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    Costus Root Oil (5 Yrs Aged)

    Costus Root Oil (5 Yrs Aged)

    CAS: 8023-88-9
    Regular price $20.25 USD
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    Costus root oil is one of the most extraordinary essential oils. It was adored by Jean Carles who used 0.6% pure in Miss Dior and it featured in many of the classical bases of the golden age.

    The scent of costus oil is sebaceous, sweet, agrestic, precious wood-like and reminiscent of orris roots, making it a particularly good blender with iris and related materials. Some extractions of costus have a particularly strong almost goat-like odour but the oil we stock is a particularly refined and discreet quality which plays up the precious woods element while downplaying the animalic. This is the most elegant costus we have sampled. It's synergy with the classic Fleur de Tabac base is sublime.

    We also stock a wonderful Costus Root Tincture.

    NOTE: Costus oil has an IFRA prohibited specification so this should not be used in fragrances that are required to comply with IFRA standards.

    Origin: India
    Variety: Saussurea costus
    Part: Root
    Method: Hydrocabron solvent extraction from distillation waters at source

    Appearance: Pale straw liquid
    Longevity: Lasts > 400 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:

    IFRA 51: Prohibited
    IFRA 49: Prohibited

    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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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 1 review
    Andrew Bright

    The scent is so fascinating. Woody, orris-like (orris butter or resinoid rather than ionones) with subtle sparkly notes. Into the drydown it sharpens somewhat and becomes less fuzzy, but no less beautiful. It could suggest animal fur (though goat may be a bit far) but, if so, it's a nicely clean animal.

    What a loss to perfumery this is.

    • 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. Fraterworks is an official member of IFRA and the FFAANZ.

    • 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.