Ambrette Absolute (Musk) (Abelmoschus moschatus)
$12.45 – $65.45
Solvent extracted seeds (aka abelmoschus moschatus)
Our ambrette oil is the thin oil – easily pourable at room temperature.
Ambrette Seed has sweet and rich, warm, musky, nutty aroma with a exotic touch of floral.
its odour quotient is light – but its tenacious.
Note: Always dilute before application to the body.
Why is it called “musk”. It is called so because of its similarity to the real musk, obtained from a gland behind the navel of the male musk deer. This substance was renowned for its remarkable powerful and enduring odour. Fortunately the stags do not have to make the sacrifice these days for us to be able to use a musk oil.
** It is important to note that all absolutes are extremely concentrated by nature. They should not be evaluated in this state unless you are accustomed to the undiluted fragrance. For those trying Absolutes for the first time, we strongly recommend they be evaluated in dilution. Otherwise, the complexity of the fragrance – particularly the rare and exotic notes – become lost.
Absolutes can be very viscous or even solid and can be difficult to extract from the bottle. Gently warming the absolute in a water bath will melt the product and make it easier to use.
Blends Well WithAgarwood (Oud) (Aquilaria crassna)
Amyris (Amyris balsamifera)
Angelica Root (Angelica archangelica)
Balsam of Peru (Myroxylon balsamum)
Benzoin – Onycha (Styrax Benzoin)
Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
Blue Lotus Absolute (Nymphaea caerulea)
Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum verum)
Citronella – Ceylon (Cymbopogon nardus)
Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)
Clove Bud (Syzygium aromaticum)
Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
Frankincense (Boswellia serrata)
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
Jasmine Absolute (Jasminium sambac)
Labdanum Absolute (Cistus ladaniferus)
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)
Oakmoss Absolute (Evernia prunastri)
Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
Rose Damask Absolute (Rosa x damascena)
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Sandalwood – Indian (Santalum album)
Tobacco Absolute (Nicotiana tabacum)
Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia)
Vetiver (Chrysopogon zizanioides)
Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)
Intensely rich, sweet, nutty/seed-like, musky-floral, nuances of Cognac, Clary Sage, Tobacco back notes, underscored with subtle, sensual leather and animalic notes; extremely tenacious.
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Source: Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 60-66.]
1mL Pure, 2mL Pure, 5mL Pure, 5mL 5% in Jojoba, 10mL 5% in Jojoba, 50mL 5% in Jojoba, 100mL 5% in Jojoba
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