Collection: Tinctures & Infusions

    The crafting of tinctures and infusions is an age-old perfumery tradition and, as with all of our products, Fraterworks take an especial care in preparing the very best available. We use the finest alcohol hand-crafted at the foothills of the New Zealand alps with absolutely no adulterants or denaturants added; this ensures the cleanest possible starting material. After appropriate maceration of the material to be tinctured, we age the product to allow it to mellow and deepen in intensity.

    All of our tinctures are aged and carefully stored in hay in the traditional French manner to maintain a temperate natural climate.


    Infusion or teinture (tincture): alcohol extraction made by soaking a raw material such as powdered iris root in alcohol
    Solution (or dissolution): dilution of a raw material such as benzoin resinoid in alcohol
    Extrait (de pommade): extraction of absolute from enfleurage base (fats or oils)
    Essence: essential oil, usually steam distilled

    Compliance Statement

    All of our products are compliant with EU law and the New Zealand Cosmetic Products Group Standard. To the best of our knowledge, none of our bases contain EU prohibited materials and IFRA compliance is possible depending on usage (see individual product pages for specific information).

    Fraterworks® may not be held responsible for any damages arising from the wrongful use of our products.