3 reviews for Eucalyptus Absolute 50%
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Adam Michael has this to say “I first introduced eucalyptus absolute in October 2015. And now as I write, it is the 7th January 2020 and I finally have a direct source for the material.
This is probably one of the most underrated naturals in existence, a stunningly seductive Mediterranean scrub beauty that really dazzles and surprises. And this is little to nothing like smelling the essential oil, it is light years superior.
From the top the aroma profile is pungent blackcurrant bud fruity and this powerful note has a tinge of something that makes me think of medicinal blackcurrant flavoured throat soothing candies, along with the taste of Ribena. This aroma is supported by a joyous dose of fir balsam, juniper berries (more absolute orientated) and cistus balsamic character with amber like qualities. I also detect slightly muted aspects that are perhaps comparable to smelling blue hemlock absolute. Also, notable Italian cypress nuances can be found, that are reminiscent of a cypress tree that has been in direct contact with the hot sun for many hours, and thus releasing that delicious sappy resinous green goodness, that saturates the warm air here in Tuscany throughout the summer. This sincerely is utterly gorgeous material, inexpensive, and if you are a fan of the equally delightful pine absolute, then this eucalyptus absolute really is a must try material. The dry down is reminiscent of the breathtakingly beautiful Corsican Mediterranean scrub.
For perfumery this material pairs especially well with labdanum and pine materials, along with roses, sandalwood, green tea and tobaccos. A must for tropical fruit bases, leather accords, tea accords, oriental blends and rich floral bouquets. A pleasure to evaluate.
Produced by solvent extracting the concrete which is produced from the leaves and fruits of the plant. The absolute is green in colour and very gunky and sticky. As such what we offer here is a 50% dilution in alcohol that is of a pourable viscosity and simply mess free and easy to use.
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus globulus
Mauricio (verified owner) –
I actually lived in a spot of riparian forest when I was a teenager and had to walk two miles through a road before I found the first bakery when reaching the city limits. The first half of the way I walked bordering the river’s gallery forest; in the second half, I had to circle a small farm’s fence formed by a living wall of Eucalyptus and dearly remember its leaves’ and fruits’ scent in the heat, in the cold and in the rain, fresh, green, dry and even rotten.
The traditional camphoraceous bite is certainly here but accompanied by a warm touch that I only felt in the Summer, when the green broken leaves blended with sun-bathed fruits on the ground. It is sweeter and rounder than the actual thing and even more persistent: I used to rub a few leaves in my hands when going back home from school at lunchtime and would smell traces of it until early night, but a diluted drop of this material will scent a room, even if faintly, for a good four days.
This is sticky even when diluted up to the 25% mark, so I recommend going as far as 10%. Since Eucalyptus has been used for decades as a functional scent, for cleaning and health products, most may feel this is a vulgar material, but I invite everyone to try blending it with the likes of Juniper Berries, Blackcurrant, Strawberry, Apricot, Spruces and, surprise!, Nutmeg, Coffee, Beeswax and Bitter Almonds for impressive results.
Per Filipsson (verified owner) –
Interesting experience, since it differs a lot from the usual toppy, fresh, medicinal scent I associeate with eucalyptus. This is a deep scent of pine resin that has been dried and crushed between your fingers. An old jetty in the sun, or outdoor furniture. Beautiful, fun and a great complement to your forest scents. Mossy green color. It is not very strong after an hour. Still there, unchanged, but encapsulated in its resin.
Spencer R (verified owner) –
Not sure I will ever use eucalyptus essential oil again after smelling the absolute. This lacks the stronger medicinal notes and would be beautiful in either a forest or marine accord.