The intangible elusive aromas of flowers are not stored in the plant, of the petals like an essential oil. Instead they are continuously released by the by the breath of the plant metabolism. Absolutes are a method of extraction to capture
the moment of the flower’s fragrance. Absolutes differ in chemical composition than essential oils (which are made though steam). Absolutes are more complex; extraction through dissolving (rather than extraction though
evaporation; used only for perfumery to enjoy the potent aspects of their heady aromas.