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Peru Balsam Essential Oil
Adam Michael has this to say “Peru balsam essential oil, produced by dry vacuum distillation of the crude balsam. This material is red amber in colour and of a pourable viscosity. The aroma is rich, amber balsamic with a mouth-watering benzoin and vanilla sweetness. The tenacity is mind blowing and this material can be considered as an outstanding fixative especially regarding floral blends.”
Arctander has this to say “The odour is truly balsamic, rich, deep-sweet, slightly spicy and vanillin-sweet. A distinct smoky undertone is natural, but should not be predominant, and may fade away after proper ageing of the oil. The tenacity in odour of this oil is outstanding, making it one of the best fixatives among all essential oils. Its suave odour makes Peru Balsam oil a very versatile perfume material which can be incorporated in almost any type of perfume base or perfume at concentrations of from less than one percent up to more than five percent. For delicate floral fragrances such as muget, lilac, appleblossom, ect, this oil blends excellently with floral as well as with balsamic or spicy notes.”
Botanical Name: Myroxylon balsamum var. pereirae
Origin: El Salvador