Lovely Lavender Absolute is an absolute must for any natural perfumer’s palette. Sweet and benevolent, this rich extraction is used as a devoted heart note in perfumes, blends, and bath creations. The absolute is a dark green, slightly viscous liquid revealing a tenacious, herbaceous-honey bouquet with a smooth hay-like, tangy undertone offering the same lovingly-lulling effects as lavender essential oil with a more mysterious and multilayered presentation.
Botanical Name: Lavandula augustifolia
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
Extraction Method: Absolute
Part of Plant Distilled: Flowering stems
Country of Origin: Bulgaria
Composition: 100% Lavandula augustifolia
Consistency: Medium viscosity
Scent Description: Herbaceous and warm, with rich wafts of dried hay and warm notes of succulent fruit. Compared with the essential oil, the absolute is deliciously dense and more surprisingly sweet.
Blends well with: Lavender, Ylang, Jasmine, Grapefruit, Lemon, Vanilla, Lime, Combava, Citron, Frankincense, Geranium, Cardamom, Bergamot, Rose, Honey Myrtle, and Immortelle.
Uses: Perfect in petal-perfumes, forest colognes, fougère, and chypre accords. Lulling lullaby blends in baths and diffusers to rest and relax.
Lavender Absolute will change the way you think about Lavender. Rich and sweet with pure bursts of honeyed-hay, this heady aromatic is a sought-after heart-note for natural perfumers and aromatherapists. When diluted, blended, or diffused, lavender absolute can be used to elegantly harmonize emotions.
Lavender is perhaps best known for its loving-lullaby scent that nestles nerves and swoons the spirit. Emotionally, Lavender is unparalleled for melting away tense thoughts and blesses serene slumber. Lavender restores the spirit to its natural state of grounded calm and relaxed wonder.
“Lavender absolute and concrete is produced from direct extraction of the herb with solvents (concrete) and thence extraction… The concrete can be used in soaps, fougères, chypres, ambers, tabac perfumes, etc. It blends well with bergamot citrus oils, musks, eugenol, etc.”
~ Maria Lis-Balchin, Lavender: The Genus Lavandula
“Lavender absolute: the odour is very similar to the plant, although more intense, sweet and herbaceous, with green floral and hay-like nuances (from L. angustifolia).”
~ Jennifer Peace Rhind, Listening to Scent