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    Peppermint Oil “Black Mitcham”

    Peppermint Oil “Black Mitcham”

    CAS: 8006-90-4
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    Peppermint oil is one of the most abused and adulterated oils in the fragrance industry, with large quantities of the most common oils (Indian and American) really being cornmint that has been stripped of menthol for the pharmaceutical industry. True French oil is the standard bearer of quality. But there is one other peppermint on the market that blows even the French out of the water: fine aged Peppermint Oil “Black Mitcham” indigenous to England and, after a period of extinction from those green isles, restored to its glory in recent years.

    Pining for the superior peppermint oil of his youth, Sir Michael Colman (of the Colman's Mustard family) sought out, discovered in far distant America, and restored this glorious plant to its native land where it has now thrived across generations.

    The black mitchan oil that we stock at Fraterworks is the very oil from Sir Michael's family estate in England. The Colman family produce the oil and age it for two years ensuring utter perfection.

    Dating back to the 1750s, Peppermint oil "Black Mitcham" is the supreme peppermint. It is the peppermint of candy canes, peppermint creams, and all things wonderfully Wonka. In a side by side comparison with finest French peppermint oil, Black Mitcham is distinctly gourmand. It has a sweetness and even a subtle floralcy that is lacking in the French. Additionally, due to the aging the oil undergoes, the penetrating top notes common to oils of the mentha piperita family are tempered, allowing the full harmony of the oil to be taken in at first sniff.

    Origin: England
    Variety: Mentha x piperita L.
    Part: Leaves
    Method: Steam distillation at source and aged 2 years

    IFRA 49: No restriction for category 4
    Appearance: Colourless liquid
    Longevity: Lasts 16 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:

    IFRA49: 100%

    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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    Peppermint Oil “Black Mitcham”, An Indepth Look:

    Mitcham Peppermint Oil is distilled in England from a Mentha species which is a parent of the American peppermints. The English oil, also known as “Black Mitcham oil” is known for its unusually high content of menthylesters (gives excellent body and sweetness to the [fragrance and] flavor, and indirectly sudues the paralyzing effect of the “cool” menthol), and their modest content of the bitter tasting ketone, Menthone. The English Mitcham plant has now been introduced into France, Italy, Bulgaria, Argentina and numerous other countries. However, in no country other than Engand is the typical old-fashioned Mitcham peppermint oil produced.

    S. Arctander. Perfume and flavor Materials of Natural Origin, Carol Stream: Allured Publishing Corporation, 2008, p. 164.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 2 reviews
    Mint for Gourmand

    Sweet, gourmand peppermint without any harshness. Exactly the mint for fine fragrance is. I see many possibilities from this one. Versatile.

    Absolutely delicious

    The most wonderfully deep and gourmand peppermint out there! It's honestly peppermint candy in a bottle. Its sweet and gentle nature (strong but not overbearing/harsh) definitely lends a hand in adding beautiful effects to spring florals and green fougeres. This is THE only peppermint you'll ever need.

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