Galbanum CO2

Ferula galbaniflua Boiss. & Buhse

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Our Galbanum CO2 has a somewhat softer aroma than steam distilled Galbanum – it has a very intense, diffusive, tenacious, bittersweet green, leafy-earthy, and bell pepper-like aroma, with a smooth woody/balsamic undertone. This powerful aromatic is the one to reach for to impart a true naturalness

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Selected size SKU:354-015 - Galbanum CO2 15 ml (1/2 oz)

Sample 1 ml (1/30 oz)
$2.00
5 ml (1/6 oz)
$12.25
15 ml (1/2 oz)
$22.50
30 ml (1 oz)
$40.00
59.14 ml (2 oz)
$69.50
118.29 ml (4 oz)
$122.50
$2.00
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Our Galbanum CO2 has a somewhat softer aroma than steam distilled Galbanum – it has a very intense, diffusive, tenacious, bittersweet green, leafy-earthy, and bell pepper-like aroma, with a smooth woody/balsamic undertone. This powerful aromatic is the one to reach for to impart a true naturalness to perfume compositions. One notable fragrance that has a top note dominated by Galbanum is the classic green floral Chanel No. 19 launched in 1971.[1]

Galbanum has excellent fixative properties and, due to its intense aroma, requires only extremely small quantities to impart its green notes and to fix top notes and accords, with similar effects for middle and base notes. Interestingly, the science behind Galbanum's powerful odor intensity (as in other strongly scented botanicals) is the presence of extremely minute amounts of volatile nitrogen compounds. The Romans considered the aroma of Galbanum as "the smell of green,"[2] so it goes without saying that this essential oil is practically a standard for adding green notes to natural perfumes. Modern perfumers have referred to the aroma of Galbanum as "opulent", "mystical" and "primitive".

The use of Ferula galbaniflua in for incense and skincare goes back thousands of years.[4] Extracted from the resinous gum of a flowering plant native to Persia, it was used by ancient Egyptians in cosmetics and perfumery and finds mention in the Old Testament as a sacred ingredient for incense. The elevating aroma is said to evoke peace and balance in the spirit and is a valuable addition to massage blends and muscle and chest rubs. The extract is suitable for addition to skincare preparations, particularly for oily or mature skin.

1 Rhind, Jennifer Peace. Fragrance and Wellbeing, 2014, p. 261.

2 Rose, Jeanne. 375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols, 1999, p. 82.

3 Naturals Compendium, International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc., 2009, p. 55.

4 Rose, Jeanne. 375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols, 1999, pp. 81-2.

5 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 257.

6 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 290.

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Fascinating

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Oh goodness, this is amazing. River peak apothecary could not have said it better. I was almost afraid to try it, that I would be left with an un-usable potion of wasted oils....I thought wrong! Blended with oakmoss, spices and woody oils and a touch of opoponax - this galbanum is exquisite. So unusual, I love it. Don't be afraid to try it

Review by Redhawk 1/29/2023

What it smells like

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Don't let that bell pepper description put you off. I HATE green peppers, but that's not what that smells like to me. It's like you have a garden of fresh English peas, peapods full to bursting and just as many flowers ready to turn into pods. Then you stick your and hands in that garden and crush all that greenery straight into your face. It's just like that, but maybe a little stronger.

Review by River Peak Apothecary 4/17/2019

Everything I love about galbanum, without the bitterness!

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This new co2 version of galbanum is a more refined version of the old essential oil we know and love. There is no better ingredient to help you achieve fresh, grassy scents. When paired with florals, it smells like spring. When paired with resins it smells like incense. This material is one of the most versatile I've ever worked with, and I’m finding the co2 to be even more useful in my blends. It gives a gentle "twist" to scents without the typical bitterness that you find in the steam distilled galbanum. Absolutely breathtaking!

Review by J 6/16/2017

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