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    Oakmoss Green Absolute (Yugoslavia)

    Oakmoss Green Absolute (Yugoslavia)

    CAS: 90028-68-5
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    NOTE: We have merged the diluted and undiluted product pages for Green Oakmoss (Yuglosavia) Absolute. Please double check your selected dilution.

    This is classic green oakmoss absolute sold pure (as a very viscous material) or in liquid form diluted to 50% in New Zealand's purest odourless food grade alcohol.

    When Francois Coty created the great feminine masterpiece Chypre, there was only one oakmoss he would accept: pure and natural green Yugoslavian oakmoss. He adored it so much that he used a whopping 8% in that famous fragrance. Over the forthcoming decades all other perfumers used the same product - from Ernest Beaux with No 5 for Chanel, all the way up to the 21st century when tragically pure and natural oakmoss was restricted by IFRA and only permitted if it were chemically altered to remove atranol.

    Most suppliers today only stock the chemically altered brown IFRA compliant oakmoss which lacks a lot of the beauty of this product. But not all... we are absolutely thrilled to be able to offer pure and natural Yugoslavian green oakmoss absolute. This is not IFRA compliant. Despite that, it still finds many uses and is still permitted in numerous regions of the world. Needless to say, this incredibly rich and beautiful material is essential for recreating the classic scents of yesteryear.

    We also offer an IFRA compliant oakmoss absolute (pure or at 50% dilution) from Laboratoire Monique Remy (LMR).

    Origin: Nations of the former Yugoslavia
    Variety: Evernia Prunastri
    Part: Moss
    Method of production: Solvent extraction in Grasse

    Appearance: Thick green paste
    Longevity: Lasts > 400 hours on a smelling strip

    Usage Restrictions

    Permitted amounts in finished product:

    IFRA 51: 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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    Oakmoss Green Absolute (Yugoslavia), 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.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 4 reviews
    Richard Jordan
    Takes me back…

    Yes! This is the Oakmoss I remember. Absolutely perfect. I’m playing with this in a “Green,” scent I’m working on and it’s really working well with the Vetiver and Galbanum. I can smell this in my movies of so many of my favorite perfumes from the past.

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    As you would well know, there are many materials in perfumery that are simply gorgeous. However, only once in a while does a material come along that completely floors you. This oakmoss is one of those rare materials. You owe it to yourself to experience this.

    Michael Long
    Beautiful; Reference Oakmoss

    I'm an IFRA follower and am used to 43 A oakmosses that lack the beauty this puppy has. Fellow IFRA people, buy it for your organ as a reference material!!!

    Simon D T Wenzel
    The forest where dreams are mede

    I have many moss materials in my collection. They range from very dark and bitter, to very dry, some have rather unpleasant seaweed notes (my IFRA compliant oakmoss), smokey notes, some are deep and mysterious while others are plasticky and meh. This offering is the best Oakmoss I have ever tried! It's just so ALIVE, it smells of something from a deep and living forest which BREATHES life. It's not too dry, (or dried smelling), not too damp, not dark, it is gentle...and generous. It's hard to pinpoint but there is something that makes it stand out from the crowd, I guess its about a BALANCE it has which makes it feel "just right". Amazing!

    • 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.