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Mark Evans has this to say “The plant of star anise CO2 actually belongs to the fennel and parsley family and its amazing star-shaped fruit have a characteristically aromatic, sweetly medicinal and pleasant fragrance that is similar to that of anise, but with more full-on liquorice and piercing spiciness. As with all liquorice smelling oils like liquorice itself, fennel, aniseed, aniseed myrtle and tarragon, this CO2 extract contains a high proportion of anethol and estragol which you should be aware of.

The aroma of this star anise extract is fresher, brighter and more true-to-life than the steam distilled essential oil and to produce it, the star anise fruit is first dried and then the aromatics obtained through the CO2 extraction process. These aromatics are actually located in the star shaped seed walls of the fruit, not in the seeds themselves that are nestled within. In perfumery, star anise CO2 is perfect in culinary creations and in small notes can add a warm sweetness to amber accords.”

Botanical Name: Illicum verum

Origin: Vietnam

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2 reviews for Star Anise CO2 ORGANIC (SELECT)

  1. Mauricio (verified owner)

    It is hard to put in words how greatly I love Star Anise. To me, it smells of freedom, of growing up, of finding something special in the world and holding on to it no matter what. This is ‘electric blue’, like a lightning bolt from Heaven. I feel hopeful sniffing it.

    This offering presents Star Anise in some kind of ideal form sculpted from my best memories and dreams alike. It is luscious, herbaceous, fizzling, suave, delirious. I’ve used it to cook and the result was one of my best dishes ever. I want to put into every blend I make and have to take deep breathes to focus and ponder properly.

    It can be used with herbs, bitter or sweet, in order to create faerie-like scenarios in the mind’s theater. Blended with Patchouli and Vetivert, it instantly turns them into sacred ground. Woods irradiate beauty with a tiny drop of it. It can perfectly be the star of a creation, perform a key role or just add support to a grander project. A little goes a long way and you’ll rarely see the need for more than 2 drops, and diluting also opens many possibilities here. It’s a must buy if you’re into licorice.

  2. thursturston (verified owner)

    I love star anise and having purchased EO (from elsewhere) in the past I have to say that this CO2 extract captures the character of it much, much better. Highly useful for me as a lover of spice and incense perfumes as well as modern minimalist, synthetic affairs, this material is equally at home in any of these.

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