Description of Balsam Peru Oil
Less viscous than its resinous counterpart, Balsam Peru Oil retains the same sweet, Vanilla-like characteristics expected of Balsam, but in a much more fluid medium. The refined quality allows it to be used in a wide range of flavor and fragrance applications, from chocolate candies to high-end perfumes. Its mellow, balsamic odor makes it particularly popular among Oriental-style perfumes, as the rich scent can compliment more delicate floral ingredients, such as orchid and rose.
Aroma & Flavor of Balsam Peru Oil
Sweet and woody, reminiscent of vanilla and cinnamon. Odor retains a rich, powdery, balsamic nuance, while the flavor is spicier and more balsamic.
Latest Market Info: Feb, 2021
November 2020, December 2020, and January 2021 have all been cold and rainy within Central America, with high winds adding even more challenges for harvest. Balsam Peru trees are currently unable to be tapped, making the crop delayed until the end of February. Production will be heavily reduced as a result of this.