When a natural perfume lacks roundness then spices might be a good addition to the formula, including the gorgeous nutmeg absolute. It adds a warm, sweet, spicy note to the blend unlike anything else. Nutmeg absolute is a darker orange color whereas the essential oil is a golden color. Nutmeg has a very long history in the spice trade. 18th century gentlemen were known to carry monogrammed pocket graters to sniff the stuff because the dry spice can actually give you a high.
In cooking, freshly grating whole nutmeg is much more aromatic than the pre-grated spice. My family hosted a German foreign exchange student and she loved brussels sprouts with nutmeg and butter. I can't smell it without having a fond memory of Doreen. It's often used in cooking and I highly recommend grating it over your cheese pastas. I get my whole nutmeg at Penzeys Spices.
At July's in-studio workshop we will be highlighting nutmeg absolute. Come smell it for yourself!