Clary sage grows all over temperate climates, especially in the Mediterranean area. They say the biggest clary sage users are tobacco companies, who incorporate clary sage concrete into their tobacco blends. That should indicate it’s got some relaxing benefits I would think. In any event, this perennial is cultivated on a large scale, worldwide.
Clary sage oil is colorless to pale yellow or pale olive liquid, sweet-herbaceous in odor, soft and somewhat reminiscent of ambra in its bittersweet undertone. Apart from the initial linalylacetate-linalool notes, there is a very characteristic note in the odor of clary sage oil. The note remains in the dryout note on a perfume blotter. Some perfumers describe it as tobacco-like, others as balsamic or tealike. It also has something in common with the odor of cistus and Moroccan chamomile.
Clary sage oil is used in perfumery as an individual body or as a modifier for bergamot oil, lavender, etc or for ambra notes with labdanum extracts, cistus oil, frankincense resinoid,….in chypre bases, fougères, Oriental and tabac-type fragrances and in modern fantasy creations. It blends beautifully with coriander, cardamom, citrus, lavandin, lavender, geranium, sandalwood, etc.
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