6900 euros plus vat. I will write again on Sunday afternoon. Thanks, Adam : )
APRIL NEW RELEASES: Across April, we will be releasing, Artisan Indian Sandalwood, produced last year from logs estimated at 90 years of age. Azerbaijani Rose Otto, Persian Otto Royal, Georgian Musk Otto, Verbena Absolute, Patchouli Classics Absolute, Patchouli 8 Year Aged Absolute, Aged Wild Borneo Oud, Onycha shells co-distilled with 33 year AGED Mysore Indian sandalwood (so distilled 1990), Kenyan Rose Geranium E.O, Indian Ambrette, NEW SEASON Green Bergamot E.O, Blood Orange E.O, Orange Bitter FCF E.O.
Adam Michael has this to say “The aroma is sweet and creamy balsamic. Produced from the crude via steam distillation, of a pourable viscosity and can be considered as a good fixative”.
Mark Evans has this to say “Gentle, sweet, woody, balsamic and a little peppery, copaiba oil is produced by dry-distillation under vacuum from the oleoresin. Copaiba trees are mainly found in South America, particularly Brazil. The oleoresin is sustainably harvested by drilling holes in the trunks. A single tree can provide 40 litres of copaiba oleoresin a year. Although its gentleness has hampered its widespread use in perfumery, the essential oil is still useful as a modifier and blender to help transition between different phases of a perfume composition.”
Arctander has this to say “Copaiba Oil finds some use in perfumery, but its fixative value is negligible and its contribution to the overall odor of a fragrance is questionable. Its main use is that of a blender modifier. It blends well with cananga, ylang-ylang, heliotropine, hydroxyl-citronellal, isoeugenol, vanillin, iononesand methylionones, sandalwood oil, amylcinnamic aldehyde, etc. The oil is used in pine fragrances, woody bases, violet perfumes, spice fragrances etc, and its low cost and good availability makes it popular for some of these purposes.”
Aleksey P (verified owner) –
I was extremely surprised to see no reviews about this oil. Although I have great respect for Arctander, I strongly disagree with his opinion about the low value of copaiba oil in perfumery. In addition to the function of smoothing the aroma, this oil brings a very colorful creamy-woody nuance to the composition. Its universal qualities – copaiba goes well with any flavors, makes this oil are indispensable in natural perfumery. And I love to use it in meditation blends, as copaiba has a very relaxing, soothing effect.