As I sat down to complete many of the perfumes that have run out, analyzing formulas, I noticed that essences required for other fragrances were running low. As a precaution to running out I decided to restock many of the essential oils, absolutes and C02 extracts I use most often. To my great dismay a few of them, ambrette seed C02 for example, have become difficult to obtain. When I saw that one supplier was out I started checking other suppliers one by one. I finally found ambrette on one site but was dismayed to hear that they could only offer me a small amount because they too were out of stock.
Mercy! When these challenges arise I often contemplate why oh why did I choose to work in botanical perfume.
For now, I have enough ambrette seed C02 and ideas on how to recreate the scent as an accord if necessary.