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Preparing Orris Root for Perfumes

Orris root used in many perfumes is the dried rhizome of German Bearded Iris (Iris germanica). This is a photo of mine blooming in the spring. I promised my neighbor about 30 rhizomes so today I dug them for her … Continue reading

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Perfume, Oakmoss and Treemoss (Evernia furfuracea)

Oakmoss (Evernia prunastri) and Treemoss are closely related, and both are common and grow in the US. ┬áMost of the Oakmoss/Treemoss harvested for the perfume industry comes from France and Eastern Europe. ┬áThe photograph looked like a moss growing on … Continue reading

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