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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