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Ruby Gromwell Essential Oil
Adam Michael has this to say “Ruby gromwell essential oil is gorgeous erotic lipstick red in colour, of a pourable viscosity and produced by steam distilling the Chinese dried roots of Lithospermum erythrorhizon. Unlike the CO2 which is currently produced in Europe, this material is not deodorised, is not diluted in jojoba and is indeed alcohol soluble.
The aroma is very very very powerful and I am certain will not be to the majority of peoples liking. The top note is reminiscent of beetroot with lashings of ultra-acidic vinegar, valerian, smelly feet and urine. The heart note thankfully is less aggressive, still very vegetal but sweeter and quite earthy. From this point the ugly top notes are no more and until it dries out I detect beetroots, sugar and a little cream. As I say, not for everyone but when I sampled this ruby gromwell essential oil, and as a fan of the unusual, I had to add this to the collection. This is a real one off and again the colour is so fantastic, so intense and edgy. For the perfumer this material is a useful for fantasy and culinary compositions and is a great natural colour agent.”
Botanical Name: Lithospermum erythrorhizon