Tobacco Leaf Absolute (aromatherapy)

From various species of Nicotiana (the tobacco plant) come the leaves which, in the cured state, are known as tobacco. An infinitely small percentage of the world production of these cured leaves ends up in the perfume raw material factories to be processed into concrète by petroleum ether or benzene extraction. The concrète is then extracted with alcohol to yield an absolute. This extraction is carried out in France and in the U.S.A., occasionally in other countries. The “Virginia” type of tobacco leaves is generally preferred, although other types have been used.
Tobacco Leaf Absolute from Concrète is a dark brown, semi-solid mass of strong, almost repulsive odor, faintly reminiscent of cigar tobacco.
Arctander, Steffen . Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin (p. 715).

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