Raw materials and environment

The raw materials used in Isotta fragrances are all of natural origin, preferably certified organic or harvested in the wild. Essentially essential oils obtained by hydro-distillation, also CO2 extracts (a process of extraction using high pressure), more rarely isolates (fractions of a distillation) and very few molecules obtained by biotechnologies (fermentation is an example).

None of our absolutes are obtained by extraction with petrochemical solvents, that are always left in traces. Resinoïds are alcohol extracted. Alcohol comes from organic wheat and is produced in France, it is not denaturated, or rather it is but solely because it is mixed with the perfume concentrates.

It is possible to find a large documentation on Internet about perfumery raw materials (when we have time we will add articles on the subject).

Raw materials Isotta fragrances
Laboratory Isotta Parfums - Blotters

Those raw materials are cultivated and harvested worldwide by small artisan producers, selected over the years. We also buy from Grass housses whose sourcers do a remarkable job.

We have created a map below that shows the origin of each raw material we use.

It is unfortunately impossible to make perfumes using solely local products, sandalwood doesn’t grow under our tropics, no more than vanilla or vetiver… It may be conceivable to formulate one, a cologne for instance, here is a project !

We use screw-on sprays on our glass bottles, it allows the later to be recycled, or re-used. The packaging and silk papers come from sustainably managed forests. A minimum of plastic is used (spray). The blotters are in paper. The containers in the lab are glass. The raw materials are kept in glass as well as the concentrates.

The perfumer does for you what she does for herself: she pays attention to all these little details at every level of her work.

Carte du monde Matières premières

Indonesia

Vetiver
Patchouli
Nutmeg

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Comores

Ylang-Ylang

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Madagascar

Vanilla
Vetiver
Clove

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Venezuela

Tonka bean

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Honduras

Styrax

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Tunisia

Rosemary

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New Zealand

Ambergris

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New Caledonia

Sandalwood

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Italy

Lemon
Bergamot
Orange
Petitgrain

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Bulgaria

Rose
Lilac
Zdravetz
Lavender

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Ukraine

Coriander

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Spain

Ciste
Labdanum

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France

Orris
Red thyme
Clary sage
Lavender
Carrot seed
Angelica root
Blackcurrant bud
Petitgrain clementinier
Lentisque Leaf oil Corsica
Natural molecules from biotechnology

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Morocco

Atlas cedarwood

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Laos

Benzoin resinoid
Agarwood

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Salvador

Peru Balsam

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Brazil

Green mandarin

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Mexico

Orange

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Somalia

Frankincense

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China

Osmanthus
Ho Wood
Cedrol

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United States

Natural molecules from biotechnologies
Virginian cedarwood
White grapefruit
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Colombia

Frangipani
Gardenia
Tuberose

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Egypt

Neroli
Jasmin
Geranium
Cumin
Lime

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India

Ambrette

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Illustrations match the first raw material of each country’s list.