Natural Tinctures

Tinctures are one of the methods used in natural perfumery to extract the scent from materials, particularly those that cannot be steam distilled or cold-pressed. Tinctures capture the aromatic profile of a material by steeping it in alcohol, much like how one would make a vanilla extract.

Making a Tincture:

Examples of Materials for Tinctures:

Using tinctures in natural perfumery can offer a broader palette of aromas, mainly when certain materials don't produce essential oils or absolutes in appreciable quantities. They can also capture more delicate and nuanced profiles of materials, providing an authentic and diverse array of scents for a perfumer's formulation.