Genet Absolute Signature

Adam Michael has this to say “Happy to type the Italian batches of genet absolute (also known as broom absolute) that we sell, are EXCLUSIVELY produced for Hermitage Oils and from fresh flowers only.

As many know, I live in the countryside of Tuscany and am surrounded by fields of genets. When walking past them in the summer afternoon the air is saturated with the aroma of genet. Mentioned because it never compares with smelling the absolute neat. The reason being because genet absolute is so heavily concentrated, and you will find more resemblance by heavily diluting the absolute.

Aromatically this is the best genet absolute we have encountered so far, sweet and intensely fragrant, like the best millefleur honey and literally oozing the aroma of an outstanding golden nectar-drenched homemade plum jam. It then unfolds, displaying soft agrestic notes of a freshly mown hay in early summer, joyous softly sweet coumarin notes and a touch of blond tobacco.

This material is of a liquid jam pourable consistency (please don’t eat this!) and very easy to use and handle. It is alcohol soluble but will require some resting time after diluting it in order to enable the residual waxes micro-particles (particularly hard to get rid of in the case of genet) to precipitate at the bottom of the beaker, leaving you with a perfectly clear solution. Only partially soluble in oil.

As for uses, aside from obvious new mown hay, tobacco and floral compositions, its fulsome golden aroma can lend invaluable naturalness to a blend, helping to round off sharp edges and/or harsh chemical notes”.

Arctander has this to say “Broom absolute is a dark brown, semi-solid or viscous liquid, with an intensely sweet, floral-haylike fragrance. The deep herbaceous-coumarinic background has great tenacity. The honey-rose notes are particularly useful in certain types of rose bases, tuberose, cassie, mimosa, violet, honeysuckle, etc. It blends excellently with ionones, vetiver, castoreum, etc. in “tabac” notes, and it is generally useful in modern aldehydic perfume types, green notes, etc.”

Botanical Name: Spartium junceum

Origin: Italy (Exclusive)

Alcohol Soluble: Yes but requires filtration

Oil Soluble: No/Partially