5 reviews for Osmanthus Concrete
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€45.00 – €90.00
Adam Michael has this to say “The opening notes of osmanthus concrete are awash with mouth-watering peach blossoms, juicy apricots, heavenly floral osmanthus warmth and finishing with a truly exquisite aged leather jacket aspect . The middle is soft, warm floral orientated with a bigger dose of leather qualities and tinted with light animalic aspect that I associate with smelling heavily diluted castoreum. The dry down mainly consists of soft yellow fruits and warm leather notes. To sum up this material it is like smelling the absolute but the leather notes in this concrete are pumped up on steroids by comparison.
This material has a very impressive longevity due to its natural waxes content that seem to help anchoring the fragrant compounds to the skin. Not perfectly alcohol soluble, so it will need to be chilled and filtered should you wish to use in alcohol based products. This material is however absolutely invaluable to those producing attars and oil based perfumes, where its natural chemistry can be fully utilised.”
Eleonora Scalseggi has this to say “A more masculine version of osmanthus absolute where the yellow fruit-apricoty floral aspect is paired with a very sensual leathery facet, that could work well with pink lotus absolute, mango leaf absolute and castoreum liquid. A waxy creamy dark yellow consistency.”
Botanical Name: Osmanthus fragrans L
Yuliya Y (verified owner) –
Love this so much! I agree with the description completely, it is all about apricots and leather. Truly remarkable material.
Jolie T (verified owner) –
This was an extravagant buy for me, I have never bought concretes before, and I don’t usually buy high end w/o sampling first. I am so pleased I did . This is diffusive, persistent material! It is an elegant osmanthus. Certainly peach and apricot ,but rounded and subtle . Tea notes are present , but it is a delicate , invasive, wafting bouquet. There is no mushiness, it stays osmanthus in the dry down. The “leather “ presents as tea and wax to me, which I find is typical .I feel confident that I could work this into any formula, oil or ethanol . This was a very happy discovery .Ps I sampled this on skin, seemed wax would need a bit of heat.
Patrick S (verified owner) –
This is a wonderful material, very juicy and leathery to me, i absolutely adore it!
Marketa Mita (verified owner) –
It’ s not easy to review Osmanthus because I love all kinds of them. This one brings another level that expands the range. This Osmanthus Concrete is more obviously ’nasty’ than the more ‘innocent’ ones and it has stronger personality too – when I use it, I usually let it to play the main tone in the perfume. It consists of more well balanced notes and it could be a perfume itself.
James (verified owner) –
A unique addition to lovers of the regular absolute. Definitely more leathery and masculine. Works very well with clean smelling Oud oils (no barn/funk.)