Bitter almond Essential oil FPA- Morocco – Prunus armeniaca
Not as well known as other perfume materials, bitter almond is one of my favorite materials. Our oil doesn’t not contain traces of prussic acid. The oil sweet, nutty, marzipan, with strong notes of cherry.
The bitter almond comes from the fruit of Prunus armeniaca or the apricot tree. It is a small tree that grows to eight to 12 meters in height and bears white to pinkish blooms. The fruit is a drupe that resembles a small peach, yellow to orange in color, often tinged with red on the side enjoying the greatest sun exposure. The kernel, or almond, is hidden in a hard shell at the fruit’s center.
Odor Description: Cherry, Gourmand, almondy, round, woody
Country of Origin: Morocco
Plant Part Used: Seeds
Extraction type: Steam distillation