I don’t know about you guys, but I sometimes get confused about the differences between all the different resins out there used in pefumery. So I compiled a gallery, so I could remember a little better….
Somali man collecting myrrh.
from “Beautiful Somalia”, by the Somalia Ministry of Information and National Guidance.
found in Yemen, Somalia, Ethiopia
100g of Myrrh resin from the Dhofar region of Oman, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
taken by Eckhard Pecher
Found in Oman, Yemen, and Somalia,
Bag of frankincense at Dubai spice souk, taken by Liz Lawley.
rockrose, or Cistus ladanifer, courtesy Wikimedia Commons
found in the Mediterranean, generally.
image from incense wiki, uploaded by en:User:Sjschen,
PERU BALSAM, ALSO KNOWN AS TOLU
tolu is found in Central and South AMerica.
from Franz Eugen Köhler, Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen.
Wood resin, source of amber.
Photo taken by Emmanuel Boutet
amber, found all over
Franz Eugen Köhler, Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen