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    Saxon Moss (Mousse de Saxe)

    Saxon Moss (Mousse de Saxe)

    Ref: 514982D
    Regular price $12.50 USD
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    The famed Mousse de Saxe base has been, until now, long gone — although modernised bases have appeared in recent years as historic perfumery becomes popular once again. Fraterworks Saxon Moss is true to the original Mousse de Saxe, down to the special form of Isobutyl Quinoline we produce ourselves to match the isomeric ratio of the original (no longer on the market). Once again perfumers can indulge in this masterpiece.

    Rich with naturals, including a megadose of Mysore sandalwood, this wonderful mossy leathery base can be felt at less than 1% of a fragrance yet it can still be used in large amounts as it was previously in such fragrances as Nuit de Noel by Caron (formula below).

    Our Saxon Moss is made from the original formula with one exception: the replacement of Musk Xylene which is now prohibited.

    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: 15.75% in finished product (Cat. 4)
    Appearance: deep amber liquid
    Longevity: Lasts > 400 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 49: 15.75%

    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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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 6 reviews
    Anucha Boonyawatana
    Essence of 1920s perfumery

    A classic base that evokes the essence of 1920s perfumery, when Mysore sandalwood was ubiquitously used. The combination of sandalwood and quinoline molecules creates a fantasy accord of dark green moss and leather undertones.

    Linda West
    Mossy, Mysore Sandalwood The Scent Is Timeless

    Mousse de Saxe is a great find. I have found the base of my Men’s fragrance. The scent is sexy, classic, timeless and modern. I made an accord using Mousse de Saxe and the scent lingers on the scent strip nearly two weeks later. I’m glad I learned about Fraterworks. Fast shipping to the UK and protective packaging. To notch.

    Great base

    Used it in my first masculine fragrance as the only wood/leather part of the perfume. Added a few ionones, an aromatic heart and some bergamot, and after 3-4 weeks of maceration you have a finished fragrance that oozes class.

    Kihun Choi
    Absolutely Stunning 🤩

    Extremely fast delivery + amazing customer service, most importantly the myriad of materials available on your shop are exquisite! Yay

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    Armando C Martinez
    Legendary De Laire Base restored

    Mr. Frater's restoration of the famed De Laire base is masterful. It is green, mossy, and leathery. It's a perfume all on its own. It was featured in many classics such as Habanita, Nuit de Noel (along with most all Caron perfumes pre-1990), Chanel Bois des Iles, Hermes Caleche to name a few. The original is still being produced by Symrise now but it's missing the je ne sais quoi from Jamie's version. If you're looking to reproduce or get inspired by this base, it's a great start. Get it. It's worth it.

    • 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.