5 reviews for Orange Flower Water Absolute
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€17.00 – €140.00
Adam Michael has this to say “When neroli essential oil is produced the left over distillation water will contain water soluble components from the essential oil. This by-product which most may know in the form of neroli water is solvent extracted and in doing so we get this orange flower water absolute.
The aroma is floral fresh, crisp, light, delicate yet powerful, with rice pudding and dry leafy green naunces throughout. Ultimately this aroma is neroli but all aspects of its aromatic character are super charged, more alive, intense and instantly noticeable.The tenacity is mind blowing, the colour is an energetic orange and this material is of a pourable viscosity.
Blends especially well with Citrus aurantium materials, jasmines, narcissus, mandarins, bergamot, ylang ylangs, and frangipani. This has much versatility in citrus blends, amber, chypre and powder orientated colognes.”
Botanical Name: Citrus aurantium L. var. amara
Parfums Clandestins (verified owner) –
A very pungent, narcotic, powerful floral that comes in a gorgeous dark viscous orange-red colour. It pares perfectly with other white, waxy, heady florals – jasmine in my case. Just a little needed given its strength so while a tad expensive, it works its deep magic in small doses.
benparkes21 (verified owner) –
I’m astonished this hasn’t yet received more reviews. Admittedly, for me, the idea of this material sounded slightly odd considering how it’s actually made, but in no way does that make this an inferior product, nor should it in any way be overlooked.
This is the missing link between neroli’s soapy freshness and the sweet depths of orange flower absolute, but what sets it apart from them both is a dreamy, almost creamy element, which I’m guessing is the rice pudding facet that Adam refers to. Blended with Tolu Balsam abs, also from Hermitage, takes this aromatic somewhere supernatural and am sure a similar, dazzling effect will occur when combined with other balsams rich in vanillin. In my ongoing quest to create the ultimate orange blossom soliflore this really feels like the last piece of the puzzle, which has made my latest attempt by far the best. I’m a big fan of the bitter orange panoply, but dare I say, this might be my favourite of them all.
CATHERINE A (verified owner) –
Very fine but powerful scent
White flower with light indolic note and fantastic freshness
Jolie T (verified owner) –
I love all things orange blossom, all things petit grain-
This is a huge , big absolute! Out of the bottle it is powerful, the floral bordering on aggressive. It just doesn’t have enough room to express itself.
Once in dilution, it becomes much more relaxed. Still an enormous material, once it unfolds it is the gorgeous orange blossom, a fresh narcotic orange blossom, not delicate, not ethereal, a presence of beauty.
And it lasts forever!
I think I could put this in an eai de cologne, and it would carry the day. This is the one I use when I don’t want to loose it.
Or I could make a multi level orange blossom, and this at low levels could extend.
It will be fun to play with this one- it will stand up to aroma chemicals , w/o loosing it .
Nicholas M (verified owner) –
Hear me out. This is quite an interesting member of the bitter orange family. I see this as the wintry orange blossom of your dreams. I can see how it should be closer to neroli, and that quality is there, but to me It’s like making homemade kettle corn and pouring a mature orange blossom over it instead of butter. Orange blossom for the foodie in you. Sweet with a sprinkle of salt. Try it with vanillic balsams or rose bourbon.