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Galbanum CO2 (SELECT)
Mark Evans has this to say “I always thought that Galbanum essential oil was a potent vegetal top note until I smelled this CO2 extraction! This Select CO2 has concentrated galbanum’s strong, terpenic top notes of sharp vegetal green bean and capsicum, grass, herbs and woods into a green powerhouse. If you smell this galbanum CO2 at full strength you’ll find it has a nasal destroying paint thinner / acetone smell to it, which is why I would recommend diluting it down to 1% before attempting to evaluate or experiment with it.
I would suggest using this CO2 in trace amounts as a powerful boost to the green note of florals or herbal accords, chypres, fougères etc. A touch of this would do wonders for Jasmine Sambac or Hyacinth blends to add a top note sparkle.
All extracts of galbanum are very useful to the perfumer as it has a wonderful naturalness of odour in contrast to many of the synthetic green materials such as phenylacetaldehyde, cis-3-hexanol, Triplal and Vertral which are intensely powerful and chemical in character.”
Botanical Name: Ferula galbaniflua