Galbanum oil is steam-distilled to yield a Clear, pale yellow or olive mobile liquid. Resinifies easily with exposure to air. Its fragrance profile is intensely green, potent, powerful, sharp, cut grass, parsley leaf, parsley tea, green wild leaves in the winter in the Wadi, dirt, balsamic, fresh. Hints of powder (tingle in the note – sharp powder like ground glass, not soft). Hints of pine, woods, peppery, elemi-like balsamic. Develops into woody/floral/balsamic dryout and hints of powder.
Galbanum Oil (aromatherapy)
Galbanum Oil is a colorless to pale yellow or pale olive-yellow, mobile liquid which possesses an intensely green, fresh-leafy odor with a dry- woody undertone of balsamic, bark like character. A very striking description often heard is “like green peppers or tossed green salad”. The oil has a pine-like topnote which is less pronounced in the odor of the resinoid.
Arctander, Steffen . Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin (p. 302).