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    Black Opoponax

    Black Opoponax

    Ref: 199699
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    Opoponax bases are a subset of amber (or ambreine) type bases; both are loaded up on citrus, animalics, resins and sweet crystallines (vanillin and coumarin in very high doses usually). While Ambreine bases are usually erogenous and very vanilla-oriented, Opoponax bases are drier, more agrestic and often featuring lower (but still significant) amounts of crystallines.

    A classic base, Black Opoponax was used by Jacques Cavallier in the classic men's oriental fragrance Opium Pour Homme (1995) at around 5%. This base is extremely versatile and fits just as nicely into a post-modern fragrance as it did into the '90s YSL hit.

    Absolutely IFRA compliant and built entirely without the use of any musks (nitro or otherwise), this base is an excellent fixative. With judicious amounts of luxurious oriental resins, natural Mysore sandalwood and patchouli Aceh oil, Black Opoponax is a fragrance in its own right.

    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 51: 9.41% in finished product (Cat. 4)
    Appearance: Amber liquid
    Longevity: Lasts > 200 hours on a smelling strip

    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: 9.41%
    IFRA 49: 9.41%

    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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    Opium Pour Homme — Spicy Oriental

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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. 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.