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Oakmoss Absolute

Adam Michael has this to say “In my humble opinion the IFRA compliant oakmoss absolute is so heavily stripped back and lifeless. From a full bodied wonder we end up with an emaciated tragedy and I refuse point blank to ever carry the IFRA compliant material. The oakmoss absolute we offer at Hermitage Oils is NOT the compliant IFRA version and instead all we offer here is the full bodied, happy, untouched wonderful oakmoss absolute that less and less companies are sadly offering today.”

Arctander has this to say “Oakmoss products are used extensively in perfumery. They form important parts of the notes in all fougere, chypre, or “moss” perfumes, and they are common ingredients in colognes, crepe de Chines, forest notes, new mown hay, pine fragrances, lavender bouqets, Oriental bases, fancy or modern bases, etc. They can lend body and naturalness, rich pleasant undertones and high fixative value in numerous types of floral fragrances as well.

The Absolutes are the most versatile in perfumery use. Their solubility and great power make them the most popular forms of oakmoss extract. The absolute from benzene extraction is very dark green, viscous or semi-solid, while the absolute from petroleum ether extracted concrete is liquid and brownish-green, less intense in color. Furthermore, most oakmoss products are, in reality, mixtures of oakmoss and treemoss products, the latter being less green in color, but also different in odor and less aromatic than true oakmoss.”

Botanical Name: Evernia prunastri

Origin: The lichens which produce this absolute are found on oak and many other trees, mostly around the Mediterranean. Produced in France.

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3 reviews for Oakmoss Absolute

  1. UTSAHAN (verified owner)

    Totally amazing. A litte goes a long way. Wintergreen and moss notes. Very natural and unique and most of all strong.

  2. M (verified owner)

    Oakmoss absolute is one of my favourite fixatives. From bottle, it begins with intensely green, slightly sweet & sour type smell. There is also top notes of peppers.

    Interestingly, to my nose, it begin slowly. But within two minutes, it blooms on my skin.
    – I get intensely green, somewhat citrusy and incensy smell
    – that incensy thing is similar to frankincense
    – there are hints of leather, smoke (at the distance, probably from that incensy vibe)
    – there is also a lovely forest green smell
    – from memory, it lasts 10+ hours on my skin.

    I made my first Chypre attar with it. If you like Chypre or green perfume, you ought to give it a go.

  3. thursturston (verified owner)

    Strong! Full bodied, almost meaty straight out of the bottle. It’s seriously reminiscent of Bovril or Marmite, Lea & Perrins Worcester sauce with a healthy smattering of herbal mossy, wet woods and earth.
    It’s amazing. Everyone interested in perfume (not even making) should smell this as reference to what oakmoss can be. I’m not one to bash IFRA and restrictions are generally in place with good reason (some or over zealous of course) or intention at least.
    Gorgeous, powerful and makes a mean, proper chypre accord.

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