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    Botanical Name: Evernia prunastri

    Plant Part: Lichen

    Country of Origin: France

    Method of Extraction: Solvent extraction

    Oakmoss is not a true flowering plant but a lichen (algae + fungus) that is extracted for its fragrance. Oakmoss grows well on the trunks of the Oak tree. Oakmoss absolute has an intense aroma reminiscent of a damp forest floor, the aroma can be described as mossy and smoky.  This absolute is used mainly in perfumery.  It's not to be used for direct skin application, must first be properly diluted, not to be used in or near the eyes.

    This Oakmoss is not low in atranol nor is it IFRA compliant.  Oakmoss absolutes which meet those two conditions do not offer the same mossy aroma (demanded by many perfumers) as non-compliant Oakmoss absolutes do.  For this reason, we do not stock IFRA compliant Oakmoss absolute.

    The aroma of Oakmoss absolute is said to be uplifting, cooling and calming. Its properties are more emotional and spiritual than physical. This is a very viscous product with a dark green color, the colder it is at the receiver's location the thicker the absolute will be upon arrival.  Color and appearance may vary from batch to batch. Blends well with cedarwood, citrus, pine, rosemary and vetiver.  This absolute is insoluble in water.  Flashpoint: 212 F.

    FYI:  This absolute is used extensively in perfumery. Oakmoss products form important parts of the notes in all fougere, chypre or ‘moss’ perfumes and they are common ingredients in colognes, crepe de Chines, forest notes, new mown hay, pine fragrances, lavender bouquets, Oriental bases, fancy or modern bases, etc. They can lend body and naturalness, rich pleasant undertones and high fixative value in numerous types of floral fragrances as well.

    INCI: Evernia Prunastri (Oakmoss) Extract.  Country of origin:  France.

    Contraindications (dermal); Hypersensitive, diseased or damaged skin; infants & children, pregnant women, the elderly.  (Rev. 7/11/23-VG)

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    Raymundo Delgadillo (Austin, TX, US) | August 31st, 2015
    This absolute was one of the best investments I've made. It smells like a fresh, clean, forest floor with sweet top notes. Smells very similar to the heart of most "sport" colognes in the market. You'll have to dilute it with another oil prior to use, since it's very thick out of the jar.
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Casey Grey (New Port Richey, FL, US) | June 25th, 2014
    i really like this, i add it to my almond body butter it adds a nice richness, it is earthy and easy to use
    just right
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Ulrike Schellhammer (Dayton, OH, US) | December 18th, 2013
    Another item that is very hard to find, and CG carries it for an excellent price. I wish I would have ordered more than I did since I am already out of it, having used it as a fixative in solid perfume but at the same time making it one of the base notes in one of my blends. The scent is just right, not too "green" and yet woodsy. It is both stimulating and calming.
    My favorite!
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Lindsay Paolini (Wappingers Falls, NY, US) | November 7th, 2013
    This could possibly be my favorite absolute so far!!!! It is an amazing scent you cant put your finger on but you love it anyway. DEFINITELY something I will continue to order!!!!
    Earthy and warm
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    julie lisenby (Greenville, SC, US) | January 2nd, 2013
    I could not get enough of this smell that smells like flowery, wet woods, and earth. Intense like patchouli but not in that incense/intense category. This absolute can be difficult to find- thanks CG! I've used it in CP soaps as a minor constituent, as such it adds depth, a bottom note that friends, family, and customers really like. I'm going to try using it alone in CP soap or in a solid perfume with a cypress or spruce plus orange/lime/lemon for a top note since I find that citrus scents, probably because of the low flash point, do not contribute enough to CP fragrance blends.
    OMG! The smell is wonderful!
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Kay Staton (Lexington, VA, US) | August 3rd, 2012
    I use the Oakmoss Absolute in perfumes and a CP soap. This is an unbelievable wonderful scent. And it stays in the CP soap! Yeah!!!! Thank you for providing us with such a wonderful absolute!
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Allison Konopa (Greenville, WI, US) | March 15th, 2012
    I purchased this product because I wanted to make some scents for men. I hadn't planned on falling in love with it myself! When I smell it, I think of a huge forest with ancient trees, and an old stump soft from decay and covered in dark green moss. It's a beautiful color, too - dark, dark green as to be almost black. Very pleased with my purchase!
    Ah, Mister Oakmoss, How Do We Love Thee...
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Lynn Cochran (Winston-Salem, NC, US) | January 27th, 2011
    There is no other aroma like that of oakmoss. It is rich, spicy, woody, green, arborous and... well, fantastic. It is a thick, resinous compound and sometimes a pain to work with as it lacks physical affinity for other oils in blending. But oh, the trouble is so worth it. Mr. Oakmoss is a fussy customer but he knows his strengths and unique value. He will reward you if you remain loyal to him and give him his proper due. CG's Oakmoss Absolute is glorious, thick, rich and green and comes at the best price I've found for such a quality product.
    I'm in love.
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Magnus Chamberlain (Sapulpa, OK, US) | January 11th, 2011
    I had heard of Oakmoss & always wanted to get my hands on some. When it arrived I did not know what to expect, would it be good? Would it be unremarkable? I picked the container & was immediately fascinated by the deep(almost black), jewel toned color. I opened it & it looked like green honey! Wow! And the fragrance? Sweet, rich & not what I was expecting. I wanted to put it on biscuits! Thank you Camden-Grey!
    The best price on a valuable perfumery ingredient
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Alice Luxton (Portland, OR, US) | November 3rd, 2010
    I'm quite happy with the oakmoss absolute. Ever wondered where that "classic cologne smell" comes from? This is the stuff. It is thick, viscous and bright emerald green, with a very sweet smell and a stable dry-down. As resinous ingredients go, it's quite blendable: I recommend pre-diluting with Jojoba or another stable carrier oil, as it has a very strong aroma and can easily overtake the other scents in a blend!
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