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    Geranium Bourbon “Supreme” Oil

    Geranium Bourbon “Supreme” Oil

    CAS: 8000-46-2
    Variety: Pelargonium Graveolens
    Regular price $4.75 USD
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    Geranium Bourbon or rose geranium is native to South Africa but it was transplanted to Réunion island (known as Île de Bourbon from 1665–1793) by the French colonists in the 1840s after natural disasters destroyed the coffee industry in 1806 and 1807. In time the importance of the Island in international trade fell and most geranium Bourbon is now produced on the neighbouring island of Madagascar, from whence this essential oil comes.

    Our geranium Bourbon essential oil is, for all intents and purposes, the closest in scent you can find to the odour quality loved by the great perfumers of the 20th century who particularly enjoyed the balanced and easily managed green and floral scent. It is a key note in most of the earliest fougère fragrances.

    Origin: Madagascar
    Part: Stems and leaves
    Method: Steam distilled at source

    Appearance: clear liquid
    Longevity: 28 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: 52%
    IFRA 49: 52%

    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

    No additional labelling 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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    Geranium “Bourbon” and the Île de La Réunion

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 2 reviews
    Bo Jensen
    Nice quality

    Immensely powerful and diffusive. I placed a few drops on a filter paper in my bathroom, and soon the room was infused with the delightful, warm, rosy and green-minty-woody fragrance of rose geranium - with an emmediate reminding of the renowned 'Maja' luxury soap. Try using this gem in the famous 'Sen-Sen' accord as described by Steffen Arctander: with patchouli, alpha-iso-methylionone etc. And a last word: this quality of geranium oil dries pleasantly out in a mild and fresh waxy note before it vanishes.

    I "get" Geranium now!

    My only previous experience with Geranium was a cheap essential oil I had purchased from another perfume supplier (I believe it was Egyptian) and I strongly disliked it. I took a flier on this Bourbon-type oil and it is a lot smoother and easier to incorporate into a blend. Sometimes it's worth it to pay for better quality!

    • 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.