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Basil Oil Comores Type

This yellow to pale green oil has a subtle camphoraceous top note and shows a similar sweetness to the methyl chavicol types making for a somewhat “anisic” type of odor.  Comores types biggest differentiating character from other Basil oils is that it contains little to no linalool.

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Basil Oil Indian

Sweet and mild, with a very green aroma, Basil Oil Indian is somewhat fruiter than its other counterparts, making it a highly popular component of sauces, meat marinades, and other cuisine-related materials. Its rich, herbaceous odor is sometimes used in soaps and perfumery, adding a fresh aniseed-like nuance to other herbal ingredients. The oil blends exceptionally well with bergamot, sage, and oakmoss, as well as fruiter components such as lime oil. Versatile, aromatic, and tenacious, Basil Oil Indian makes an excellent addition to any high-end spice blend or herbal soap perfume.

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Basil Oil Linalool Type

As opposed to the other Methyl Chavicol Type Basil Oils, Linalool Type is a sweeter and fresher smelling variety that is distilled primarily in Egypt. Unlike the Comores type, this Basil Oil is absent of camphoraceous notes and present a perfect odor and flavor balance between the linalool and methyl chavicol.  This linalool type typically contains over 50% linalool.

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Basil Oil Methyl Chavicol type

The Methyl Chavicol types from India and Vietnam are of the more popular contemporary origins of Basil Oil. This Methyl Chavicol (or estragole) Type Basil Oil has the spicy savory profile that is indicative of a high concentration of that component. These two origins are considered “sweet basil oil” which are staples of many herbal and green type fragrances along with their irreplaceable flavor contributions.

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Basil Oil Vietnam

Sweet and herbal, Basil Oil Vietnam has a lighter, less intense aroma than its other counterparts. Its clear, peppery odor makes it a common addition among spicy natural perfumes, as well as all the culinary products Basil is traditionally associated with. The tarragon-like scent of the planet is heavily reminiscent of other sweet herbal ingredients such as anise, licorice, and mint.

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