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Frosty forest nights around a campfire is the aroma captured by Pine Tar Absolute. Pine Tar, the volatile sap of pine trees, is rectified by steam distillation. Enjoy gentle wafts of sweet, smoky, and woodsy notes rounded out with a leathery-tobacco aroma that is the pitch-perfect accent to fougère accords and robust colognes.
Botanical Name: Pinus pinaster
Botanical Family: Pinaceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Resin
Country of Origin: France
Cultivation Method: Wild
Composition: 100% Pinus pinaster
Scent Description: Subtly sweet, smoky notes rounded with a rootsy tobacco dry down.
Blends well with: Vetiver, Sandalwood, Pine, Spikenard, Patchouli, Rose, Jasmine, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Frankincense, Tobacco, Lilac, Palo Santo, Douglas Fir, Black Spruce, Oregano, Mastic, Cypress, and Juniper.
Uses: This tenacious base-note is essential for earthy perfumes, captivating colognes, dapper deodorants, and soothing skin salves.
This Pine Tar essence completes the perfumer’s palette of smoky, leathery notes.
Pine trees are abundant and abundantly beneficial. From needles to roots, every inch of a pine tree has been used historically to human benefit. Pine tar is made by heating pine wood and gentle temperatures so that the pine tar (and water), drip out, leaving behind charcoal. Historically, pine tar has been used as a sealant, a skin salve, and an ingredient in soap. (Pine sap is the thick, sticky resinous fluid that drips from a cut pine trees and pine cones. Pine tar becomes pine pitch when excess moisture is removed.)
To make our Pine Tar essence, pine tar is collected and steam distilled, and the distillate is separated into hydrosol and the concrete. The essences makes for a dapper deodorant and an earthy, foresty cologne. It is also a soothing skin salve that is exceptionally lovely when combined with rosemary and/or eucalyptus essential oils mixed with a dash of jojoba oil.
“To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.”
~ Helen Keller