Finding quality materials is as important as finding good sources.
Once you’ve found a reliable and trustworthy supplier for your oils (you don’t have to stick with one, you can have several) you need to look at the choices of materials that they offer.
Often, they’ll have different varieties of lavender, rose, jasmine and Ylang Ylang. For instance, the best Ylang in the world comes from the Comoros islands because they distil the super extra grade. Lower grades are Ylang Ylang I and II. If you can’t find the super extra, the Ylang extra is also excellent.
Rose absolute and lavender absolute are preferable oils to work with. Not only are the colours beautiful, but the aroma profile is far richer, rounder and more complex compared to the essential oil.
We consider high-quality ingredients in our food to have a superior taste, so why wouldn’t you do the same with your perfume?
The difference in your fragrance when you work with the best oils you can find, is incomparable.
In the words of Mandy Aftel...
“If you have a vine grown tomato, that’s a terrific variety at the peak of ripeness, that tomato salad is going to be better.”
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