Perfumery Materials & Kits

 

We focus on sourcing the highest quality, finest examples of rare essential oils and absolutes.  We purchase these materials in larger quantities to formulate our own line and believe all those interested in perfumery deserve access to these incredible aromas.  One can spend infinite amounts of time and money sampling and sourcing the best essences to craft fine perfumes.  Our selections are carefully curated to reflect our penchant for exotic, beautiful essences.  

Our 1/4 oz. essences are housed in sturdy vintage made-in-the USA apothecary "lip" bottles.  (Bonus points if you discover why they're affectionately called lip bottles.)

30 ml. beaker - Providence Perfume Co.
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30 ml. beaker - Providence Perfume Co.

30 ml. beaker

$7.00

 Conveniently sized 30 ml. borosilicate glass beaker with pour spout for measuring, weighing and creating perfume.

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Apple Natural Fruit Compound - Providence Perfume Co.
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Apple Natural Fruit Compound - Providence Perfume Co.

Apple Natural Fruit Compound

$18.00

Reminiscent of the aroma of ripe golden delicious apples!  Our natural apple essence is a proprietary blend of essential oils, fractions and natural isolates that recreate the scent of apple.  This essence is useful in creating fresh colognes, chyphres or fruity scents.     middle note

1/4 ounce

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Apricot Natural Fruit Compound

$18.00

Our natural apricot essence is a dead ringer for the real thing.  Our favorite fruit essence, this apricot compound is a proprietary blend of essential oils, fractions and natural isolates that recreate the scent of apricots. This essence is useful in creating fresh colognes, chyphres or fruity scents.     middle note

1/4 ounce

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Balsam of Peru Essential Oil - Providence Perfume Co.
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Balsam of Peru Essential Oil - Providence Perfume Co.

Balsam of Peru Essential Oil

$11.00

Balsam of Peru possesses a sweet, vanilla like aroma. This is the finest quality balsam of peru we've experienced and love to use it in amber accords, or as a vanilla extender.

base note

1/4 ounce

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Basil CO2 - Providence Perfume Co.
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Basil CO2

$28.00

Basil CO2 - Providence Perfume Co.

Basil CO2

$28.00

A basil that smells like sweet tea?  Yes! This rare carbon dioxide distillation of basil does have hints of herbs, but it's sweet and lightly spicy and not what you would think of when smelling fresh basil. We like it in tea accords, with other green herbs like tomato, rosemary and celery, combines beautifully with lavender and adds depth to floral blends. Unique.

middle note

1/4 ounce

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Bay Essential Oil - Providence Perfume Co.
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Bay Essential Oil - Providence Perfume Co.

Bay Essential Oil

$10.00

This bay leaf oil is specially distilled for us by a small organic farm in Jamaica.  Sweet, spicy and round this bay is exceptional.  The perfect spice addition to Oriental perfumes and intrinsic to Bay Rum formulation.

top-mid note

1/4 ounce

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Beeswax Absolute - Providence Perfume Co.
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Beeswax Absolute - Providence Perfume Co.

Beeswax Absolute

$40.00

French beeswax absolute.  Dark, musky, complex with a light sweetness tempered by an underlying earthy amber depth. Less sweet and more complex than our honey absolute.  A hard-to-find base note with excellent fixative properties that blends beautifully with floral accords, orientals, fruity floral blends and chyphres.  base note

please note this material is solid at room temperature and must be heated in a hot water bath to become liquid

1/4 ounce

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Benzoin Essential Oil - Providence Perfume Co.
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Benzoin Essential Oil - Providence Perfume Co.

Benzoin Essential Oil

$10.00

It's becoming difficult to source a high quality benzoin (styrax benzoin) essential oil of late.  Many benzoins contain a strong rubbery back note that is undesirable.  We love our sweet ambery benzoin and find it an indispensable base note.  A must have essence for creating an amber accord, our benzoin has a lightly sweet aroma and excellent fixative properties.  (We recommend heating the benzoin in hot water to make it easier to dispense.)  base note

1/4 ounce

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Bitter Almond Essential Oil - Providence Perfume Co.
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Bitter Almond Essential Oil - Providence Perfume Co.

