Blackcurrants are an old world fruit that were first harvested in Russia in the 11th century. Its deep connections can still be found in my local Russian market where when picking up my Birch water, Blackcurrant fruit juice can be found close by. I’m no stranger to Crème de cassis either, a delicious fruity liqueur that holds a steady place in my sipping collection among the Iris and Violet liquors. Use of the fruit grew to other countries where in places like the UK, the bottled juice is a shelf staple.
Blackcurrant Bud Absolute retains those fruity notes found in the fresh fruit and juice. There are green notes too. Blackcurrant reminds me of tomato stems in the garden, more so than the green tea reference that has been commonly referenced. Hints of animal floralness like Hyraceum absolute appear as well. Blackcurrant Bud lifts white floral compositions such as White Rose, Jasmine and Jonquil. The absolute is a miserable bugger to work due to its Birch Tar like thickness but we’re fond of the effort for the pure love of aromatics.
Suggested uses: In wood and amber based notes. Lifts white flowers such as Jasmine, Tuberose and Jonquil. Also recommend use with Sandalwood, Neroli and Vanilla. This is a very sticky, thick absolute and may require warming in a hot water bath before use.