This gorgeous vanilla is much easier to work with than our Madagascar variety and is less costly. And it's aroma is just as beautiful and full bodied vanilla and then some! If Madagascar origins is not a concern this is a great go to vanilla absolute. Vanilla absolute is the most concentrated vanilla and is invaluable for perfumery. Our French Vanilla Absolute has been extracted from carefully cured, organically grown Vanilla planifolia beans, yielding a dark brown absolute with vanilla's signature warm, sweet, balsamic bouquet.
This vanilla absolute has approximately 26% vanillin with excellent tenacity. Vanilla's sweetness will warm up florals and smooth patchouli, coniferous, woody and citrus notes. This vanilla absolute will sometimes crystalize. Gentle warming of the bottle in a water bath will increase mobility or prepare into dilution that will stay mobile and remain ready to use. A little goes a long way!
A note on absolutes: Absolutes are highly concentrated aromatic materials. Their aroma is best observed in alcohol or carrier oil. Try diluting into one of our premium carrier oils or into alcohol at 5%, 10% or 20% and see how the scent will subtley change.
Botanical Name: Vanilla planifolia
Plant Part: Cured vanilla bean
Country of origin: France
Cultivation method: Organic
Scent description: Smooth, sweet, spicy balsamic, rich
Blends With: Frangipani, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Neroli, Osmanthus, Orange, Patchouli, Rose Otto, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang