4 reviews for Zanthoxylum ORGANIC E.O
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€15.00 – €97.60
Adam Michael has this to say “As I type, I am off work, and in this moment, consumed by the simple yet beautiful charm that is our Zanthoxylum essential oil.
What we have here is such a thirst-quenching, juicy, waxy, fruity, through to juicy berry aroma profile, finished with hints of pink pepper, ginger and palma rosa. Wow.
The note profile, whilst very group specific, showcases a whole host of citrus notes, from concentrated orange, candied lemon, freshly squeezed white grapefruit juice (tart), sugared lime juice, and to my nose I detect summer ripe peaches and notes reminiscent of lychee juices swirling within my mouth. And of course expect lots of berry character, in a fantasy sugary sweet form, blackberries, blackcurrants, maybe even a hint of goji, but again, presented in this sweet non-serious, child-like form.
In fact I have to say, this combo of citrus fruit through to fruit-fruit notes does remind me somewhat of Litsea cubeba albeit Zanthoxylum is brighter and is complemented with pink peppery nuances in the back, so milky, creamy, lightly spiced and piercing.
Overall what is not to like, this is a top note aromatic with lots of aromas to discover and enjoy. On the strip this material is at its best for about 2 hours and is vaguely detectable on the strip after a day. Highly recommended and as for uses, Joseph sums this up perfectly below.”
Joseph Colbourne has this to say “A transparent essential oil of easily pourable viscosity, zanthoxylum essential oil undoubtedly has a unique scent profile. Its top is redolent and effervescent, bringing to mind rosewood paired with the mildly sulphurous undertones of over-ripened tropical fruit, perhaps mango or starfruit. Its both bitter and sweet, pungent and soothing. As it dries on the tester, it displays are more sensual, peppery, balsamic quality, reminiscent of elemi. Its longevity if approximately five hours, making it a heart-top note. Zanthoxylum is a quandary for the nose, which makes its prospects as a perfume material all the more exciting. One may experiment with it in incense blends, precious woods accords, tropical fruit accords, oriental florals and chypres. Pair with ginger, galangal, cardamom or citrus for eyebrow-raising effects.”
Botanical Name: Zanthoxylum armatum D.C
Oil Soluble: Yes
Alcohol Soluble: Partially, goes cloudy, benefits from filtration
Wholesale weights (all prices excluding vat): 100G = 80 Euros.
Anag (verified owner) –
It’s unbelievable how essential oil and CO2 are different from one another. While the EO begins with an almost offensive (apple vinegar-citrus mix) but charmingly peppered acidity the CO2 starts with a full-blown-in-your-face slight bergamot-like citrus zestiness with delicate sour lemon undernotes. When the EO starts to mellow down to its calming embrace of waxy berried, but still a bit acidic middle, the CO2 still punches hard with its zestiness that now heads more in the direction of a luscious blood orange. The EO calms down much faster than the CO2, but in a good way, it transcends into a relaxing sweet-peppery delight. I was hooked when I read the description of the EO, I confess. Now I am glad that I have them both. It’s interesting to compare, they are like two siblings of opposite characters.
gergely.e.nagy (verified owner) –
This wonderful material first caught my attention because of its fascinating name and it doesn’t disappoint! It opens up with a citrus-like punch before revealing more tropical fruits reminiscent of lychee sweetness. I’ve worked with this a few times in perfumes that have become favourite compositions, really boosts the zest to the max with elemi, ginger and bergamot while also being a good companion to black or green tea.
vivienne.c (verified owner) –
I could simply say warm and peppery and be done but zanthoxylum merits a full profile. No sweetness is forthcoming for me. i detect busy rustling of worn calico next to the skin on a hot day. The undeniable human odour of clean glowing in friction with a natural light, flowing fabric, neither masculine or feminine but an odour caught in a specific time and place. I have it in a fragrance and it lends itself to creating this very dimension. I would never be without it.
KimRiccelli (verified owner) –
It is surprising that this is not a better known and readily available material, because as Adam said, what’s not to like! Description is spot on, so the only thing I will add is try blending it with Frankincense and Magnolia!