Galbanum/Ferula galbaniflua absolute

Galbanum absolute

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The Galbanum absolute is a solid plastic mass which is brownish-orange in color and displays a warm. rich, green, resinous bouquet with a resinous-woody undertone. The high, sharp, green top-note of the essential oil is greatly reduced in the absolute and the balsamic/resinous/woody notes more pronounced. The aromatic life of the absolute is more balanced from top-note to dry-out. The tenacity of the blend is very good allowing it to serve as an excellent fixative in many natural perfume compositions

Blends well with agarwood eo and co2; amyris eo; anise eo and co2; anise, star eo and co2; arauacaria eo; artemisia eo's; basil eo, co2 and abs; bay leaf eo and abs; benzoin resinoid and abs; birch bud eo and co2; buchu leaf eo and abs; camphor eo; caraway eo and co2; carrot seed eo, co2 and abs; cedarleaf eo; champaca abs and attar; cinnamon leaf eo; citrus eo's; cistus eo and abs; clary sage eo and abs; clove leaf eo; copaiba balsam eo; costus root eo and co2; cubeb eo; cypress eo and abs; elecampagne root eo, co2 and abs; elemi eo, resinoid and abs; fennel eo and co2; fir balsam eo and abs; flouve abs; frankincense eo, co2 and abs; geranium eo and abs; ginger eo, co2 and abs goldenrod eo; guaicawood eo; gurjun balsam eo; ho leaf and ho wood eo; jonquil abs; juniper berry eo, co2 and abs; lavindin eo and abs; lavender eo, co2 and abs; lawang eo; melilot abs; muhuhu eo; narcissus abs; oakmoss abs; patchouli eo, co2 and abs; pepper eo, co2 and abs; pimento leaf eo; pine eo and abs; rosewood eo; sandalwood eo, co2 and abs; seaweed abs; styrax eo, resinoid and abs; spruce eo and abs; tarragon eo and abs; tonka bean abs; valarian eo, co2 and abs; verbena eo and abs; vetiver eo, co2 and abs; violet leaf abs; wintergreen eo

It is an excellent choice for oriental bases, chypres, fougere, forest notes, incense bouquets, sacred perfumes, amber bases, green notes

“And the LORD said unto Moses, Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; these sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall there be a like weight: / And thou shalt make it a perfume, a confection after the art of the apothecary, tempered together, pure and holy: / And thou shalt beat some of it very small, and put of it before the testimony in the tabernacle of the congregation, where I will meet with thee: it shall be unto you most holy.”

‘Inside it is even as a bazaar. Surely thou shouldst have been with me. Across the narrow streets the gay lanterns of paper flutter like large butterflies. When the wind blows over the roofs they rise and fall as painted bubbles do. In front of their booths sit the merchants on silken carpets. They have straight black beards, and their turbans are covered with golden sequins, and long strings of amber and carved peach-stones glide through their cool fingers. Some of them sell galbanum and nard, and curious perfumes from the islands of the Indian Sea, and the thick oil of red roses, and myrrh and little nail-shaped cloves. When one stops to speak to them, they throw pinches of frankincense upon a charcoal brazier and make the air sweet. I saw a Syrian who held in his hands a thin rod like a reed. Grey threads of smoke came from it, and its odour as it burned was as the odour of the pink almond in spring.
A House of Pomegranates, by Oscar Wilde