Ambrette Seeds and Ambrette Seed Oil. Latin Name: Hibiscus abelmoschus Country of Origin: India Extraction Method: Distilled Parts Used: whole (uncrushed) seeds Material Safety Data Sheet
Ambrette Seed Oil is a gift to the perfumer. A sweet and rich, warm, musky, nutty aroma with a mysterious touch of floral. Is is also one of the few oils containing natural musk compounds.
Ambrette Seed Oil should be allowed to age for several months before being used in perfumes or flavors. By then, the initial fatty notes are subdued, and a rich, sweet, floral-musky, distinctly wine like or brandy like odor is developed with a bouquet and roundness rarely found in any other perfume material.
The odor has some notes in common with Cypress oil, Bulgarian rose oil, Clary sage and Cognac oil. There are certain tobacco like and 'over ripe fruit' like notes with great similarity to higher esters of decyl alcohol. The water-white or pale yellow oil displays a tenacity of odor which is almost incredible.
Ambrette Seed Oil finds application in perfumes of the more sophisticated type. Also known for the 'exalting' effect which they impart to perfumes, and for the unique bouquet they lend to perfume and flavors. This material blends excellently with Rose, Neroli and Sandalwood.