First cultivated by the Totonac people in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, this precious pod has an origin steeped in the timeless tale of forbidden love. The beautiful princess Morning Star had dedicated her life to the Goddess Tonacayohua, and was forbidden to marry. But while out gathering flowers one day, she met a boy and fell in love. They decided to run off together, but were soon found and beheaded. The first vanilla orchid sprouted from where their spilled blood had soaked into the ground, capturing their souls and allowing them to forever live on in unity, with their love transformed into the beguiling fragrance emitted by the plant.
All our synthetic fragrance notes are premium grade, alcohol-free, phthalate-free, and undiluted. We work hard to ensure that your perfume ingredients are top-quality, highly concentrated, and will mix neatly with both alcohol and oil bases. These are not ready to wear as fragrances – they MUST be diluted before applying directly to skin. It is always a good idea to do a patch test for allergies, with both natural and synthetic materials. And of course – do not eat the oils. No matter how yummy they may smell.
Note: Although these are phthalate-free, they are NOT non-toxic. Don't eat them. Don't drink them. Patch test on skin. Dilute before wearing.
Seriously, make sure to start with just one drop and keep testing as you add, because this vanilla is sooo strong that even at less than 1% of some blends I worked on, I could smel...view morel it loud and clear! I made the mistake of adding 3 drops to start in an ounce of a fragrance I was working on, and it was way too much! It lasts foreeeever too. The vanilla scent lingers on long after all other notes have disappeared. Definitely a pleasant scent to dry down to. Impressive quality for such amazing value! view less