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    Styrax Resinoid EAL, Wild

    Styrax Resinoid EAL, Wild

    CAS: 8024-01-9
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    Styrax (or more correctly storax) resinoid is a sweet and delicate material which blends wonderfully with the other classic perfumery resins; it works well as a fixative (especially for iris notes).

    These days most extracts on the market suffer from a pronounced styrene note (the plastic smell of polystyrene) which, being far from the genuine odour of styrax, more closely resembles the smell of an old mechanic's shop. As pleasant an odour as that may be for some, it has no place in the scent profile of styrax.

    This styrax resinoid is sweet, cinnamic, vanilla, subtly spicy and enticing. It is extracted from the raw balsam of wild Liquidambar styraciflua trees (commonly known as American sweetgum or hazel pine) using just-warm alcohol (hence the EAL designation in the name). This produces a “resin absolute” as opposed to a true resinoid or absolute. However, the market has generally taken to referring to these styrax materials as resinoids and so we are using the name of the manufacturer. The proper naming conventions for all balsams is:

    Crude Balsam → Steam Distillation → Essential Oil
    Crude Balsam → Non-Ethanol Solvent Extraction → Resinoid
    Crude Balsam → Ethanol Extraction → Resin Absolute [and sometimes resinoid]

    While a resin absolute is often wrongly referred to simply as an "absolute", the correct use of that term within the balsams category is for an alcohol extraction of a previously extracted resinoid (usually produced with hexane or other non-alcohol solvent).

    Resinoid → Alcohol Extraction → Absolute

    Our wild harvested styrax resin absolute is the finest extraction on the market. Nothing else comes close. This is so good you will start looking for opportunities to feature it in a fragrance.

    NOTE: This is IFRA compliant styrax resin due to the absence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

    Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: None detected [limit of detection: benzopyrene < 2μg/kg & benzanthracene < 6μg/kg]
    Country of Origin: Honduras
    Country of Manufacture: France
    Variety: Liquidambar styraciflua L.
    Part: Tree exudate
    Method of production: Warm (30 °C / 86 °F) alcohol extraction

    Appearance: Pale straw viscous liquid
    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: 0.64%
    IFRA 49: 0.64%

    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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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 2 reviews
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    Armando C Martinez
    Perfume on its own

    Purchased this to replace the Cuir Firmenich note needed in Jaime’s Fahrenheit formula and it works beautifully.
    The styrene note is softer and not loud like other styrax materials from other sources. It has a soft sweet leathery aroma and it’s almost a perfume all on its own. Plan to purchase this again.

    G. D.
    An amber must-have

    I love having the fixative properties of styrene without the off-note. This is going straight into an amber base for floral ambers.

    • 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.

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