Bitter Almond Essential Oil

$14.00

Our bitter almond oil is diluted to 50% making it easier to use in formulating.  Bitter almond is an incredibly powerful essence that can add a cherry or almond note to fragrances when used lightly.  Try enhancing the almond note by pairing it with vanilla, coconut pulp and tonka.  To enhance the fruity cherry aspect of bitter almond, try pairing with jasmine grandiflorum and pink grapefruit.  Warm, sweet and fruity bitter almond is a distinct accessory note useful increasing gourmand or fruity floral scents.   top to mid note, diluted with fractionated coconut oil, suitable for alcohol, oil and solid perfume formulation. Over time, this essence can crystallize in the bottom of the bottle. This does not effect the aroma of the oil. Prussic acid free.

1/4 ounce

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Black Tea Absolute 10% - Providence Perfume Co.
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Black Tea Absolute 10% - Providence Perfume Co.

Black Tea Absolute 25%

$42.00

We have a small quantity of rare black tea absolute available. This gorgeous tea absolute is the most concentrated black tea we've experienced, and arrived as a rock-solid black mass requiring alcohol dilution to render it usable. Please note this 25% dilution of black tea absolute is still very potent and a little bit goes a long way in fragrance formulation.

With notes of Ceylon, leather and tannin this specialty oil adds unique fragrance qualities. An excellent modifier, Try it with bergamot, sandalwood, Jasmine or tobacco.

  basenote (may need to be shaken prior to use)

1/4 ounce

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Boronia Flower absolute

Boronia Flower absolute

$50.00

Boronia. BORONIA!!! Sunshine and flowers and happiness in a bottle.  We have been obsessed with this rare floral absolute since first sniff, spending years ordering samples to find just the right one and sourcing a reputable supplier for this outrageously costly essence.  Boronia grows predominantly in Tasmania and it's not unusual for Boronia to cost upwards of $1,000.00 per ounce!

After locating a sample of the most utterly beautiful boronia we had ever experienced, our founder doggedly set about saving up to purchase a larger quantity only to find the exquisite lot she had sampled had sold out last year. After much pleading (and yes, some groveling was involved), the supplier searched in the far reaches of their warehouse and was able to locate the last of this very special lot.

We are so very thrilled to be able to offer for purchase some of this beautiful boronia from the magical lot of last year.

 

 1ml - 5ml

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Borosilicate glass funnel and filter papers for filtering perfume - Providence Perfume Co.
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Borosilicate glass funnel and filter papers for filtering perfume - Providence Perfume Co.

Borosilicate glass funnel and filter papers for filtering perfume

$8.00

 A 50 mm short stem glass funnel with 10 qty. quantitative cellulose filter papers for filtering small quantities of perfume.

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Bourbon Rose Absolute

Bourbon Rose Absolute

$70.00

This extremely rare distillation of rosa bourboniana comes from South India, where the bright pink roses are revered for their intense color and aroma.  The absolute is dark red in color and possesses a unique aroma of roses mingled with incense, coffee and balsamic floral tones.  It is the most unique rose absolute we've ever experienced. We have a limited quantity available, and invite you to experience this rare bourbon rose absolute while you can.

heart note

1/4 ounce.

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Cannabis Essential Oil - Providence Perfume Co.
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Cannabis Essential Oil - Providence Perfume Co.

Cannabis Essential Oil

$50.00

Our hard-to-find cannabis essential oil is extracted from hemp and is THC-free.  It's sharp earthy green aroma blends well with citrus oils, particularly lime and bergamot as well as rose, sandalwood, vanilla and patchouli.  Perfect for adding a unique musky green note to perfumes. Try adding a small amount to floral blends to add richness and intrigue.  

middle note

1/4 ounce

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Cedar Wood Fraction Essential Oil - Providence Perfume Co.
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Cedar Wood Fraction Essential Oil - Providence Perfume Co.

Cedar Wood Fraction Essential Oil

$15.00

This is not your traditional cedar!  A unique fractional distillation of cedar wood with a deep suede-like aroma possessing hints of ink and precious wood.  A rare specialty oil with richness, depth and excellent longevity. Far less astringent than traditional atlas cedar and much more complex. 

top-middle note

1/4 ounce

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