quantity in basket: none
code: 15326


Latin Binomial: Syzygium aromaticum
Plant Part: Bud
Extraction: Absolute
Growing Practice: Ethical
Country of Origin: Madagascar
Odor Type: SPICY


Odor Characteristic: Clove Bud absolute smells very much like the botanical material itself and the odor is about twice as strong as the steam distilled essential oil with no trace of the terpene notes. Odor is oily-sweet, intensely rich and spicy, slightly sour-fruity and very refreshing with woody backnotes. Dryout is powerful, sweet, creamy rounded, full-bodied penetrating spiciness.

Refractive Index: 1.5305 to 1.5200 @ 20° C.
Specific Gravity: 1.0400 to 1.0600 @ 20° C.
Appearance: olive green viscous liquid
BioChemical Class: Phenol, ester
CAS No: 8000-34-8

About the Plant

The evergreen clove tree can grow to 60 feet or more with large oval leaves and clusters of pale flowers that turn from green to bright crimson when ready for harvesting the buds. Most of the commercial output comes from Indonesia, followed by Madagascar and Tanzania.
Perfumery The absolute is especially useful in floral perfumes in which a spicy note is wanted and does not impart the unwanted off notes of its steam distilled counterpart.

The information provided on these pages is not a substitute for necessary medical care, nor intended as medical advice. Always keep aromatic extracts tightly closed and in a cool, dark place, out of reach of children. Never ingest aromatic extracts. Always dilute aromatic extracts when applying topically and avoid areas around eyes or mucous membranes. If redness or irritation occurs, stop using immediately and contact your health provider if necessary.