Fir Balsam Absolute Signature

Adam Michael has this to say “This fir balsam absolute signature is wonderfully bright, intense and powerful from the word go, displaying a selection of jammy, fruity-berry qualities in the opening, combined with a sun charged rich resinous vibe and finished with palette balancing woody tonalities.

The more you evaluate, the more it feels like a smorgasbord of different resinous trees, especially Cypresses and Black Pines, lots of woodland, all of the various plant life that grows on the woodland floor, all of the humidity, all of that soul and charm captured and displayed within these beautiful woody notes. The fir needle foliage aspects are also abundantly present, displaying piercingly fresh woody-green aspects throughout.

The fruity character comprises in my view of perfectly ripe red raspberries in the summer, full of sweet refreshing juice, really child-like, fun and innocent. I also clearly detect blackcurrants that make for a slightly tarter experience but with the sweetness of the raspberry notes it again results in a perfect combo, and still retains this fun childlike experience without becoming sickly sweet.

A stunning chocolate brown coloured material that is of an almost solid consistency, produced from the resin, and of which will require bain-marie to get this into a pourable state. Completely alcohol soluble, and it seems to have no issues diluting into both TEC and DPG as well.

As for uses, a must for building forest floor through to Mediterranean scrub accords, Christmas themes, pairs especially well with pine needle aromatics, oakmoss, labdanum, and even in trace amounts can enhance rose creations with its warm-fruit-jammy qualities. Highly recommended.”

Botanical Name: Abies balsamea

Origin: Canada

Alcohol Soluble: Yes 

Oil Soluble: No

Wholesale weights (all prices excluding vat): 250G = 210 Euros.