Galangal CO2

Kaempferia galanga L.

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Our Galangal CO2, an aromatic oil exhibiting depth and great tenacity, has a fresh, diffusive, sweet-woody, warm, and somewhat spicy aroma with ginger and melon-like top notes that fade to a unique cool, creamy, faintly spicy, floral-woody drydown. It is interesting for natural perfumers who are seeking

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Selected size SKU:352-015 - Galangal CO2 15 ml (1/2 oz)

1 ml (1/30 oz)
$5.75
2 ml (1/15 oz)
$9.50
5 ml (1/6 oz)
$18.00
15 ml (1/2 oz)
$41.00
30 ml (1 oz)
$71.25
59.14 ml (2 oz)
$126.50
118.29 ml (4 oz)
$225.25
236.58 ml (8 oz)
$405.75
473.17 ml (16 oz)
$735.50
$5.75
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Our Galangal CO2, an aromatic oil exhibiting depth and great tenacity, has a fresh, diffusive, sweet-woody, warm, and somewhat spicy aroma with ginger and melon-like top notes that fade to a unique cool, creamy, faintly spicy, floral-woody drydown. It is interesting for natural perfumers who are seeking an intriguing and uncommon material to add to their aromatic palette. It is soluble in fixed oils and 190 proof alcohol. NOTE: Previously known as Ginger Lily CO2.

Galangal CO2 select is extracted from the dried rhizomes (underground stems) of Kaempferia galanga, a small tropical plant that is closely related to ginger; it is commonly cultivated in India, Indonesia,[1] and Malaysia for essential oil production and use in skincare, cosmetics, and perfumery. Common names for Kaempferia galanga are False Galangal, False Ginger, Small Galangal, Maraba, and Resurrection Lily.[2] It is one of several galangal species, with the presumed true galangal being Alpinia galanga.[3]

One of the main constituents of Galangal CO2 is (E)-p-methoxycinnamate,[4] and in this respect it is quite similar in aroma to the essential oil from the rhizomes of Hedychium spicatum – common name Ginger Lily.[5] Other principal constituents are pentadecane and ethyl cinnamate.[6] It is an enlivening addition to muscle and joint massage blends, chest rubs, and skincare preparations.

1 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 322.

2 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 345.

3 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 322.

4 Industry communication.

5 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 322.

6 Industry communication.

7 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 345.

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Fahrenheit 32

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I could swear this oil is in the Dior Fahrenheit 32 formula. but it does not contain it, it is only a direct and personal memory ... It has a smell of green cucumber water, with fruity notes of still green melon peel, with a very long-lasting resinous, spicy, woody, fruity aroma profile. even in drying after 5 days, fruit and wood water is perceived at the bottom. Definitely a unique and beautiful creature.

Review by Juan 5/14/2021

Tropical candy-juice with floral/woody backbone

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I was really shocked by how saccharine this is, candied ginger, melon, mango, pineapple, but also has a creamy tropical floral quality and a light vetiver/labdanum base, really love the co2 extracts available this is truly a gem

Review by Anthony 3/19/2021

Sublime scent, endless possibilities

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I am consistently impressed by the quality and selection of EB's oils and extracts, and this Galangal CO2 does not disappoint. The scent is sublime, intriguing, complex, and truly unique among natural aromatic materials. Straight out of the bottle, the scent is like sniffing the delicate rind of a ripe melon--cool, creamy, smooth. Upon diffusion, one detects the warm, powdery notes of dried root; ginger without the acerbic spiciness, vetiver without the damp earthiness. There are playful hints of pineapple or mango--a tropical sweetness that effortlessly blends into the gentle, creamy melon. I am in love with the scent on it's own, yet my mind is racing imagining the endless possibilities for blending. One could bring out the tropical aspects with a touch of frangipani or ylang-ylang, or explore the material's fruitiness with a bit of blackcurrent bud absolute. One could amp up the spiciness with some ginger fresh EO, or enhance the powdery root aspects with some orris root. This material is divine and deserves to be more well-known among natural perfumers.

Review by MPW 3/11/2018

Holy Pineapples!

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Good HEAVENS this is incredible stuff! This smells so tropical... like (sniff, sniff) melon, for sure but it has a lighter more sparkly note.. of lime and pineapple! FTW? I most certainly get ginger, which is no surprise, judging by the description. Rooty, deep floral like orris too. Wet, like petrichor. This is insane, INSANELY good. On a scent strip it smells mostly of tropical top notes and roots. On my skin it smells like exotic flowers mixed with driftwood. I can't get enough! I'm running around the house like a goofball!

Review by Dutch 1/3/2018

Fantastic

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I am a huge fan of this scent- it is like the flavor of candied ginger combined with the scent of fresh rain, and a touch of honeydew melon. Absolutely delicious

Review by Eliot 1/26/2017

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