Amyris (Amyris Balsamifera), also known as West Indian Sandalwood, is a tree native to the Caribbean and Central America. Its wood is used to extract essential oil, which is commonly used in perfumery.
Amyris essential oil has a warm, woody, and slightly sweet aroma. It is often described as having similarities to sandalwood, with creamy and balsamic undertones. The fragrance of Amyris is generally considered to be smooth, calming, and grounding.
Amyris is known for its fixative properties, meaning it helps to prolong the scent of other fragrance ingredients and increase the longevity of perfumes, making it a base note in our library. Amyris is in our Woody family.
Amyris blends well with a wide range of other fragrance materials, including floral, citrus, herbal, and woody notes. It can add depth, richness, and a touch of sweetness to fragrance compositions. Amyris is often used to soften and round out sharper or more intense scents.
Amyris is a versatile ingredient that can be used in various types of perfumes, including floral, oriental, woody, and gourmand compositions. Its warm and comforting scent lends itself well to both masculine and feminine fragrances.
Amyris is native to the Caribbean region, and it holds cultural significance in countries like Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Jamaica. In these cultures, Amyris is often used in traditional practices, rituals, and folk medicine.
In Caribbean and Central American cultures, Amyris has been used for its potential medicinal properties. It has been traditionally used for its calming and grounding effects and is believed to have benefits for relaxation, stress relief, and soothing skin conditions.
In some cultural practices, Amyris may be associated with spiritual rituals or used as an offering in ceremonies. Its warm and woody aroma is thought to create a sacred and harmonious atmosphere, aiding in meditation, prayer, and connecting with higher energies.
Like many plants and trees, Amyris may have folklore and superstitions associated with it in different cultures. It might be linked to beliefs related to protection, purification, or warding off negative energies.
In some regions, Amyris wood has been traditionally used in craftsmanship, such as carving, making musical instruments, or creating decorative items. The wood's durability and pleasant scent make it a valuable material for various artistic and practical purposes.
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Please note this product format is a small vial that contains roughly 20 drops of scent concentrate. This can be purchased à la carte but is intended to be used with our Perfume Kit.
Latin Name: Amyris Balsamifera
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Country of Origin: West Indies
We are a natural perfumer; all of the scents in our library are derived from plants.
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