Vanilla Absolute, France (Vanilla planifolia)

  • Vanilla Absolute, France (Vanilla planifolia)

Vanilla Absolute, France (Vanilla planifolia)


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. This absolute has bean extracted from carefully cured Organically grown Vanilla planifolia beans, yielding a dark brown absolute with vanilla's signature suave, sweet, balsamic-spicy bouquet with a coumarinic undertone. This vanilla absolute has approximately 26% vanillin with excellent tenacity.

Vanilla's sweetness will warm up florals and smooth coniferous, woody or citrusy notes. This vanilla absolute will sometimes crystalize (like all fine true vanilla absolutes) Gentle warming of the bottle in a water bath or a diluted form (our 1ml in 4ml organic jojoba oil) 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