PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING REFERENCED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IS FOR INFORMATIONAL USE ONLY. THE RESULTS REPORTED BELOW MAY NOT NECESSARILY OCCUR IN ALL OUR CUSTOMERS.
Galbanum has an intensely earthy green, vegetal, Grassy,
woody-resinous (soil-like), faint lemony overtones, slightly raw and bitter,
slight musky backnote and dries down to balsamic-woody. It also acts as a
fixative to make fragrance last longer.
HOW IS IT EXTRACTED?
Galbanum oil is derived via steam distillation from the resinoid that comes from the trunks and roots of the Ferula galbaniflua plant, which historically grew in ancient Mesopotamia and later Persia. The flowering heads resemble those of angelica or fennel, with which it shares the force of character. The resin is naturally produced when the plant is wounded, in nature's coping mechanism to heal. The pure oil is, however, often adulterated with pine oil which may be why some batches and imports smell more of green, snapped pine needles than others. Oil is obtained in Iran.