7 reviews for Karo Karounde Concrete
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€20.00 – €1,830.00
Eleonora Scalseggi has this to say “Karo karounde is possibly the rarest flower material used in perfumery, trying to find pictures of the plant and flower alone is a very difficult task in itself, just to give an idea of how challenging finding this material can be. Aromatically intoxicating with its waxy-narcotic floral notes, the aromatic journey of karo karounde concrete opens with gourmand orange chocolate tones infused with overripe tropical fruit, that might remind of inhaling jasmine auriculatum absolute straight from the bottle, but leaning in a fruitier and non-grassy direction. A few minutes in, this concrete will reveal new intoxicating layers filled with the opulent and enchanting floral waxiness of tuberose and gardenia absolute entwined with the juicy yellow fruit sweetness of Osmanthus absolute, peach juice, sticky dry plum and light dry wood notes. An absolutely dreamy aromatic, karo karounde concrete has no overpowering nature when used within perfume compositions, and aside from the first minutes it is not very toppy either, so it deserves to be paired with materials that will not overpower its scent, and it will pair particularly well with white and tropical floral absolutes like gardenia and ylang ylang.
Softly waxy and deep reddish brown in colour, this karo karounde concrete goes pourable with very gentle warmth and literally melts under your fingers. It looks and smells so delicious that you will have to resist the urge of spreading it on toast! Being a concrete it will be soluble in oil and it will only be partially soluble in alcohol, thus requiring accurate filtration at the end of the alcohol macerating process.
Possibly one of the tiniest productions among all the lines we carry, since we are one of the two and only buyers for this concrete, so it is definitely an exclusive offering. This, however, has also its drawbacks since the producer for such small amounts will not have any paperwork issued for this material, so if you are thinking of using it in a cosmetic product you intend to sell, please keep this in mind.”
Botanical Name: Leptactina senegambica Hook
Wholesale weights (all prices excluding vat): 100G = 650 Euros. 250G = 1500 Euros.
vivienne.calgaro (verified owner) –
This is a very special fragrance in that it evokes warmth and sensuality from a creative place. I particularly like the thrill of promise and sweetness at the first sniff. It never calms but continues to produce waves of mystery. Blending with it is proving a challenge as, although I have produced a couple of spectacular blends, I keep going back to my karo karounde bottle to enjoy that initial beauty of first impressions
Charalambos Charalambous (verified owner) –
If you want apricots, osmanthus,chestnuts marmalade but also jasmine flower and a touch of clove bud all together then don’t miss this gem..wow!although its a concrete it doesn’t smell waxy or oily but its so sweet and clean that if i close my eyes and sniff deeper i can detect a yellowish pollen behind all the above materials..
vivienne.ca (verified owner) –
I love this…and I could stop right there, however because there are several levels to this I should like to point out that, in my experience, there is no polarity with this oil. It will do whatever you want it to do in a blend designed for opulence. An all time favourite
g.s.oldenkamp (verified owner) –
I love this warm, luxurous odor. It is heavy, rich, somehow intoxicating. It is great!
Jennifer B (verified owner) –
If sandalwood was a flower this is how it would smell. It is soft and warm, and could easily disappear under the weight of heavier fragrances.
Kimi (verified owner) –
Stop the presses! This is hands down one of the most beautiful floral materials ever created. As much as I love the Karo Karounde Liquid also offered by Hermitage (and I love it quite a bit!), this is on another level. I haven’t been able to bring myself to blend with it yet, it’s just too delightful on its own. Wonderful longevity worn neat on the skin, with a dreamy scent progression that will keep your wrist glued to your nose for hours. Even at its price, this is honestly a bargain for the exquisite experience it delivers.
ingvild (verified owner) –
I also truly love the Karo Karounde liquid, but this concrete is softer, more buttery, no hard edges – just kind of a soft velvet blanket of exotic paradise.
I haven’t blended it with anything yet, for now it’s simply just adorning the skin on my wrist – where it now smells like some sort of delicious artisan pear patisserie! (In a very nice and comforting way that is)