5th June: Lots to discuss today. First by Friday of this week I am releasing – with introductory pricing - Costus Root E.O Signature Gold, Persian Royal Rose Otto, Wild Borneo Oud Kinabalu E.O and 4 year aged Buddha Wood E.O. If I get time I will also get the Tea-plantation Kenyan Rose scented Geranium E.O released as well. Also, I am waiting on delivery now of Cis 3 Hexanol N.I and as soon as it arrives it will be put back into stock.
Another priority job now is addressing the new SDS process and from Wednesday, I am going to spend an hour every evening on this task. Thanks btw to those who have volunteered to help with the testing phase. I will be in touch with you all nearer the time. Again, once set up properly, SDS will only be available to those who have purchased the product. Exceptions again will be wild oud, extraits, tinctures and resins. America is now switched on until 14th June at 3pm Italy time for this month. If the workload situation gets out of hand, all other countries will be put on pause. Written as the USA is a unique client – accounting for nearly half of our workload. Normally not an issue but due to circumstances I am without Eleonora and admit that I struggle running Hermitage alone. Lead-time currently stands at 8-10 working days. Thank you, Adam : )
Adam Michael has this to say “Smelling the aroma of Fever Tea Essential Oil is a rich, uplifting-fruity experience with lots of tropical fruit sweetness and delicate boozy hop infused fruit undertones throughout. Also this aroma is reminiscent to me of pouring sticky mango juice into a glass on a hot summer’s day and serving with lashings of ice cubes. The colour is pale orange and of a pourable viscosity. As for uses this material is a must for building tropical fruit accords, is a must for building juicy mango notes and pairs beautifully with our mango leaf absolute.”
Fever Tea Essential Oil is also known as Wild Verbena and in this instance is obtained by steam distilling the leaves and stems. Growing location and time of extraction clearly have a serious bearing on the chemistry with absolutely huge fluctuations in percentages of Myrcene, Geraniol, and Linalool (1%-50%) reported which will alter the aroma profile greatly and may explain why my reading material suggests aroma profiles I do not detect at all with the batches I have sampled.
Botanical Name: Lippia javanica
Origin: South Africa (direct from source CERTIFIED ORGANIC)
davidt5252 (verified owner) –
Lovely mango or nectarine rind aroma with a fresh uplifting wild mint peppery undertone. Like Adam says blends beautifully with mango leaf though I have had some success experimenting with cardamom abs and jasmine as well
Paul V (verified owner) –
I bought this due to the sale, far too affordable to say no to! This was a surprising material that I’m still learning. It’s very green, bitter green tropical fruity in the direction of mango skin or even dare I say, that bitter tropical note within passion fruit skin. It does have notes of hops, but not too much that it shouts “hops/beer”. A fascinating material that is both tropical, and bitter green herbal in profile. My experiments with it continue.