Natural | Styrax | Benzoin | Sweet | Balsamic | Vanillic
Other name: siam benzoin resinoid, styrax tonkinensis craib ex hartwiss resinoid, gum benzoin, gum benjamin
Benzoin resin is a balsamic resin obtained from the bark of several species of trees in the genus Styrax. It is used in perfumes, some kinds of incense, as a flavoring and medicine.
Benzoin resin is a common ingredient in incense-making and perfumery because of its sweet vanilla-like aroma and fixative properties. Gum benzoin is a major component of the type of church incense used in Russia and some other Orthodox Christian societies as well as Western Catholic Churches.
Most benzoin is used in Arab States of the Persian Gulf and India where it is burned on charcoal as incense. It is also used in the production of Bakhoor (Arabic scented wood chips) as well as various mixed resin incense in the Arab countries and the Horn of Africa. Benzoin tree is from Java, Sumatra and Thailand and grows to 8 meters (20 feet).
In traces, it also enhances Rose accords and can be used in high percentages in Musks and Orientals.
Brand: Ambrosial - Fragrances of Heaven
Product Code: AMB-PI-BERE
CAS Number: 9000-72-0
Appearance: amber brown to dark brown semi-solid to solid (est)
Flash Point: > 200.00 °F. TCC ( > 93.33 °C. )
Shelf Life: 36.00 month(s) or longer if stored properly.
water, 11.61 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Odor Strength: medium
Substantivity: 100 hour(s) at 20.00 %
Odor Description: at 100.00 %. sweet vanilla balsamic woody powdery resinous