This relative of
frankincense smells similar but to me is
lighter and more delicate, more
straightforward and less baroque. It is one of
the ingredients in incense of Abramelin (along
with storax and aloeswood). Olibanum is the
Fire aspect of Elemental
Fire and so
is an excellent perfume for working with
Sylphs or Salamanders. This fragrance is also
good for Sun
work - centering, making safe, and prosperity.
In the Kabbalah, this scent represents the
Sixth Sephira, Tiferet (Tiphareth), and it is
an ingredient in a magick perfume for
Leo. Regular olibanum is steam-distilled from Boswellia serrata in India.
I have something new: Black olibanum. This is much stronger
than regular olibanum but also has a much more piney, cool scent.
The resin it comes from is black, although the essential oil
is not. I think this will be excellent for constructing a Black Sun
oil, since it is opposite the typical vaguely warmish and
resinous scent of regular olibanum. It's steam distilled from
Boswellia neglecta in Kenya.
Combining With Other Essential
The natural fragrance of
olibanum goes well with bergamot,
Regular Olibanum Essential Oil (India)
Black Olibanum Essential Oil (Kenya)
Witchcraft & Magic:
Elemental Fire Magic
Perfumes of the Sun
Go to the resin
2004, 2013, 2013 Harold A. Roth; No reproduction