Clary sage

Clary sage is an herbaceous plant native to southern Europe. It is now cultivated all over the world, especially in Russia and China. This medicinal but also aromatic plant is very fragrant in its natural state. Perfumers can use its essence, obtained by steam distillation of the plant. Extraction with volatile solvents is also possible and enables to obtain a concrete and then an absolute of clary sage. These different perfumed products can be used to create chypre notes. By the way, this raw material is present in the floral and chypre eau de parfum ïōdé. It is also an excellent fixative that can be found in ferny accords.