Musk Root Extract @ 25% for perfume and incense. Ferula Moschata, Sumbul.
This listing is for the fragrant extract of Musk Root, Ferula Moschata/Sumbul in 95% food-grade ethanol.
It is produced by macerating the powdered fresh roots in alcohol at a ratio of 1 to 3 for 12 weeks.
I am delighted to finally offer this classic aromatic extract to my customers! I spent the last 12 weeks preparing and fussing over it and finally, this fragrant tincture is ready for use in perfume blends, incense and other formulations.
I have searched far and wide for many years trying to source this classic ingredient. I am so pleased to finally offer it in the shop to my customers.
Also called Sumbul, Sumbal and Ferula Sumbul, Musk root was used in the 1800’s by the Russians as a botanical replacement for Deer Musk.
Not only does it have a deer Musk heart note, but it acts like a traditional animalic. Musk Root is an excellent fixative in perfumes lending tenacity and longevity to fleeting top notes. Not only this, but Musk Root pulls together an aromatic composition, enlivens it and adds a whole other dimension to perfumes, in much the same way as the traditional Animalics in the shop.
Even sitting in a closed bag in the studio, the aroma of the Musk Root escapes and marries with the other aromatics nearby, creating beautiful and unintentional transitory compositions for the errant nose!.
This aromatic has great potential in both perfumery and Incense-making. It has been used in traditional/religious incense blends in Persia and India and is used in traditional medicine.
Musk Root contains about 9% aromatic resin and 3% essential oil. The resin portion may be a contributing factor to its unique fixative properties.
An Absolute can be made from the extract by evaporating the alcohol gently in a shallow dish, covered with a cloth for a few days.