“The botanical name of this seaweed (loose term) is Laminaria digitata, found within the North Atlantic Ocean. This Oarweed absolute along with the more commonly used (in perfumery) Fucus vesiculosus are both brown algae. However, aromatically they are entirely different. To my nose the opening notes of this material are reminiscent of the smell that greets you when you walk inside a pet shop crossed with the dry mustiness, green and slight vegetative qualities I detect when smelling geranium leaves.
The middle notes are more marine inspired, ambergris, moss, fungal, broken wood washed ashore covered in seaweed and morning salty water. Blends well with mosses – oakmoss, treemoss, cedarmoss, cedarwoods – virginian, texas, atlas, himalayan along with galbanum, labdanum, cypress white, vetiverts, nagarmotha. Provides a substantive, fresh ozonic note where required.”
Botanical Name: Laminaria digitata