Opoponax E.O (SOMALIA)

Adam Michael has this to say “Somalian opoponax essential oil, also known as sweet myrrh, exudes a toffee sweet, fruit spicy, sticky resinous warm, salty, leathery aroma with white wine and chocolate nuances and all of incredible tenacity.

Unlike the absolute we offer this material is of a very liquid and pourable viscosity, amber in colour and produced by steam distilling the resin. In natural perfumery opoponax is used in chypre, fougere, leather bases, oriental bouquets, heavy-floral perfumes and pairs beautifully with frankincense, amber and bergamot naturals. The major constituents are trans beta ocimene and trans-alpha-bisabolene accounting for nearly 75% of this material.”

Botanical Name: Commiphora erythraea

Origin: Somalia