Oakmoss is a dark green lichen with a beautiful forest-like, mossy aroma. It is used in perfumery to add deep, earthy tones to a fragrance or product.
Oakmoss is a species of lichen, that usually grows on oak trees but also fences, walls, rocks and soil and can be found throughout central and southern Europe. Lichens are mysterious and fascinating, they are different types of organisms living in symbiosis, and we still have a lot to learn from them.
Oakmoss absolute and oil form the base for the chypre fragrance family and are also popular in oriental perfumes. Oakmoss blends extremely well with earthy and floral essential oils such as patchouli and jasmine, as well as citrus fruits and vetivert oil.