Clary Sage Absolute
Clary Sage Absolute

Clary Sage Absolute

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Enchanting Clary Sage Absolute offers a sweet, warm amber bouquet that masterfully melds together complex mixtures of field-florals, forest-fougères, and cheery-chypre type essences into pleasing euphoric perfumes and charming coniferous colognes. 

“Clary Sage Absolute is an extremely interesting perfume material, an extremely rich, delicately sweet… somewhat herbaceous odor of great tenacity. The slightly bitter undertone us utilized with good results in amber perfume bases, while the rich and sweet body blends extremely well with citrus colognes and lavender fougères.”
~Steffen Arctander, Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin.

Botanical Name: Salvia sclarea
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae

Extraction Method: Absolute
Part of Plant Distilled: Flowering tops
Country of Origin: France
Cultivation Method: Organic
Composition: 50:50 Salvia sclarea + Organic Biodynamic Alcohol
Consistency: Medium viscosity.
Scent Description: Sweet and balsamic, yet green with herbaceous-hay tobacco tones.
Blends well with: Citrus, Bergamot, Cardamom, Carnation, Cedar, Cinnamon, Cistus, Coriander, Cypress, Fir, Frankincense, Geranium, Hay, Jasmine, Juniper, Neroli, Lavender, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Tobacco, Sweet Vernal Grass, Rockrose, Vetiver, and Ylang.
Uses: Dilute and add drop by drop to your blends for the desired scent. It is a long lasting ambery-fixative for perfumes and a tenacious hay heart note for rootsy-rogue scents.
Components: Sclareol, a solid non-distillable diterpene alcohol that is an excellent fixative. Linalyl acetate, which is a fruity smelling ester.
Contraindication: Sensitive skin types should patch test before using.

Clary Sage is a towering herbaceous perennial with spires of pink and white flowers on sturdy square stems covered with large, soft leaves. All aerial parts of the plant contain aromatic essence producing glands that release a honeyed, musky fragrance. The plants are harvested in August when the fragrance is strongest to produce an extract that is a sumptuous fixative with delicate herbaceous, floral, tea, and amber notes. The aroma is gentler and more herbaceous than Clary Sage essential oil.

“Clary Sage serves to bring awareness within, allowing one to come from one’s deep emotional and energetic core. In doing so, it has a softening effect that can help dissolve any unnecessary hard protective structures we normally use in relating to others”.
~Peter Holmes, Aromatica


Concentrated Clary Sage Absolute is a green waxy paste that can be tricky to combine with other oils. For ease of use, we offer it in a pourable form, pre-diluted with 50% organic alcohol ready for use as part of your palette of perfumery.

An absolute is created by using a solvent to pull the precious plant aromatics from the plant matter. The solvent is then allowed to evaporate leaving behind a beautifully aromatic and highly concentrated absolute. The fragrant molecules are generally enjoyed through inhalation to transport emotions, mind, memories, creativity, concentration, imagination, and meditation across secular thresholds into the sea of cosmic waveforms. The scent story of absolutes unfolds in colognes and perfumes, inhalation mediations, and ambient diffusion infusions rather than as the focus of skin care.