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Botanical Name: Vanilla planifolia

Plant Part: Flower

Extraction Method: Solvent Extraction

Origin: India

Description: Vanilla is a perennial herbaceous climbing vine that can grow up to 25 meters (82 feet) high and takes up to 18 months to produce its first flowers. The small yellow-green orchid blooms for only a few hours before wilting unless it is naturally pollinated by insects - a rare occurrence - or hand- pollinated by workers.

Color: Light yellow brown to dark brown liquid

Common Uses: Vanilla Absolute is popular for its sweet and gentle scent, and is widely used in the perfume and cosmetic industries.

Consistency: Thick and viscous, this absolute has been dewaxed and is liquid in warmer weather. If not fluid, it should be placed in a hot water bath in order for the absolute to liquefy.

Note: Middle

Strength of Aroma: Medium

Blends well with: Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Sandalwood, Tangerine, and Ylang-ylang.

Aromatic Scent: Vanilla Absolute is one of the most well known scents. The Absolute oil has a rich, sweet, vanilla odor.

History: The Totonacs of Veracruz, Mexico are credited as its first cultivators of vanilla bean. In the 1400's The Aztecs showed the Spaniards how vanilla could sweeten their chocolate and perfume their cigars, and the long, dark vanilla beans became part of the Spanish empire's rich colonial trade as early as the middle of the sixteenth century.

Cautions: It is important to note that all absolutes are extremely concentrated by nature. They should not be evaluated in this state unless you are accustomed to the undiluted fragrance. For those trying Absolutes for the first time, we strongly recommend they be evaluated in dilution. Otherwise, the complexity of the fragrance - particularly the rare and exotic notes - becomes lost. Not suitable for candles.

Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.

IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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Rating: Star
Absolutely gorgeous natural vanilla scent! Fantastic Base Note for natural perfumery. I am working on a sweet Gourmand accord right now, and this absolute is working as a great fixative in my initial batches. (Do not heat up like Benzoin to allow drip, it will evaporate). Dilute with oil or Perfumers Alcohol before using. Thumbs up for this Absolute!

By: , Mississauga, Ontario
Loyal Customer Since: 03-Nov-2014

Rating: Star
I absolutely love this absolute! It smells divine, five stars isn't enough! Just a few drops to my body butter gives it a rich, wonderfully sweet (but not too sweet) and relaxing vanilla aroma that has my customers begging for more! However I am deeply sadden by the extreme price increase. It was about $13 for 5ml when I bought it in early 2014 and now the price has nearly tripled! Not sure my fledgling company can afford to continue using this delightful absolute in products; I was considering using it to create a signature scent too!

By: , Edmonton, Alberta
Loyal Customer Since: 30-May-2013

Rating: Star
This such a soft delicate scent. I mixed it with ylang ylang extra, and it smells just like jasmine granauorium. I love it! :)

By: , Penetanguishene, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 24-Jul-2006

Rating: Star
When I think of vanilla, this is it. I made some perfume with it and the vanilla is the perfect background smell and it stays strong if not becomes the strongest with time. My perfume is 2-3 weeks old and the vanilla at first was faint but now it has a presence. This is nice, sweet flower vanilla smell. I love it!.

By: , Nepean, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 17-Nov-2011

Rating: Star
Absolutely heavenly! A little goes a LONG way. If you are looking for a true perfumer's vanilla, this is the one! So warm and sweet, reminds me of an old perfume that I have been looking to replace for years! Next time I will definitely get a bigger size.

By: , Burlington, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Apr-2010

Rating: Star
Now I'm not normally a Vanilla fan so I was hoping for something sweet but not overpowering....unfortunately I chose the wrong vanilla for me...this scent was very strong, overpowering, and sweet for my nose....and didn't smell great on my skin either (neither did the Cocoa so I'm starting to think sweet scents & I just don't agree). Fortunately, I have a friend who loves Vanilla so I gave it to her. :)

By: , Brampton, Ontario
  Top Reviewer
Loyal Customer Since: 30-Mar-2011

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