Oakmoss is found in mountainous temperate forests across the Northern Hemisphere.
Varying greatly in colour from olive green, mint green, yellow, to white, this fungus grows on branches and trunks of oak trees. When used in a fragrance, Oakmoss adds an earthy, rich, forest-like quality to the overall blend.
Its creamy softness means that it is often used in Chypre and Fougère fragrances. Oakmoss is also commonly used in fragrances because it is a fixative, meaning the overall fragrance will last longer on the skin.
Elizabeth Arden’s iconic fragrance, Red Door is rich and elegant. Fine floral notes and deep woods make this fragrance a timeless classic. A base of Oakmoss adds a distinctive sharpness and sensuality to this popular fragrance.
When present in a fragrance, Oakmoss will have you dreaming of deep, dark, magical woods, a perfect complement to floral fragrances.