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    Douglas Fir Needle Oil

    Douglas Fir Needle Oil

    CAS: 8050-89-3
    Regular price $4.00 USD
    Regular price Sale price $4.00 USD
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    If you wanted to distill the scent of Christmas, this precious New Zealand Douglas fir oil (Pseudotsuga menziesii) is just that. Despite being unrelated, It melds together aspects of the very best of the two more well-known perfumery products of Siberian fir needle oil (Abies siberica) and fir balsam absolute (Abies balsamea) but adds a wonderful (and unexpected) sparkling citrus note. Every drop exudes the fresh wild scent of nature. This is a superior oil in every way.

    This fir oil is grown and harvested in the pure unspoilt regions of the South Island of New Zealand and uses only young branch tips and needles. It is steam distilled. 

    According to Steffan Arctander, Douglas fir needle oil exhibits “a softness and a sweetness, a very rich bodynote and a great odour tenacity which exceptional for a ‘pine needle oil’.”

    Blends well with: other conifer oils, oakmoss, citrus oils (particularly grapefruit), labdanum.

    Origin: Otago, South Island, New Zealand
    Variety: Pseudotsuga menziesii
    Part: Young needles and branches
    Method: Steam distillation at source

    Appearance: Colourless liquid
    Longevity: Lasts 24 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 49: 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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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 5 reviews
    Amber Rountree

    One of the best conifer oils I have! It has a beautiful sparkling citrus note that makes this so versatile.

    robert comitz

    I like it, I wish you would carry more absolute pine oils, they are difficult to find and or pricey

    Fruity and Citrus.

    I'm not an expert of douglas fir eo, still this one is great! I can smell fruity note reminiscent of isobonyl acetate, but way better in its middle. And at the basenote, this fir eo smells like yuzu marmalade. Quite pleasant!

    One of my all-time favorite conifer oils

    Jamie is absolutely right that this oil is too little known and should actually be much more popular because of its fragrance. It has been well known to me for decades and, together with the oils of Abies grandis and A. alba, is one of my favorite conifer oils. In my estimation, the oil offered here does not differ significantly from high-quality oils from other countries. In comparison with an oil from Austria I have at hand, it smells almost identical, which really is a good thing!

    The special thing about Douglas fir oil is the unusual combination of citrusy-fruity and sweet-floral notes. The relatively high content of fruity esters gives the fragrance a distinct, somewhat 'boozy' feeling (whiskey note). At the same time, the fragrance is characterized by intensely green and, as it progresses, sweetish resinous balsamic aspects. The association with Christmas I can personally rather not understand. (If you are looking for the scent of Christmas trees, I think you should rather look for Abies alba, A. procera or A. grandis).

    Douglas fir oil fits beautifully into fougere compositions!

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    Comparing this Fir to the other Fir EO that i required in big places, this is a hidden gem.. hidden gem with such beautiful price..more characteristics into the dry down.. some has harsh pee smell?! this is A+, a hidden gem ,hidden gem, hehehe (nobody wants this?!)

    • 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.