Originally known as “Exotic Basil” or “Reunion Basil” due to its unique place of origin, Basil Oil Methyl Chavicol Type is now mainly produced in India and Vietnam, where it has become the more popular contemporary source of the basil profile. The designation of “Methyl Chavicol Type” (or Estragole) is indicative of the oil’s high concentration of that component, imparting a spicy and savory profile that is commonly used in modern cuisine. Material from India and Vietnam is considered to be “sweet basil,” which is also a staple of many different herbal and green-type fragrances, alongside their irreplaceable contributions to the flavor industry.