Opoponax (Commiphera guidotti) essential oil/Ethiopia

Opoponax (Commiphera guidotti) essential oil/Ethiopia

Music, surely, was
the art nearest akin to odour. A superb and subtle chord floated about
him; it was composed of vervain, opoponax, and frangipane. He could not
conceive of a more unearthly triad. It was music from Parsifal.
Visionaries, by James Huneker


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Opoponax is a pale yellow or orange colored liquid displaying a rich, intensely sweet, balsamic-resinous aroma with a delicate fruity-spicy undertone of good tenacity.

In natural perfumery is used in chypre, fougere, incens ebouquets, leather bases, Oriental bouquets, forest notes, heavy-floral perfumes