Oakwood absolute is extracted from virgin wood of the common or English oak, Quercus robur, a large deciduous tree native to western Europe. It has been venerated across Europe and was sacred to the Greeks, Romans, Celts, Slavs and Teutonic tribes, typically associated with the supreme god in their pantheon (Zeus, Jupiter, Dagda, Perun and Thor, respectively). It was also particularly sacred to the Druids, who practiced their rites in oak groves. It has been favoured for its strength, durability, and longevity-- the Stelmužė Oak in Lithuania and the Granit Oak in Bulgaria are believed to be more than 1500 years old, possibly making them the oldest oaks in Europe; The Bowthorpe Oak in Lincolnshire, England is estimated to be 1000 years old, making it the oldest oak in the UK.
The absolute is extracted from wood with a solvent. The scent is rich smoky wood, reminiscent of whiskey, with vanilla undertones.
It is traditionally used in perfumery.
It blends well with bay, benzoin, bergamot, cedarwood, citrus, clary sage, eucalyptus, frankincense, ginger, juniper berry, lavender, oakmoss, rose, sandalwood, thuja, vanilla, and ylang ylang.
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