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beeswax

sweet tobacco, honey, flowery, powdery that's what it says how beeswax absolute smells. I would add "dark", animalic and musky. It is a waxy, hard material at room temperature and you have to melt it in a water bath (gently) in order to be able to pour it. That's what the bottle label you see in today's picture looks a bit worn. You can get it for instance from Biolandes. I got mine from Essencia, 100 gr, with certificate of analysis, confirming that except for 0.01% Benzyl alcohol it does not contain any components that need to be declared in accordance with the EU 76/768/EWG, attachement III/1 (allergens) regulations. Thus, it is a very safe to use product.

But not easy to use. First it is rather strongly colored, reddish almost. Then it needs careful dosage, I  think, as the tobacco honey animalic note becomes very easily overpowering. I would say it is somewhere in the middle between a heart and a head note. Some of the sweetness may even expand into the fragrance body. In a sense, I think, it should be used like an animalic extract, a modifier in a sense, in low dosage, adding a musky sweetness.

I have not used it in any fragrance so far. But I used it recently, in a context that I would describe as "noir", animalic, leathery, head notes related, and if you look closely at today's picture you can see that the 100 ml beeswax bottle is part of a larger picture. I cropped the larger part of this picture that I took when I mixed this somewhat dark fragrance. I mixed enough for a few hundred purse spray size bottles. I am doing something quite special with it.  I will continue talking about it soon: Stay tuned. Thank you.

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