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    Oakmoss DEC Abs MD 55% TEC

    Oakmoss DEC Abs MD 55% TEC

    CAS: 68917-10-2
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    Note: This is IFRA compliant and our recommended go to oakmoss.

    One of the downsides to the restriction on oakmoss being coupled with the need to remove certain chemicals from it is that you can be left with a somewhat flaccid absolute. The great Laboratoire Monique Remy (LMR) has solved this problem with this molecular distilled IFRA compliant oakmoss absolute. The material is as colourless as oakmoss can get (being a very pale orange) but it punches well above its pay grade. It is pre-diluted by LMR at the laboratory in non-natural triethyl citrate so it is not suitable for natural perfumers.

    While we love pure unadulterated green Oakmoss for non-commercial use, this special molecular distilled product is our general oakmoss of choice. It is rich, intense, longer lastinging than all others (so much so it is almost hard to believe) and truest to the scent of the classic green Yugoslavian oakmoss used in the original Chypre by Coty. 

    If you only buy one oakmoss, this is the one.

    We also stock original pure and natural non-IFRA compliant green oakmoss absolute from the former Yugoslovia, diluted to 50% in natural triethyl citrate for your convenience, making it suitable for natural fragrances.

    Supplier: Laboratoire Monique Remy (LMR IFF)
    Origin: Macedonia
    Variety: Evernia Prunastri
    Part: Moss
    Method of production: Solvent extraction in Grasse

    Appearance: Pale orange paste
    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:


    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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    Oakmoss DEC Abs MD 55% TEC, An Indepth Look:

    Oakmoss products are used extensively in perfumery. They form important parts of the notes in all fougere, chypre, or “moss” perfumes, and they are common ingredients in colognes, crepe de Chines, forest notes, new mown hay, pine fragrances, lavender bouqets, Oriental bases, fancy or modern bases, etc. They can lend body and naturalness, rich pleasant undertones and high fixative value in numerous types of floral fragrances as well.

    The Absolutes are the most versatile in perfumery use. Their solubility and great power make them the most popular forms of oakmoss extract. The absolute from benzene extraction is very dark green, viscous or semi-solid, while the absolute from petroleum ether extracted concrete is liquid and brownish-green, less intense in color. Furthermore, most oakmoss products are, in reality, mixtures of oakmoss and treemoss products, the latter being less green in color, but also different in odor and less aromatic than true oakmoss.

    S. Arctander. Perfume and flavor Materials of Natural Origin, Carol Stream: Allured Publishing Corporation, 2008, pp. 448–449.

    Demonstration Formulas

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

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    • 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.

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