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    Default What's the most expensive oil/ingredient found in fragrances?

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    Default Re: What's the most expensive oil/ingredient found in fragrances?

    As of 2005:
    Oudh wood from India: $50,000 per kilo
    Iris-root butter from Florence: $47,000 per kilo
    Turkish rose extract: ? Very expensive
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    Genuine musk is hardly existent anymore and thus extremely expensive. I believe only very few natural perfumers actually use it, and perhaps some bespoke perfumers in the Arab/Asian world. Most of it is probably wasted on ancient "natural viagra" formulas.
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    Default Re: What's the most expensive oil/ingredient found in fragrances?

    Interesting..

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    Default Re: What's the most expensive oil/ingredient found in fragrances?

    To the excellent comments by pluran and the_good_life, I'd add genuine ambergris (from whales) and high-grade jasmine.
    Oakmoss and high-grade sandalwood will be scarce in the future, and therefore those prices will rise. And oakmoss is facing health restrictions in its usage, as well.
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    Oud/Agarwood, Mysore Sandalwood, Ambergris, Broom, Jonquil, Orris, Jasmine, Lotus, Orange blossom, just to name a few. Many of these are now only in use as modifiers to synthetic replacements.

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    Default Re: What's the most expensive oil/ingredient found in fragrances?

    My list:

    Aged Mysore Sandalwood
    real Heliotrope
    real Ambergris
    real Agarwood (black) from old trees
    Oak Moss
    Melissa
    Fine Rose
    Jasmin
    Carnation
    Beeswax absolute
    Champaca
    Genet (Broom)
    Pink Lotus
    Orris Root
    Tuberose

    All of these are quite pricey, and anything certified organic is about double the price.

    BTW, does anyone know why Melissa is totally banned by the IFRA? I looked on their website and there was no reason listed.

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    saffron?

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