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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 solid material) or in liquid form diluted by Fraterworks to 50% in natural odourless triethyl citrate.

    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
    Part: Moss
    Method of production: Solvent extraction in Grasse

    Appearance: Thick green 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:

    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 10 reviews

    It’s such a less dense version of oak moss that gets to the sweet dry down sooner but doesn’t sacrifice longevity

    Karl Stolpstedt

    I am no perfumer but I have the gutted stuff to compare with and this certainly seems more alive and able to create the "chiaroscuro" effect that has been missing in 21st century fragrances. It's great to see it available at all.

    Dear Karl, thank you for the review. When we fill our oakmoss the bottle is never full because it is a 5ml bottle and you purchased 4 grams. All of our 1 – 5 gram products use the same bottles and are weighed very careful on balances which are regularly calibrated. Oakmoss is a very dense material and so a 4 gram amount does only fill around 80% of a 4ml bottle - this is what happens when we put products by weight in bottles by volume.

    Nevertheless, I have issued you a full refund on the oakmoss itself.

    the best oakmoss

    totally different material than brown oak moss, much more balanced with indescribable beauty


    totally different material than brown oak moss, much more balanced with indescribable beauty

    lia andrews

    Rough and off-putting; the real stuff! Absolute magic when added even in tiny doses. Makes you realize what we've lost.

    • 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.