Festive and refreshingly fruity, Balsam Fir Absolute captures the balsamic aroma of fresh coniferous needles. Thoreau once described the aroma of the fresh shoots of the Balsam Fir tree as remarkably emitting “the fragrance of strawberries,” and it is this surprising strawberry-scent that the absolute attains, along with a scintilla of spice and a whisper of camphor.
Botanical Family: Pinaceae
Extraction Method: Absolute
Part of Plant Distilled: Needles and branches.
Country of Origin: Canada
Cultivation Method: Wild harvested
Composition: 50:50 Abies balsamea + Organic Biodynamic Alcohol
Consistency: Thick, brownish-green extract.
Scent Description: Splendidly, surprisingly sweet and more jam-like than piney. Green and resinous. Fruity. Coumarinic undertones.
Blends well with: Bergamot, Black Currant, Clary Sage, Clove, Douglas Fir, Geranium, Hay, Immortelle, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Narcissus, Oakmoss, Orris, Patchouli, Pine, Rockrose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Spruce, Thyme, Vanilla, Vetiver, and Yuzu. It is especially lovely with Violet Leaf, Opopanax, Hyacinth, and Carnation.
Uses: Long lasting in perfumes, colognes, soaps, and scented creations as a tenacious base.
Contraindication: Always dilute to use. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.
Embraced by the airy–green scent of evergreens sweeping you through the forest, let these piney-terpenes fill the air and restore your spirit. Balsam Fir Absolute is thick, tenacious, and used primarily in perfumery and for its forest fresh fruity fragrance that sweetens and strengthens. When diffused with other firs, it lends the house a festive, cozy cheer.
An absolute is created by using a solvent to pull the precious plant aromatics from the plant matter. The solvent is then allowed to evaporate leaving behind a beautifully aromatic and highly concentrated absolute. The fragrant molecules are generally enjoyed through inhalation to transport emotions, mind, memories, creativity, concentration, imagination, and meditation across secular thresholds into the sea of cosmic waveforms. The scent story of absolutes unfolds in colognes and perfumes, inhalation mediations, and ambient diffusion infusions rather than as the focus of skin care.