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 “This vetiver absolute is utterly sensational material, produced from North Indian wild growing vetivert that in Hindi is known as khus khus or khas. More specifically this vetiver is from Uttar Pradesh and produced by solvent extracting the concrete. The colour is golden amber and of a very thick treacle consistency that would benefit from gentle warmth prior to use.”
Joseph Colbourne has this to say “A thick, viscous, solvent-extracted absolute of tan color from India, this vetiver absolute shows depth and earthiness transcending that of a typical vetiver essential oil. What is noteworthy is the sweet top note found in the EO is muted and in its place lies a cade-like smokiness and choya leatheriness. There is also a bit of citrus coolness that comforts the nose. As it develops on the tester strip, these characteristics mingle with bitter chocolate, decomposing wood, mossy mustiness, and amber darkness. As with most vetiver materials, the absolute is diffusive and has marked longevity, lasting days on the perfume strip. I would recommend the absolute in accords where the vetiver note takes center stage, in dry woods, burning leaves, amber bases, or non-traditional fougeres.”
Michael Williams (verified owner) –
Dark, rich, powerful with sweet earthy, smokey traces & a hint of a leather note which lasts for days.
Huseyin At (verified owner) –
Different to the bourbon/java EOs. This one has excellent smokey undertones. Basically a perfume on its own.
Patrick S (verified owner) –
i recently used this in a gourmand Vetiver centric attar, this material along with the Vetiver S.P c02 are absolute stunners!
Galina G (verified owner) –
This is another unique vetiver from the Hermitage.
I left this absolute for my meditation practices, as well as other oils that I prefer to just sniff from the bottle, in pure form.
The scent is very soft, and as for the leathery and smoky nuances that are mentioned in the description and in the reviews, they are barely perceptible to me. I rather feel here dry woody, creamy-balsamic notes with hints of raw cane sugar and roasted nuts.
Juan P (verified owner) –
Translated with google. I have several vetiver oils, but I couldn’t pass up this Hermitage absolute, and Wow !, if you love vetiver you can’t stop having this gem: compared to the precious vetiver oils, this absolute is pure vetiver but something completely new: with smoky and sweet notes of honey, without the harshness of véti oils, with a silky smoothness absent from vetiver oils. This is what the land of Paradise must smell like.
Si Ying Chen (verified owner) –
It has an aroma that is deep, heavy, slightly sweet and resinous, with pronounced woody, earthy, root-like notes and light smoky undertones. More than just a simple grass, it’s almost a perfume !