Indonesia Massoia

The masterpiece tropical gentle fragrance of the perfume world massoia oil

Massoia Bark is predominately used in the perfume and flavor industry

The genus Cryptocaryo is comprised of more than 350 species distributed throughout the tropics, subtropics and the temperate regions of the world. The Massoia tree in particular has been used extensively as traditional medicine in a number of ethnobotanical practices in its endemic island of Indonesia, New Guinea.

Massoia lactone is an alkyl lactone derived from the bark of the Massoia tree (Cryptocaria massoia) which is found in Papua, Indonesia though the compound can also be found as a component of cane sugar molasses, cured tobacco and the essential oil of Sweet Osmanthus (Osmanthus fragrans).

Massoia Bark originates from Indonesia/Papua and is extracted using steam distillation/co2 distillation from the bark of the Massoia tree. Massoia Bark has a very unique aroma due to the high Lactone content. Lactone is a chemical compound that is rarely found in essential oils. Due to the high Lactone content unique essential oil — notes of creamy caramel, butter, sweet, milky and smooth Sandalwood layer fittingly with freshly toasted coconut, somewhat peachy fruity and promotes a calming and relaxing atmosphere.

The oil is produced by steam distillation after the chopping then pre-grinding of the tree bark.


Produced from the bark of the Massoia tree, lactone is used in the dairy industry as a food flavoring and additive, perfumery cream and shampoo

Botanical perfumery:

Perfume Note: Base

Massoia provides a warm tropical milkiness to like-sandalwood accords.

Blends Well With:

Agarwood, Ambrette Seed, Champaca Pink, Frankincense sacra, Genet Absolute, Jasmine grand, Jasmine sambac, Labdanum, Lavender, Lotus Pink, Neroli, Osmanthus, Patchouli, Petitgrain sur Fleurs, Rose Otto, Tuberose, White Ginger Lily, Ylang Ylang Extra, Bergamot, Cedarwood (all types), Chamomile Roman, Cinnamon (all types), Copaiba, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Patchouli, Orange Blood, Orange Sweet, and Spearmint

Massoia perfumes:

Huemul Fueguia 1833 for women and men

Reve d'Escapade Givenchy for women

Boss Pure Hugo Boss for men

Cafe Massoia Amberfig for women and men

Black XS for Her Eau de Parfum Paco Rabanne

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