Absolutes are obtained through a process of solvent extraction. This process, usually practiced without heating allows us to extract the aroma of certain delicate plants that can’t withstand the heat of other extraction methods and produced an essence that is closer to the odour of the original plant and often smells stronger than heat-processed products. Usually reserved for more precious plants, on average absolutes cost more than the majority of steam-distilled essential oils. Look for our absolutes in 5% and 10% dilutions for a more affordable and softer perfume.