Description and usage notes:
This is a very special type of ginger oil, quite unlike the usual kind, distilled from fresh, rather than dried rhizomes using special hydro-distillation techniques only recently developed. This oil is produced by Payan Bertrand with the characteristic fresh, clean spicy odour of freshly peeled ginger, as well as the rich, warm, sweet and tenacious dry down associated with conventional ginger oils. It takes about 150Kg of fresh roots to make 1Kg of this oil.
According to Arctander(writing in the late 1950s, long before this style of fresher oil was around): “Ginger Oil is used in perfumery to introduce warmth and certain nuances of spicy sweetness which are often wanted in heavy Oriental bases and in a few floral fragrances, too. The interest in the oil for perfumery use has increased considerably during the recent years of the growing ’spice-trend’ in men’s fragrances and in lotion perfumes in general. The oil blends well with bois de rose oil, cedarwood, coriander, coumarin, benzyl acetate, citrus oils, eugenol, ionones, nitro-musks, rose de mai absolute, nonanolide, nerol, etc.”
Please note that the material we are now stocking is from Payan Bertrand, we previously stocked the LMR product. They are very similar in odour profile but the PB product has somewhat better solubility in ethanol than the LMR equivalent, hence the change, it’s also less citrus and more chocolate in nuance. All ginger oils tend to produce a cloudy effect when diluted in ethanol, particularly at concentrations above 1% due to the high terpene content. This oil is better than most but will still exhibit this effect.
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