INCI: Vanilla Planifolia Fruit (or) Vanilla Tahitensis Fruit
Vanilla absolute is produced, mainly for the perfumery industry. Because vanilla is so highly priced, there are many synthetic substitutes available. True vanilla absolute has a rich, balsamic vanilla aroma; it is also sweet. It exists as a dark brown, solid/liquid that needs warming up before it can be blended for aromatherapy and perfumery use.
Not to be confused with may other vanilla products often found when searching on-line for Vanilla Absolute, as many of these are not the true absolute but are CO2 Essential Oils or other mobilised and probably dilute products.