Ambrette Seed Oil is steam distilled from the dried seeds of Abelmoschus moschatus (synonym Hibiscus mochatus), also popularly known as the Hibiscus plant or Musk Mallow. This perennial shrub is native to the tropics of Asia, Northern Australia and Africa; Abelmoschus moschatus is a close relative of Okra and now also grows in the tropics of Central and South America.
The Abelmoschus moschatus plant produces bright yellow, hibiscus-like flowers with purple centres, followed by hairy seed pods containing several kidney bean-shaped seeds. The seed pods are dried before distillation. Ambrette Seed Oil is an excellent plant-based substitute to animal musk notes in perfumery, and has a highly persistent scent, which makes it perfect as a fixative or a base note in fine fragrances.
Note Classification - Base (Excellent Fixative)
Extraction Method - Steam Distillation
Parts Used - Seeds
Other Names - Musk Mallow, Musk Okra, Abelmosk, Annual Hibiscus, Bamia Moschata, Galu Gasturi, Muskdana, Musk Okra, Ornamental Okra, Rose Mallow, Tropical Jewel Hibiscus, Yorka Okra