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    Opoponax Doux

    Opoponax Doux

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    This is the famous opoponax base beloved by Coty and used in L'Origan and Chypre. Additionally it was used in numerous perfumes by Guerlain, including an early formula of Jicky. Opoponax Doux is a wonderfully balanced and rich amber base loaded with all the finest resins balanced with the perfect dose of fresh citrus oils and sweet vanilla.

    The historic opoponax type base is a little confusing because "opoponax" is also the name of a resin used in perfume. However, opoponax bases are a type of ambreine base - artful blends of vanilla, citrus, resins and other luxurious naturals. The main difference is that opoponax bases are narcotic while ambreine bases are erogenous. This means they are synergistic.

    Combinations of Opoponax Doux and Ambreine are found through many historic perfumes and were particular favourites of Coty and Guerlain. This opoponax base is very similar to the other historic base Balsamol.

    Warning: This is a raw material for the manufacture of perfumes. Do not consume. Do not apply directly to skin. Keep out of reach of children.

    IFRA 49: 8.8% in finished product (Cat. 4)
    Appearance: Amber to deep brown liquid

    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: 8.8%

    These are derived from calculated concentrations which do not replace chromatographic quantification on individual lots. Disclaimer...

    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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    Demonstration Formulas

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

    L'Origan 227247 — Floral Fragrance

    Chypre 246057 — Feminine Fragrance

    VBNA Homme — Aromatic Fragrance

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    Customer Reviews

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    Anonymous
    Timeless beauty

    This base is so deep and addictive, an oriental dream that I just can't stop smelling if I put my nose near it. I was wondering if that was the specific Opoponax base that was part of vintage Shalimar... And then I read the other reviews mentioning the same. Among all the Amber bases this one and Ambreine Samuelson are my absolute favourites but they all are absolutely gorgeous!

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    Jake Smoak
    Great starting amber for orientals

    The amber is layered with vanilla powder and citrus notes. The blend is very synergistic altogether which for a starting base isn't all too bad. It'll be very addicitng to reach out to this base or even just to sniff. Tame the sweetness with woods like cedarwood or exhault it with Himalayan Cedarwood oil with its petrol,vanilla,cinnamon nuances. Go for a full Oriental blend with Lemon, Orange Blossoms, Neroli, Patchouli, Spices, and Animusk.

    Make a 5%-8% dilution and wear it to really study the material and the effect that is has on the skin. You won't regret it.

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    Charalambos Charalambous
    Divine

    A truly wonderful meditative elixir with beautiful and mysterious sweet resins as it should be at the opening..Oriental, Deep with a heavy combo of mellowed luscious toffee and vanilla ice cream and warming citrus rainbow notes at the back, but so Amazingly created that is absolutely exquisite! I'm sure that the materials used in this blend exudes the finest aromatic qualities.just imagine opoponax from dreamland!!

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    Adam
    Wow!

    Smelling this neat out of the bottle is fantastic - it's gorgeous on it's own - and opens so many blending ideas. A truly lovely base

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    Y.M.
    A beauty brought back from a very long sleep

    Genius reproduction. Simply glorious. Opoponax Doux, together with Ambreine Samuelson, constitute in my opinion the soul of vintage Shalimar. Opoponax and Ambreine are meant to go hand in hand. Their synergy is magical, is perfection, reason why we find it over and over again throughout the perfumery of the golden era. Extensively used by Guerlain and Coty, but also Caron. Thank you Jamie for reviving these treasures from the past! ...Note aside: Opoponax Doux is a 100% timeless wonder of perfume art that will always be relevant. Although conceived over one hundred years ago, this beauty doesn't have a single wrinkle!

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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.

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    • 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.