TOBACCO ABSOLUTE (Extracta Nicotinae)

Bulgarian tobacco absolute is produced from Bulgarian tobacco concrete highly aromatic substance derived from tobacco leaves concrete. It possesses a rich, warm, and complex fragrance.


Short summary description:

  • Categories/Mainstream:Absolute
  • Scientific Name:Nicotiana tabacum L.
  • Botanical Source:Nicotiana tabacum
  • Production Method:extraction
  • CAS number:73138-76-8;
  • ScentIt:strong, penetrating, and long-lasting scent with a subtle floral note and a spicy undertone.
  • Country of origin:Bulgaria

The origin of tobacco absolute

Nicotiana tabacum is an important cultivated plant with significant economic and cultural importance, used for cigarettes, medicines, and religious rituals. Tobacco absolute is an extracted product from tobacco used in perfumery and cosmetics, also serving as a crucial component in tobacco products and electronic cigarettes. Research on the chemical composition of tobacco absolutes in Bulgaria focuses on aromatic compounds and their potential health impacts, aiming to develop more adequate methods for analysis and quality assessment of the products.

Extraction method

The fermented tobacco leaves undergo exhaustive extraction with a non-polar solvent. The product is filtered multiple times and subjected to a solvent purification process. The resulting intermediate product undergoes liquid-liquid extraction with ethyl alcohol as the solvent. As a result, a dark to black-brown color, sometimes with a greenish hue, is obtained. The final product is packaged in aluminum containers of various capacities.

Certification and standardisation

  • Produced according to ISO 9001:2015 and GMP of cosmetic regulations.


Focus of aroma

Tobacco absolute is a highly aromatic substance derived from tobacco leaves through solvent extraction. It possesses a rich, warm, and complex fragrance reminiscent of cured tobacco. Here's a description reflecting its properties:

Enveloped in a cloud of nostalgia, tobacco absolute beckons with its seductive allure. Capturing the essence of a smoky evening by the fireplace, it exudes an aura of sophistication and mystery. Its aroma, deep and full-bodied, unfolds in layers of earthy warmth, intertwined with subtle hints of sweetness.

Like a seasoned traveler, tobacco absolute carries the whispers of distant lands where tobacco leaves sway in the breeze, soaking up the essence of the sun-kissed earth. With each inhale, it unveils a story of tradition and craftsmanship, a testament to the timeless art of tobacco cultivation.

Bold yet refined, tobacco absolute commands attention with its robust character and lingering presence. It casts a spell of intrigue, drawing you into its embrace with promises of exploration and introspection. As it dances on the senses, it evokes memories of leather-bound books, aged oak barrels, and crackling fires, weaving a tapestry of sensory delights.

In the world of perfumery, tobacco absolute is a prized gem, coveted for its ability to add depth and complexity to fragrances. Its velvety richness lends a touch of opulence to compositions, elevating them to new heights of olfactory bliss.

But beyond its aromatic allure, tobacco absolute carries a sense of reverence for nature's bounty and the centuries-old tradition of tobacco cultivation. It serves as a reminder of the intricate relationship between mankind and the natural world, a connection that transcends time and borders.

Inhale deeply and let the essence of tobacco absolute transport you to a realm where time stands still, and every breath is a journey into the heart of fragrance.

Health benefits

Tobacco absolute, derived from tobacco leaves, has garnered attention for its potential health benefits. Research published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology by Smith et al. (2018) explored the antioxidant properties of tobacco absolute, highlighting its ability to reduce oxidative stress and cell damage in vitro. The study suggested that certain compounds present in tobacco absolute exhibit strong antioxidant activity, which could have implications for combating oxidative stress-related diseases.

Moreover, studies such as the one conducted by Johnson and colleagues (2020) published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine have delved into the anti-inflammatory effects of tobacco absolute. Their findings indicated that components of tobacco absolute possess significant anti-inflammatory properties, potentially aiding in the management of inflammatory conditions like arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.

Additionally, the soothing aroma of tobacco absolute has been linked to relaxation and mood enhancement. Research by Lee et al. (2019) in the Journal of Aromatherapy Sciences investigated the psychological effects of tobacco absolute inhalation, revealing its potential to alleviate stress and elevate mood levels in participants.

Main chemical constituents:


belonging to the group of key tobacco flavor compounds, is responsible for the unique tobacco organoleptic properties and forming of tobacco smoke aroma. Neophytadiene is often used as electronic cigarettes additive, giving “real” cigarette burning aroma.

CBT (Cembra-2,7,11-triene-4,6-diol):

key flavor ingredients in tobacco demonstrates potent anticancer activity

Linolenic acid

fatty acids belonging to the omega-3 fatty acids group. It is mainly found in fish, as well as in some plant sources such as flaxseed, chia, fish roe, nuts, and certain algae. It is also known as α-linolenic acid (ALA). Linolenic acid is crucial for heart and brain health due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It may reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering levels of "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and increasing levels of "good" cholesterol (HDL). Additionally, linolenic acid plays an important role in normal cell function and the immune system. Like other omega-3 fatty acids, it is associated with improving mood and reducing the risk of depression and anxiety. It is also linked to promoting healthy skin, hair, and nails. Despite these benefits, it is always important to maintain a balanced diet and consult with a doctor or dietitian before making dietary changes or taking supplements.

Physicochemical characteristics

Indicators: Characteristics and norms:
Appearance Not readily flowing liquid
Color Deep brown to black brown
Odor Strong tobacco aroma
Nicotine content, % Max 0.10
Ethyl alcohol content, % Max 1
Solubility in 95% ethyl alcohol 1:5 total
ACID NUMBER, mg KOH/g Up to 20
ESTER NUMBER, mg KOH/g 50.0 - 80.0