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Benzoin, Siam 50%(50% absolute/50% ethanol) / Sweet, Balsamic, Vanilla-Like / $30 oz Styrax tonkinensis in 50% perfumer's alcohol

  • Product # 1109
  • Part Distilled resin
  • Growth Method wild harvest
  • Origin Laos

The best gum benzoin is obtained in Siam by incisions made in the trunk of the tree, after the tree has attained the age of five or six years. The resin is white and transparent at first, but after a short time the outside of the lumps turn of a brownish color. About three pounds are given by each tree for about six years. Benzoin is the frankincense of the far East and has long been used for incense in the Romish, Hindu, Mahometan and Buddhistic temples and probably in the Israelitish worship. Wealthy Chinese fumigate their houses with its grateful odor.

Spatula, Volume 1

The absolute of Siam Benzoin is extracted from the balsamic resin of the tree, Styrax tonkinensis.  Diluted in 50% perfumer's alcohol (ethanol) it is a pourable, thick, somewhat sticky amber liquid.  The odor of the absolute is pleasant, delicate sweet balsamic with a distinct vanilla odor.

Benzoin(Siam) is valued as a fixative in perfumery, in colognes, in alcohol for "pre fixation" prior to preparation of colognes and lotions. Also valued for use in oriental perfumes where it imparts its sweet balsamic notes, in powdering fragrances etc.

Blends well with agarwood eo and co2; agalia seed abs; allspice eo and co2; ambrette seed eo, co2 and abs; angelica root eo, co2 and abs; angelica seed eo; amyris eo; anise seed eo; anise seed eo and co2; bay leaf eo and abs; beeswax abs; buddhawood eo and co2; calamus eo and co2; champa white flower eo; champa white leaf eo;  cananga eo; cedarwood eo and abs; cardamom eo, co2 and abs; cassia bark eo and co2; cinnamon bark eo, co2 and abs; cocoa co2; clove bud eo, co2 and abs; costus root eo and co2; copaiba balsam eo; cistus eo and abs; cypress eo and abs; cypriol eo and co2; clover sweet abs; fenugreek eo, co2 and abs;  elemi eo and abs; fir balsam abs; fir needle eo; frankincense eo, co2 and abs; glabanum eo, co2 and abs; guiacawood eo; gurjun balsam eo; juniper berry eo and co2; helichrysum eo and abs; labdanum abs and eo; lawang eo; massoia bark eo and co2;  muhuhu eo; myrrh eo, co2 and abs; orris root eo, co2 and abs; nerolina eo; pachouli eo, co2 and abs; pepper black eo; peru balsam eo and abs; peppermint eo, co2 and abs; palo santo eo; oakmoss abs' pine needle eo and abs; poplar bud eo and abs; rosemary eo, co2 and abs; sandalwood eo, co2 and abs; siamwood eo;  tolu balsam abs; spruce eo and abs; tonka bean abs; vanilla abs and co2; vetiver eo, co2 and abs; ylang eo and abs

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Note: Limit 10 samples per order.