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 Iso Amyl Acetate natural isolate neat, you are greeted with an instant hit of ripe and highly sweetened banana nuances. These notes are very child-like, fun, innocence, playful, expressive and take me back to my early childhood with my cousin. Both of us enjoying a Nesquik banana milkshake each, and taking in a few children’s cartoons before heading outside to ride our bikes for hours on end. Simple times!
However the aroma neat is a very heady experience and your nostrils run the risk of being suffocated by a stampede of super charged bananas. As such I am offering this material at 50% in alcohol. At 50% you essentially put some distance between you and the aroma and can better evaluate and appreciate the material. Also at 50% you will clearly detect candied pear fruit notes. On the strip and at 50% the aroma is present for approximately 3 hours.
And that is about it for this aroma profile, not complex nor deep, just a banana’s and candied pear fruit pieces.
If you are a perfumer, this is a must buy because finding naturals that are fully fruit orientated is very rare. Generally very useful in functional products and pairs especially well with ylangs, along with coconut CO2 and Jasmine materials.”
Anag (verified owner) –
Very acetone like at first. It fades slowly while simultaneously squeaky clean-slightly acidic pear-like fruit emerges and then ripens in to a fun & play, sugary banana madness.
Yuliya Y (verified owner) –
Sweet banana-like fruitiness, not long lasting though. I think this one is unique for building up pure fruity accords.
Charalambos Charalambous (verified owner) –
If you blindly sniff this from the bottle and smell a real banana too you will never detect which one is what..so amazing..i really dont know how can I use it in a perfume ..probably only for fruity blends but I’m glad i have this material..
chrisbrit1984 (verified owner) –
As its difficult to get the rare banana co2, try this with a little cis-3-hex and some eugenol for a very basic banana accord.
Robert (verified owner) –
Beyond the banana smell I also get reminded of those white stick sweets that look like cigarettes…. Very interesting effects with rose and its easy to lose the banana milkshake smell entirely once blended properly too. I diluted some into coconut cream tincture to give it more longevity and so it doesn’t create such a dramatic ‘step’ in the blend once the top notes fade. I love it!