Black Currant absolute is a fruit-floral-fantasy of aromatic wonder. Extracted from the flowering buds of the French Ribes nigrum plant, Blackcurrant Absolute is a rare and exquisite find for perfumers, fragrance superfans, and scent-blending masters.
Botanical Name: Ribes nigrum
Botanical Family: Grossulariaceae
Extraction Method: Absolute
Part of Plant Distilled: Buds
Country of Origin: France
Cultivation Method: Organic
Composition: 50% Ribes nigrum + 50% Organic Biodynamic Alcohol
Consistency: Medium viscosity
Scent Description: Sweet berries steeped in rich earthy tannins, with hints of fine red wine.
Blends well with: Rose, Jasmine, Neroli, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Vanilla, Tuberose, Lime, and Mandarin.
Uses: Perfumery. Diffuse. Scent blending and aromatherapy.
Aromatic awe awaits the second you inhale the sweet, fruity, earthy scent of Black Currant Absolute. Every inch of the Black Currant plant bursts with fragrant wonder and therapeutic benefits. The seeds have been historically used in skincare potions, the leaves used to revive parched throats, the berries used therapeutically, and the absolute is solely dedicated to the creation of intoxicating perfumes. Black Currant is an incredibly versatile plant that's leaves, seeds, flowers, and fruit offers a fresh-scented olfactory experience.
Black Currant Absolute is a thick, rich essence that comes in a ravishing deep, dark green. Proper dilution is key to unlocking all the complex subtleties of this unique elixir. Upon dilution you will experience the anticipated fruity-floral sweetness, but also fascinating notes of green earth, florals, green tea, and wine.
"Blackcurrant absolute is obtained by solvent extraction via the concrete obtained from the dormant buds of the blackcurrant bush Ribes nigrum L. Blackcurrant absolute is a dark green paste with the characteristic, powerful, penetrating odor of blackcurrants. The typical "catty" note is caused by a sulfurous trace constituent. Blackcurrant absolute is used in fine fragrances and in fruity food flavors."
~ Horst Surburg and Johannes Panten, Common Fragrance and Flavor Materials: Preparation, Properties and Uses
"The Angelic Fragrances and their Properties... Black Current: Assists in fearful situations, perhaps helping us to recognize elements of ourselves we would rather not face. For learning to forgive and being less judgmental."
~ Valerie Ann Worwood, Aromatherapy for the Soul
"I would crack between my teeth the candied shell of an artificial fruit, and a burst of light would illuminate my palate with a taste of blackcurrant or pineapple: all the colours, all the lights were mine, the gauzy scarves, the diamonds, the laces; I held the whole party in my mouth."
~ Simone de Beauvoir, Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter