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    Cardamom “Signature” Oil

    Cardamom “Signature” Oil

    CAS: 8000-66-6
    Regular price $4.00 USD
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    Green cardamom (the queen of spices) is a radiant gem in perfumery. While most suppliers sell oil from Ceylon and India, the supreme variety comes from the lush volcanic nation of beautiful Guatemala. In its native land of India, the spice is held in such high esteem that it forms a vital part of the festival dish payasam, a sweet and highly fragrant rice pudding.

    Our cardamom oil comes from the highest grade of green cardamom pods and is the ultimate extraction of the spice. So much so that we call it our signature oil.

    Origin: Guatemala
    Variety: Zingiberaceae, Elettaria cardamomum
    Part: Seed pods and seeds
    Method: Steam distillation at source

    Appearance: golden liquid
    Longevity: > 12 hours on a smelling strip

    ⓘ Note
    This is neither a perfume nor a foodstuff; it is a raw material for use in manufacturing. Do not consume. Do not apply to skin. Keep away from children.

    General Information

    Like most suppliers and makers of quality raw materials for fragrances, we do not filter many of our products. This ensures that no odiferous matter is lost prior to use but can result in the appearance of small particles or slight clouding.

    All alcoholic fragrances should be macerated for up to a month and then chilled in a moderate freezer overnight before being filtered fine. This will remove all cloudiness or detritus and is the industry norm.

    IFRA Standards

    Permitted amounts in finished product:

    IFRA49: 100%

    These are derived from calculated concentrations which do not replace chromatographic quantification on individual lots. Disclaimer...

    Label Requirements

    Ingredients may need to be listed as per your local legislation based on data found in the EU allergens report.

    Additional Requirements

    For Trade Use Only

    Our products are intended as building blocks in the perfume creation process; they are not to be applied to the skin undiluted.

    These raw materials are for use by the perfumery trade only.

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    Cardamom “Signature” Oil, An Indepth Look:

    Cardamom Oil is one of the oldest essential oils known. In the reports of Valerius Cordus dated 1540, cardamom oil is described, and its distillation is outlined” On its uses “In perfumery, the oil will not only impart spiciness, but also a warm, sweet note which fits into floral bases such as muguet and rose. Cardamom oil blends well with bergamot, olibanum, ylang-ylang, labdanum products, nerol, methyl-ionones, cedarwood derivatives, etc. or with heliotropine, cassione, isoeugenol, hydroxycitronellal, etc. Coriander oil is an extremely fine modifier for cardamom oil in perfumery (and in in flavors, too!). The oil imparts warmth in Oriental perfume bases, chypres and face powder perfumes.

    Cardamom Oil is an almost colorless or pale yellow to light brownish liquid. It darkens when exposed to daylight. ... The odor of cardamom oil is warm-spicy, aromatic (in the author’s opinion it is the most “aromatic” of all the oils from “aromatic” seeds), at first penetrating camphoraceous-cineole-like or somewhat medicinal, reminiscent of eucalyptus. Later, it becomes balsamic-woody, increasingly sweet and almost floral on the dryout. The odor is extremely tenacious with a delightful, warm spiciness and basamic-floral undertone.”

    S. Arctander. Perfume and flavor Materials of Natural Origin, Carol Stream: Allured Publishing Corporation, 2008, pp. 126–127.

    Demonstration Formulas

    Fraterworks demonstration formulas give you real-world examples of how our products are used. See the complete index.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 2 reviews
    Quality and Powerful

    The cardamom is powerful! It successfully imparted a spicy note to my fragrance. I haven't worked with it before but I recognize quality when I use it. Being a modern material, this is sufficient for modern creations.


    Indistinguishable from freshly ground green cardamom pods, this is a truly wonderful extraction. Despite its fullness, I've found this much easier to dose than my other cardamom materials. I used a touch of this in a forest-type scent and the camphoraceous opening (as well as overall depth) of this cardamom has taken my blend to a whole new level.

    • Regulations

      All of our products are compliant with EU 1223/2009 and the NZCPGS. None of our bases contain prohibited materials and regulatory compliance is possible depending on usage.

    • IFRA Conformity

      All of our bases can be used in products requiring conformity with the latest IFRA standards. Check the use levels under the Usage Restrictions section above.

    • Nitro Musks

      Some of our products may contain small amounts of EU and IFRA compliant musk ketone. We never use musk xylene, musk ambrette or any other prohibited materials.