The large family of benzoins includes many natural treasures. Here, Styrax benzoin, native to the islands of Oceania, produces its grey-silver resin through exudation. This variety delivers a very amber and mineral fragrance, noticeably similar to that of Ambergris. In the past it was combined and burned as an offering to Jupiter, king of the Roman Gods.
Used part: resin
Origin: Sumatra, Oceania
Instructions for use: As fumigation in an incense burner or on embers. As alcoholic macerate to produce tincture and use in perfumery.