Vetiver Absolute

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.”

We have now created our own vetiver collection page. 

Botanical Name: Vetiveria zizanioides

Origin: India

Wholesale weights (all prices excluding vat): 250G = 350 Euros.