Vanilla absolute, Vanilla plantifolia, is a legend in fragrance.Vanilla frees the spirit from frustration, tension and unhappy memories. We use the Bourbon variety from Madagascar. The aroma is rich sweet and has a balsamic, full-body fragrance.The oil of fermented seed pods is known as balsam of vanilla, exuded as rich, reddish drops of fragrance. Natural fermentation of the pod progresses over a month's time. The absolute is a solid, black mass, which is liquefied into a perfume . Vanilla absolute increases security. I also use it to help resolve issues leading to obesity and psychological imbalances.
As a natural perfume ingredient, vanilla absolute is a base note, extending the fragrance and length of the blend. It is compatible with most aromas, especially roses, clove, patchouli and champaca. Dose lightly, more than a few drops can overwhelm a blend.
The cost has increased over 4000% the past several years.