galbanum


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galbanum

(găl′bə-nəm, gôl′-)
n.
A bitter, aromatic gum resin extracted from a southwest Asian plant (Ferula gummosa syn. F. galbaniflua) in the parsley family, used in incense and in traditional medicine.
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Bio Shower, an invigorating and energizing fragrance for daily washing, features notes of lemon, orange pulp and sliver of ginger with touches of fresh galbanum.
Opening with the crisp aroma of neroli petals, galbanum and green mandarin, its purely floral top notes and grassy interludes bring to mind the enchantment of a floral garden.
This chypre floral opens with violet leaf, galbanum and rich plum with a heart of crystal jasmine petals, crushed Persian rose, leather, Kerala cardamom and iris with a dry down of Indonesian patchouli, vetiver, golden amber, oakmoss and labdanum.
Rare jasmine from India and galbanum intrigue with an exotic but refined aura.
Rich floral notes comprise the heart -- Indian tuberose, Italian orris, Turkish rose and ylang-ylang, as well as rare jasmine from India and galbanum.
For instance, the following gives advice on how to make an incense: "and the Lord said unto Moses, take unto thee sweet spices, Stacte (also known as storax) and Onycha (also known as labdanum) and Galbanum, also Frankincense; of each there shall be a like weight, and make an incense blended as by the perfumer.