Wednesday, August 11, 2010

a gallery of resins

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….

MYRRH

Somali man collecting myrrh.

from “Beautiful Somalia”, by the Somalia Ministry of Information and National Guidance.

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found in Yemen, Somalia, Ethiopia

100g of Myrrh resin from the Dhofar region of Oman, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

FRANKINCENSE/OLIBANUM

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Frankincense trees

taken by Eckhard Pecher

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Found in Oman, Yemen, and Somalia,

Bag of frankincense at Dubai spice souk, taken by Liz Lawley.

LABDANUM

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rockrose, or Cistus ladanifer, courtesy Wikimedia Commons

IncenseWikiVers

found in the Mediterranean, generally.

image from incense wiki, uploaded by en:User:Sjschen,

PERU BALSAM, ALSO KNOWN AS TOLU

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tolu is found in Central and South AMerica.

from Franz Eugen Köhler, Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen.

AMBER

Wood resin, source of amber.

Photo taken by Emmanuel Boutet

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amber, found all over

from http://minerals.cr.usgs.gov/gips/na/treeslrg.gif

 

GUM BENZOIN

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Franz Eugen Köhler, Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen

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