There’s a lot of confusion about the various Artemisias. They tend to grow all over the temperate and cold-temperate zones of the planet. The origin seems to be eastern Europe and the Near East.
Essential oil of Artemisia vulgaris is a pale yellow to almost colorless liquid. The odor is powerful, fresh-camphoraceous, somewhat green and bitter-sweet, with a cedarleaf-like topnote and a rosemary-sage-like bodynote. The drydown is very pleasant, sweet-herbaceous and tealike.
The flavor is warm, almost pungent, but also bitter-sweet, showing a slightly cooling effect in higher dilution.
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It should be kept in mind that there are numerous types of this oil on the market, and that wide variations in odor and flavor can be expected depending on the origin of the oil.
For perfumery uses, the essential oil is used to impart freshness and warmth to lavender-colognes, chypres, fougères, pine fragrances, etc. Artemisia vulgaris blends well with oakmoss, patchouli, rosemary, lavandin, pine needle, clary sage, rosemary, and it’s stable in soaps. It also has a great tenacity.
Curling bell in the morning, artemisia path winding
Whistling autumn drizzle, willow smoke light
Glance back China, mountains and rivers beautiful
Raise head to blue sky, stars and moon bright
Quatrain & Translation by Luo Zhihai (1954-, China)
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