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Genet (Broom) Absolute Hexane Free

Genet (Broom) Absolute Hexane Free

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Botanical Name: Spartium junceum
Country of Origin: Italy/France
Cultivation: Wildcrafted
Extraction Method: Hexane free extracted in France 
Extraction Date:  Aug 2018
Shelf Life: 3 Years
Grade: Absolute/Fine Perfumery/Aroma-therapeutic
Plant Part: Flower
Viscosity:  Viscous liquid, solid to semi-solid, requires gentle warming to liquefy 
Perfume Note: Base/Middle
Aroma:  Exotic floral, sweet honey-rose-like, nuance of hay with courmarin notes
Blends well with: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Coriander, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lemon, Tangerine, Neroli,  Orange, Patchouli, Rose Moroc,  Rose Otto, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, Ylang Ylang Extra

Grown in Italy and hexane-free extracted in France, the floral absolute of Spartium junceum is rare, costly, and tenaciously aromatic. Genet Absolute, also known as Broom, is a truly exquisite specimen composed of exotically sweet, honeyed rose-like floral notes. A must-have ingredient for the most sophisticated artisan perfumers and fragrance connoisseurs. Genet has the unique ability to round out rough edges in fragrances — even the smallest amount can delicately smooth and anchor just the right notes.  By orchestrating all perfume notes into a symphonic balance, it's no wonder why Genet is known as the secret ingredient to fix, smooth, and enhance all notes in any fragrance blend.

According to Steffen Arctander, Genet Absolute "is one of the most generally applicable of all floral absolutes since trace amounts will yield perceptible improvement without being noticeable as a 'perfumery' note."  He also describes Genet "with an intensely sweet, floral-haylike fragrance.  The deep herbaceous-coumarinic background has great tenacity.  The honey-rose notes are particularly useful in certain types of rose bases, tuberose, cassie, mimosa, violet, honeysuckle, etc.  It blends excellently with ionones, vetiver, castoreum, etc. in 'tabac' notes, and it is generally useful in modern aldehydic perfume types, green notes, etc."

Genet Absolute used in perfumery, is produced only from the botanical Spartium juneceum, the sole species in the genus Spartium.  Although related and commonly referred to as Broom, true Genet should not be confused with Cytisus scoparius, Scotch Broom, and commonly also named Broom.   As with the best things in life, if the price is too good to be true, it is probably not real — as there are many imitations and synthetics on the market labeled as Genet Absolute.  Pure Genet absolute is very costly, as production is extremely limited with 400kg of flowers to render just 100g of precious absolute oil. 

Although Genet Absolute is distinctive within the perfume industry, it is well worth noting a recent study citing possible skin care benefits. In a scholarly study (In vitro tyrosinase inhibitory and antioxidant potential of Consolida orientalis, Onosma isauricum and Spartium junceum) published January 2018, "...S. junceum was investigated as a tyrosinase inhibitor for the management of epidermal hyperpigmentation.  S. junceum showed promising activity that warrant further studies and could be considered as a potent candidate for the development of phytoremedies for the management of epidermal hyperpigmentation."

We are unable to offer free samples of this precious rare absolute.  To familiarize yourself with Genet we recommend purchasing a 1g sample.

Aromatherapy use: Anti-stress, calming, meditation, yoga

General use: Natural ingredient for adding honey-rose notes, fixing notes, and rounding out rough edges in perfumery. 

Contraindications: None known

 

5 Stars
understatedly demur middle leaven
In its richest impressions, this Genet presents to me features reminiscent of the comforting grape-like embrace characteristic of lilac extractions, albeit lacking lilac's scintillating short-lived sharp edge in favor of a more demur herbaceous, of-the-earth disposition with back-note hints of Buddha and Siam woods. It lightens but does not brighten: I find it to possess an uncommon and curious complexion of properties capable of anchoring to the upper-middle while neither introducing weight/entropy nor dimming even so fragile a star as Orris Root or White Ginger Lily, supporting more assertive ones like Magnolia or Ylang, even enhancing Myrrh and certain Frankincenses, while remaining compatible with nigh bewildering a diversity of collaborators from Fennel to Palo Santo Fruit. I would liken it to Calamus, Pink Peppercorn, or Bergamot Mint in function for perfumers, though consider it to both offer and itself confer considerably more than those (while of course smelling quite distinct from them, as well, though well compliments the former two). With the most elite echelons of high register florals its earthily herbaceous mid-anchor does for me begin to diminish and cloud, such as Osmanthus, Pink Lotus, and Narcissus, as well as its touch of unctuousness conflict with ultra-clean and bright-green notes such as Celery, this Genet shines among less astringent company and at the other end of the spectrum with Tobacco, Oud, and Sandalwood. Certainly a cunning coup for shrewd perfumers, this Genet represents a versatile tool fit to turn toward a broad range of aims, bringing a lovely, unpretentious, light lift to the mid-range. One would be remiss to fail to closely consider it.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Aptos, California. on 1/9/2019
5/5

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