Description of Olibanum Oil (Boswellia Carterii)

Known for thousands of years in its gum or resin form, Olibanum Oil originated when the art of distillation was perfected a few hundred years ago. The raw material is mainly sourced from Somalia and parts of Arabia, and is widely known as “frankincense.” Powerful, fresh, and highly diffusive, the aroma of olibanum oil has a uniquely green aroma, top note compared to the smell of unripened fruit peels. As it dries, this odor shifts into a rich, woody, and somewhat balsamic sweetness, adding further complexity to this remarkable ingredient. In fragrance, olibanum oil finds heavy use in many high-end perfumes, particularly those that emphasize floral or citrus notes. Olibanum’s subtle sweetness also makes it a favorite among specialty men’s colognes, as the initial freshness and long-lasting dry down compliments spicy or powdery fragrances quite well.

Aroma & Flavor of Olibanum Oil (Boswellia Carterii)

Olibanum, or Frankincense, has a long history within perfumery for its powerful and fresh aroma. The odor tends to vary depending on the genus and species, with certain varieties having sweet balsamic notes, while others emphasize green and terpenic nuances.

Botanical Name of Olibanum Oil (Boswellia Carterii)

Boswellia spp.

Appearance of Olibanum Oil (Boswellia Carterii)

Pale Yellow Liquid







EXTRACTION method of Olibanum Oil (Boswellia Carterii)


Principle Constituents of Olibanum Oil (Boswellia Carterii)

Alpha Pinene

Synonyms of Olibanum Oil (Boswellia Carterii)


Refractive Index of Olibanum Oil (Boswellia Carterii)

1.4650 - 1.4820 @ 20C

Specific Gravity of Olibanum Oil (Boswellia Carterii)

0.8620 - 0.8890 @ 25C

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