Information submited: June 15, 2023 By: OperaDreamhouse
Botanical Name: Iris Pallida
Common Method of Extraction: Solvent extraction
Part Typically Used: Root
Color: Dark brown or reddish-brown
Perfumery Note: Middle or Heart
Strength of Initial Aroma: Rich, floral, powerful and long lasting powdery note, sweet woody berry raspberry earthy sandy powdery fatty
Self life: 5 - 7 years
Iris rhizome absolute, derived from Iris Pallida, has a thick and viscous consistency. The absolute is known for its rich and sticky texture, often resembling a dense and syrupy resin. The viscosity of Iris rhizome absolute is due to the high concentration of aromatic compounds extracted from the rhizomes of the iris plant. Its thick consistency makes it valuable in perfumery and cosmetic formulations, as it provides a lasting and substantive base note.
In the production of Iris rhizome absolute from Iris Pallida, the primary part of the plant used is the rhizome itself. The rhizome refers to the underground stem of the iris plant, which is commonly referred to as the "Orris root."
The rhizomes of Iris Pallida are harvested and processed to extract the aromatic compounds through solvent extraction. The absolute is obtained by using solvents to dissolve the essential oil components of the rhizome, resulting in a highly concentrated aromatic extract.
Iris Pallida are highly valued for their fragrance and are known for their unique and powdery scent. They are extensively used in the perfume industry as a base note and fixative due to their long-lasting and complex aroma.