Juniper berries are one of the main flavourings used in the preparation of gin. (Whether or not this is a positive connotation to have will most likely depend on your relationship with the spirit). Thankfully juniper berry oil itself is a very pleasant fruity aromatic.
Like juniper, angelica root is often used as a flavouring of gin.
Spicy, dry and green.
Do not be fooled by the name, carrot seed oil smells nothing like carrots. Often called the ‘iris of the poor’, it has the same rooty note but is altogether more cheerful and fruity and so the two partner together excellently.
from Italy, France and Morocco
Precious iris concrete is made from the root (not the flowers) of the iris germanica and iris pallida plants. Extremely labour intensive, each root has to be dried for 5 years during which time oxidation develops an aroma that is powdery grey and beautiful to the point of sadness.
Vetiver (a grass whose roots are dried and aged before being distilled) has a distinctive peppery woody note that is easily recognisable and very attractive, whether used judiciously or as a main component.
Super crisp, clean and dry wood.
Iso E Super
The understandably popular synthetic Iso E Super is a transparent woody amber so silky smooth and modern it could almost be described as metallic; like a piece of perfectly milled aluminum.