lusive , unusual , complex....galbanum was revered by the Egyptians and used in perfumery and much more . Galbanum's aromatic properties made it valuable as an insect deterrent , antispasmotic for childbirth problems , and regenerative for mature skin when blended with violet leaf and rose . ( not for use on younger skin )
Galbanum is anti-viral , and although of low vibratory rate , when blended with other resins such as Frankincense , it's vibratory rate rises drastically . Galbanum is mentioned in Exodus as a favorite oil of Moses , and was an important ingredient in the ancient Egyptian scents Metopion and Mendesian : which we can experience today through the imagination and creation of Dawn Spencer Hurwitz .
Galbanum is native to Iran ( Lar Valley of ancient Persia ) , and still one of the few places on Earth today where it is obtainable . A member of the Ferula family of plants ( Ferula gummose ) , galbanum resinoid and galbanum essential oil present two different odor profiles . The resinoid is deeper , woodier and more resinous green and used as a fixative base note . The essential oil is intensely green , similar to green pepper and green peas , giving floral bouquets a leafy , fresh quality .
An oleo resin is obtained by injuring the bark and collecting the liquid which is exuded . The oil is then steam distilled from the resin .
monoterpenes , pinene ,carene , sesquiterpenols : guaiol , galbanol ; coumarines
Fragrances famously containing galbanum :
Chanel No. 19
Balmain Vent Vert
Parfumerie Generale Bois Blond ( a fave of mine...)