Description and usage notes:
Probably more commonly known as Frankincense Resin, the perfumery industry has largely adopted the synonym olibanum for products of the Boswellia species, hence that is used for this product.
Very deep base-note that adds the distinctive incense note as well as giving excellent fixation, especially to citrus.
This is an IFF product extracted from Boswellia carteri and diluted by them in Tri-Ethyl Citrate to make it mobile and easy to use.
Description from IFF: “Balsamic, warm and mineral, full and long lasting note, reminiscent of church.”
Note that this is quite a different material from the widely available essential oil of olibanum (frankincense), which is much higher in terpenes with far more top-note and less incense effect.
Arctander points out that: “Olibanum Resinoid is a valuable fixative, but it also lends its own peculiar odor to the perfume (see odor description under Olibanum Oil and Absolute), Since the essential oil content is only about 8%, the Resinoid of Olibanum has a much more versatile application in perfumery than has the essential oil.”