Botanical Name: Picea mariana
Country of Origin: Canada
Extraction Method: Solvent
Extraction Date: Aug 2022
Minimum Shelf Life: 5 Years
Grade: Absolute/Fine Perfumery
Plant Part: Needles
Perfume Note: Base
Aroma: Exceptionally rich conifer, honeyed, slightly fruity and balsamic, nuance of leather
Blends well with: Agarwood, Amyris, Benzoin, Bergamot, Black Currant Bud, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Chamomile Blue, Clementine, Champaca Pink, Citronella Java, Cypress, Douglas Fir, Fir Balsam, Frankincense sacra, Galbanum, Geranium Bourbon, Grapefruit Ruby Red, Jasmine sambac, Juniper Berry, Lavandin, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin Yellow, Niaouli, Oakmoss, Orange Sweet, Patchouli, Pink Peppercorn, Peppermint, Pine, Rose, Rosemary ct cineole, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Tea Tree, Thyme, Vetiver, Wintergreen, Yarrow
Somewhat of a stranger to more well known absolutes, Black Spruce absolute is by all accounts a hidden gem in the world of perfumery. Black Spruce absolute is produced from sustainably wildcrafted leaves also known as needles, gathered from forrested areas in Canada. No trees were fallen to gather the raw material for this absolute.
Surprisingly this absolute does not display as much of a straight up conifer aroma compared to the steam distilled essential oil. Black Spruce Absolute is complex and intruiging with layers of a honeyed conifer, entwined with fruity and balsamic notes that are touched with a nuance of leather. Black Spruce is definitely an absolute for the natural perfumer's repertroire, particularly for its long dry down making it a noble fixative of great quality.
Aromatherapy use: None found. Perfumery use
General use: Oil diffusers, potpourri, an ingredient for massage oil, perfume, bath oil, bath salt, bath and shower gels, body lotion, spa treatment oils and creams, soap making, candle making
Contraindications: None known