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Benzoin Resinoid 50%

50% Benzoin diluted in 50% Benzyl Benzoate, This has quite a thick consistency but is still easy to work with. Should it be a little difficult just keep it near a warm source for 5-10 minutes and it will be easy to work with. (maybe place the bottle on a radiator but make sure the cap is on! or submerge the bottle in a bowl of hot water.) 

Like Myrrh and Frankincense, Benzoin has been used for thousands of years as an ingredient of incense, and to drive out evil spirits, and like these two it is both soothing and stimulating.

Botanical Name: Styrax benzoin

Origin: Laos

1 review for Benzoin Resinoid 50%

  1. Mauricio

    Benzoin may be the resin I appreciate the least, but it is an outstanding material. This offering makes this tricky substance much easier to work with in exchange for some of the natural’s oomph, a trade-off I’m satisfied to take. It reminds me of ‘champagne’, whereas Styrax makes me think of brandy and Labdanum evokes whiskey to my mind.

    It is somewhat sparkly, understated and, as a friend says, shy, carrying its duties as a long-lasting uncomplicated base note with aplomb. Adding a bit of Moss and highly diluted Black Pepper Absolute to it creates the illusion of bubbles exploding in your nose, making the champagne aspect shine. My favorite combination, though, is mixing it with Iris and/or ionones for a treat of olfactory plush that lasts for hours.

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