NATURAL PERFUME ACADEMY GLOSSARY
The Natural Perfume Glossary compiled by Justine Crane & NPA
Almond bitter unrectified
Almond, bitter unrectified prunus amygdalus v. amara (toxic) – 3.0000% in perfume concentration
Massoia bark cryptocaryo massoio – prohibited (should not be used in fragrance)
This oil is water-distilled from fungus-infected wood of the tree Aquilaria Agallocha, growing in northeastern India. The tree is also found in China and Vietnam.
An essential oil distilled from the seeds of this tree which grows in India, Indonesia and China. The fragrant flowers are used in tea.
Ajowan oil is steam distilled from the fruits, seeds and sometimes from the whole plant of Ptychotis Ajowan, also known as carum Ajowan or Carum Copticum. The plant is native to India and the West Indies.
perfume medium, diluent, solvent or carrier for a perfume composition; in natural perfumery, 190 proof organic grape or grain alcohol is preferred
Amyris oil is steam distilled from the wood of the Amyris Balsamifera tree, also called West Indian Rosewood. It's odor is woody and sweet with peppery top note.
Angelica root angelica archangelica