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 “Spikenard is steeped in biblical history and known by other common names such as nard, musk root and jatamansi. This oil is part of the valerianaceae family and thus is even referred to as false valerian root. The aroma is full of musky angelica, valerian rooty, and Himalayan cedarwood sweetness with a spiced bouquet of ginger, black pepper and turmeric and finished with ginger grass nuances. Produced by steam distilling the dried roots, and of a pourable viscosity.”
Arctander has this to say “As a general description it can be said that the oil is a pale yellow to amber coloured liquid with a heavy, sweet woody and spicy animal odor, reminiscent of valerian, ginger, cardamom and Atlas cedarwood oils. Spikenard is not regularly produced outside India and Japan, but when the oil is available, it can be used with advantage in perfumes such as Oriental bases, heavy florals, fougeres, woody bases, animal ambre types, etc. It blends well with amyl salicylate, cedarwood oil and its derivatives, coumarin, ionones, labdanum products, lavender, oakmoss products, patchouli oil, pine needle oils, vetiver oil, etc.”
kamilyosha (verified owner) –
Such a rare material, almost underestimated by perfumers. The scent is very earthy, you feel damp soil, moss, decayed roots, everything related to a forest floor. A must have for a forest accord with a dark mood.
Kristina M (verified owner) –
It is really a great essential oil that can be very useful for many creations.
For example if i would like to recreate an Oud wood accord i would absolutely use this spikenard.
It opens with sharp tenacious medicinal note.
After a while you can fell dry autumn leaves on wet soil. So it is earthy as well.
While minutes go by some sweet cedar wood, blue camomile, lovely bitterness, balsamic, woody, spicy scents enters my nostrils.
It is animalic as well.
While it dries down i can detect herbaceous hints, a touch of dry patchouli and mango leaves.
After an hour and a half or so it becomes green grass with a kind of cardamom in and out.
Great material for creating masculine or unisex fragrances as well as fougeres.
Absolutely a must in my collection.
John (verified owner) –
I find this similar to Nagarmotha, but less leathery.
Charalambos Charalambous (verified owner) –
Amazing material..so rich and powerful that is a true gift from nature..as if a thick syrup of oud,cedarwood, cypress, moss ,Oakmoss blended together in a red sweet expensive wine for years. ..i find it an excellent oil for masculine perfumes and heavy oriental attars..