22nd March at 10.05am: Hello World, Adam here with a quick progress report! First thank you of course to the many who have placed orders, most appreciated. As I type should you place an order, please note the lead time is 5 working days before we will be able to assemble your order. This Sunday by 3pm Italy time I am going to release my Onycha Shells co-distilled in 33 year AGED Mysore sandalwood for sale. 10ml price is 350 Euros due to age of the sandalwood used. Also, if you are shopping around for Jasmine Absolute, Violet Absolute or Rose Absolute Turkish, my current batches are exceptionally beautiful – zero gassy aspects in the top, incredible body, excellent development and just so blissfully perfect from start to finish. For those musing on larger weights I can offer my Turkish Rose Absolute (batch TRSGAA01) at 2450 Euros plus vat per kilo and can offer this for 2300 Euros per kilo on a 3 kilo buy – 6900 euros plus vat. I will write again on Sunday afternoon. Thanks, Adam : )
APRIL NEW RELEASES: Across April, we will be releasing, Artisan Indian Sandalwood, produced last year from logs estimated at 90 years of age. Azerbaijani Rose Otto, Persian Otto Royal, Georgian Musk Otto, Verbena Absolute, Patchouli Classics Absolute, Patchouli 8 Year Aged Absolute, Aged Wild Borneo Oud, Onycha shells co-distilled with 33 year AGED Mysore Indian sandalwood (so distilled 1990), Kenyan Rose Geranium E.O, Indian Ambrette, NEW SEASON Green Bergamot E.O, Blood Orange E.O, Orange Bitter FCF E.O.
Adam Michael has this to say “For many years I have searched in vain to find a natural aromatic that exudes the aroma and love of a true Mediterranean pine forest. This search is now over as without doubt this pine absolute is nothing short of absolutely exquisite. This one material is so intensely aromatic, full-bodied resinous-sweet, deeply rich lovingly warm with the most truly sublime pine-resinous woody aroma throughout. This material showcases with perfection the aromas that swirl around and greet our olfactory senses when walking within a Mediterranean pine forest on a summers day.
The summer heat, the light breeze beneath the trees, air saturated by the resinous aroma and the sonorous chant of cicadas. If you love the natural smells of the Mediterranean then this should feature in your collection, you’ll keep going back to smelling it over and over again.
This solvent extracted material is forest green in colour, of a very thick to solid consistency that requires bain-marie to become pourable.
Pine absolute is the single most important natural material in my opinion for those building a Mediterranean pine forest accord, great for developing herbal bouquets especially those that are rosemary or lavandin rich, improves green accords, acts as an interesting modifier within fougere and lavender accords and injects yummy sappy goodness into wood notes.”
alexandra_karinawind (verified owner) –
Very relaxing and calm feeling sweeping in, when opening the bottle.
Dustin M (verified owner) –
This absolute pleases me greatly. It has a lovely clear, jammy sweetness. Like walking in the forest on a brisk day picking wild berries. I just love it. Very green pigmented and sticky but worth it. I use this in a forest accord and it pairs very well with other conifers too.
Yuliya Y (verified owner) –
It is all about coniferous forest to me. Warm bark, green needles, cones exuding the resin, dark sweet berries… Cosy and enveloping scent. Dark green and rather sticky material.
Dario (verified owner) –
As an south-italian-mediterranean person, I just had to try it. And yes, it does remind me of walking in near-sea pine forest, with woody cortex, green needle but above all a strong pine resin effect. Syrupy, alcoholic. It is a very viscous, near solid material, definitely needs a 50% or even 10% dilution.
enachison (verified owner) –
This is a beautiful pine absolute. It has a rich deep green scent with slightly soft and smoky undertones.
Indie Perfumer (verified owner) –
Pine needle absolute is a relatively new addition to the perfumer’s palette. This fascinating product offers much greater possibilities than the corresponding essential oil. It is at once fresh, balsamic, woody, sweet fruity and slightly spicy, with a nutty, leathery background, the whole reminiscent, in this perfumer’s experience, of the Landes Forest in Gascogne. This material is especially suited to masculine accords, and marries well with citrus, coumarin, marine notes, ambers, etc. Its only disadvantage is its dark green colour, potentially limiting its use in large proportions. Should a decolourised version appear on the market, it would surely achieve widespread popularity.
Robert (verified owner) –
Wowzer! This is the like the green version of fir balsam absolute, the colour is amazing and vibrant ywt does not strain the skin below 10% dilution. If you thought pine was just for bathroom cleaning products then think again! This is like the smell of a sauna but better, fruity, smooth and sweet.
Spencer R (verified owner) –
I am a huge fan of wood, pine and balsam oils. I have usually used balsam fir absolute, but this pine absolute immediately won my heart over! It needs to be gently heated and most likely diluted to use, as it is extremely thick. Evaluating at 10% dilution, it is a stunning and almost unbelievable emerald green, fewer smokey facets than balsam fir abs. and more jammy bright green/fresh needle facets. It’s photorealistic and divine. I’ve been so cooped up during this pandemic, this is the first bottle I reach for when I need a little “nature escape”.
chrisbrit1984 (verified owner) –
A delicious green syrupy material that I cant get enough of. Difficult to blend with at room temperature so I have this one at 20%. At this concentration its still very rich and oozes class. Blends harmoniously with Cedar & Oakmoss.
Theresa G (verified owner) –
Vibrant, green, definitely full-bodied, jammy greatness. Eeeekkk I love this. I’d have to disagree with one of the other reviewers as I absolutely LOVE the color. I think it’s fabulous! A bit sticky as it’s quite resinous and will need to dilute, but such a divine pine! 100% the finest I’ve ever smelled! TY ily <3
Oiland (verified owner) –
Pine absolute is very calming. even thought is a bit thick it is very easy to work with. After dilution the liquid becomes emerald color.