9 reviews for Mandarin Red Super Concentrate E.O
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€9.50 – €335.50
13th April 2023: As I type we now have 2023 season Mandarin Red Super Concentrate essential oil for sale. The aroma profile is thirst quenching juicy mandarin throughout and fits with my writing below. Thank you, Adam : )
Adam Michael has this to say “This is not your regular red mandarin essential oil offered online by every tom, dick and harry. This is Italian four fold Mandarin oil, a material that is super concentrated and bursting from the seems with sweet, wet, thirst quenching juicy fruity qualities throughout, the ultimate material that provides a master class lesson for what keyword descriptors such as refreshing, juicy, fruity and tangy can all actually mean. I have been involved with Hermitage since I was 24 years old, I am now 38 (November 22nd 2019), I have evaluated easily a thousand plus naturals and I say with confidence, this is the greatest mandarin oil in existence and arguably the most high impact, most “WOW” citrus material of all time. I adore green mandarin and I thought citrus oils did not get better than the Japanese yuzu experience. Yet this red mandarin is a citrus game changer for me and I suspect you. Without question I love this citrus oil more than any other. Yes this is a citrus and not some complex aromatic beast like wild vetivers or ouds but so many businesses online neglect getting citrus oils right, and its embarrassing as they are low cost and the basics that every online reseller should be getting spot on.
I encountered this material I think around March or April time this year. The actual boss from arguably the most famous and most loved Grasse based French company came to visit me at my home. Myself and Eleonora sat around our kitchen table with this big boss and his entourage. He showed me this concentrated mandarin oil and it was instant love. I could not stop sniffing this bottle and my mind was working overtime, I realised so quickly that not only did it make what we carry look so boring and dull, it also made me realise I had to get it.
Now the beauty of living in Tuscany is this, unlike all my online competition, I get to bypass all the official distributors these world class Italian citrus producers use, and as such, I was able to buy this direct. This means my pricing has a real unfair advantage over my online competition, which is good news for you and for us.
How is this produced Adam ?
Concentrated citrus oils are obtained by fractionation via vacuum distillation. This one-time distillation process results in the terpenes content of the essential oil being reduced so as to obtain a concentrated product that equates to ¼ of the initial essential oil amount (for a 4 fold material).
If you are a hobbyist, a perfumer or an aromatherapist I encourage you to think beyond what a material should cost and instead look at this as an experience, as an education, a treat, as a way of being able to access and enjoy arguably the best mandarin oil in the world.
Great for adding increased richness to citrus materials, especially single fold orange oils, useful for building neroli accords, pairs very nicely with champaca, bergamot, peach, osmanthus and ylang ylang oils. Also offers interesting effects when added to aldehydes.”
Botanical Name: Citrus reticulata
Wholesale weights (all prices excluding vat): 100G = 110 Euros. 250G = 275 Euros.
Mandarin red super concentrate essential oil is produced by a world leader of citrus within Italy. If you reside outside of Italy you have to buy this material via the producers official distributors list, who in turn sell smaller weights onto little businesses like Hermitage and our online competition. As we live in Italy we can buy directly and resell the material in small volumes and weights at unbeatable prices. Store this material in the fridge when not in use and you can enjoy this material at its best for a minimum of 12 months.
apostolos_ch (verified owner) –
This material is super concentrated, it is so concentrated that it feels candy like and slightly liquorice, as a result it looses a little the sense of naturalness and I would not describe it as juicy or fresh mandarin so much. You also get a slightly minty after smell which is more natural and I like it. I did not like it in the beginning but I start liking it now a bit more. It is unique.
The downside with this material and a few other from hermitage oils is that they expire very soon. This mandarin for example expires in 10 months and I am not sure i will be able to use it, sometime they might be weak etc.
It would significantly help customers if expiry and production date is advertised with the material on the web. This will offer exeptional customer service in my opinion. High quality of a product of course depends on the material itself but 50% is down to the freshness of the material as well, in my opinion.
Adam Michael –
Hello Apostolos, we owe you a sorry and thank you as your comment made us realise that the expiry date on all bottles for this product (batch n. RSC001) is incorrect. The correct expiry date is end of March 2021 so 31/03/21. Therefore, the writeup here above will be amended to inform all who have purchased this of our mistake. On a general note, however, it is important to note when handling aromatic materials that not all essential oils age at the same rate, nor well. Citruses for example age quite fast, expiring within a year or less especially when their terpenes content is high. Other materials instead (especially base note materials) tend to improve with age (think patchouli for instance). That is why expiry dates can vary greatly reflecting the unique characteristics of the oils. On a final note, the shelf life of citrus materials can improve keeping the oil out direct light and heat sources, and it can be further increased by storing the citrus oil in the fridge. Thank you, Adam 🙂
bobstolk (verified owner) –
This smells unmistakably like a fresh, very juicy Mandarin. Just smelling it from the bottle is a treat! It’s a bit difficult to work with since Mandarin doesn’t necessarily blend as well with other oils like Bergamot, Orange or Lemon does (not in a scientific way but when creating good-smelling perfume). Nevertheless a high-quality material, I would recommend it!
innasany (verified owner) –
This mandarin oil is not mandarin oil. It’s JUICY ELIXIR! Burst of sweets and juicy fruits. I can not describe. Really strong concentrate. Even a drop is enough. And the color is bold as well.
Can I drink it, Adam?..:)))
KMF (verified owner) –
A beautiful powerhouse scent of fresh ripe mandarin oranges! This material literally explodes from the bottle! Citrus trees abound where I live so I really appreciate all the quality Italian offering Adam delivers, but this one is truly exceptional!
John (verified owner) –
Delightful. Works wonders in a home-made air freshener to brighten any room.
Callie Wong (verified owner) –
Beautiful scent and a must for creating citrusy concoctions. It lends a natural sweetness and depth resulting in a layered burst of citrus goodness.
CATHERINE A (verified owner) –
Really citrus mandarin scent
Almost aldehyde facet
Aleksey P (verified owner) –
This mandarin can be summed up in one word – unreal! The most powerful citrus bomb!
If I did not initially know that I was smelling mandarin, I would be extremely puzzled by guessing the oil. The strength of the scent is not inferior to the absolute, and the scent lasts much longer than the classic citrus notes.
This mandarin is great in any perfume compositions, it goes very nicely with rose, neroli and frangipani.
Patrick E (verified owner) –
Juicy, sweet, citrus. This stuff is stronger than most other citruses that I have. This is my preference as I can always dilute as needed. It really opens up on the strip, showing its beautiful yellow-orange-green color. I can see why so many people love it.