Lavender Abs (Bulgaria)

Joseph Colbourne has this to say “Displaying softness and a lush, sweet floralcy without the camphorous top notes typical of lavender EOs, this solvent-extracted Lavender absolute Bulgarian is a deep green color of pourable viscosity. Imagine raw sprigs of lavender rubbed on the palms of your hands; that coumarinic, herbal rawness that is the ‘living’ experience of lavender. That’s what makes lavender absolute undeniably indispensable to the perfumer. It creates a full-bodied exalting lavender note, builds a more ‘complete’ fougere with its depth, and serves as a seamless modifier for woods and florals. As an absolute it has good longevity, lasting twelve hours on the tester. Furthermore it is recommended that one do not underestimate its power as using too much may weigh down a blend, muddying the overall composition. Be sure to use judiciously.”

Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia

Origin: Bulgaria