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Oakmoss (Evernia prunastri)
This lichen (a combination of a fungus and algae), which hangs from trees
like Spanish moss,
was found in Egyptian
tombs. It is a fixative in chypre-type perfumes
(named after Cyprus, the home of this moss) and was a popular 16th-century
perfume. It is collected in Yugoslavia, France, Italy and Morocco.
Extraction: Absolute, concrete
(vacuum-distilled from absolute). Offers an earthy, full and slightly sweet
Emotional Attribute: Creates
sense of home, attachment, belonging.
Associated Oil:Tree Moss
(E. furfuracea) --This lichen has a sharper odor than oakmoss, especially
when it grows on pines, which contributes a turpentine-like quality to
the original bouquet.