Opoponax Absolute

Adam Michael has his to say “Opoponax absolute is produced by solvent extraction of the gum resin and then transformed into an absolute through alcoholic washing. The aroma is an infusion of luscious sweet toffee, soft dreamy vanilla, balsamic woods and sprinkled with liquorice, cinnamon, incense and earth. Jam red in colour, of a very thick consistency that will become pourable with bain-marie. Opoponax absolute showcases its beauty best when it is diluted at 10% in perfumers alcohol.”

Arctander has this to say “Opopanax Resinoid is a popular fixative in high-class perfumery, if and where its dark color is no drawback. Its warm, powdery, Oriental and spicy effect is utilized in countless combination fixatives for forest-notes, moss-notes, Oriental bases, “powder” type perfumes, spice fragrances, heavy florals, etc.”

Botanical Name: Commiphora guidotti

Origin: Somalia. Produced in France

Alcohol Soluble: Yes

Wholesale weights (all prices excluding vat): 50G = 35 Euros. 250G = 100 Euros.