Boronia Absolute

Boronia megastigma Nees ex Bartlett

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Boronia Absolute – a crown jewel in the perfumer’s palette! Ours possesses a complex, tremendously rich and tenacious earthy floral aroma reminiscent of champaca, with fresh, green, fruity-sweet and tea-

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Selected size SKU:131-015 - Boronia Absolute 15 ml (1/2 oz)

1 ml (1/30 oz)
$53.75
2 ml (1/15 oz)
$95.00
5 ml (1/6 oz)
$204.50
15 ml (1/2 oz)
$513.50
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30 ml (1 oz)
$933.00
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$53.75
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Boronia Absolute – a crown jewel in the perfumer’s palette! Ours possesses a complex, tremendously rich and tenacious earthy floral aroma reminiscent of champaca, with fresh, green, fruity-sweet and tea-like notes, soft cinnamon and tobacco nuances, and a warm, woody-sweet undertone. This unassuming flowering shrub from the wilds of Tasmania with its fruity, floral mystery yields an essence that is surprisingly compatible with dozens of aromatic oils – it is considered one of the most intoxicating in the realm of floral aromas and seems to uplift the heart and spirit.

Boronia megastigma, also known as ‘sweet-scented’ or simply ‘brown’ Boronia is a small shrub in the citrus (Rutaceae) family native to the southwestern tip of Western Australia and later introduced to the island of Tasmania.

The small plum-colored flowers conceal a cheerful yellow surprise interior featuring the mega- (large) stigma (the part of the flower that is hairy or sticky and designed to capture pollen). While most of the fragrance is carried in the plant’s megastigma[1], the ratio of leaf matter to flower is necessarily regulated since the leaves inherently contain waxes that influence the aromatic composition of the extract. A rare gem in the fragrance world, Boronia is often adulterated, and its dominant aromatic compound β-ionone – as in the case of many costly extracts – is mostly or entirely synthetically derived. Our supplier has been on the vanguard of Boronia research and production since the early 1980s, successfully increasing the concentration of β-ionone, through the development of clonal varieties, and improving the overall fragrance profile.[2]

1 https://www.afr.com/life-and-luxury/arts-and-culture/perfume-world-goes-mad-for-australian-wildflower-the-brown-boronia-20180928-h15zyx

2 Industry communication.

3 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 105.

4 Tisserand, Robert ad Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 219.

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Nice

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I love this product, Rich and deep scent,

Review by Eissa 11/27/2023

A perfect distillation

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My previous experience with boronia was in attar form - co-distilled with sandalwood. I fell in love with that material, even creating a perfume with it at the center. With the attar no longer available, I went for it and bought some of Eden's boronia absolute, with the aim of recreating the attar by blending it with the appropriate sandalwood. And it was so much better! The attar, being a steam distillation, came with some off notes. The version I made with this absolute has none at all. Their description is accurate: jammy, honey, tobacco, dried apricots and dates, to which I would add a greenhouse flower petal aspect. Overcooked in its pure form, it blossoms in low dilution (or cut heavily with a high quality sandalwood!) This material is definitely pricey, but it is also stunningly rich, multi-faceted, and long-lasting. I hope they keep it in stock.

Review by Deep Field 2/23/2023

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