- Opoponax, Wild
Harvested in Somaliland, distilled in England
Also known as "Sweet Myrrh." Opoponax is one of the few essential oil plants native to the deserts of the Middle East. Has some properties similiar to myrrh.
This oil is very interesting to the perfumer, as Mr, Arctander describes it as "vegetable-soup-like, slightly animal-sweet." I couldn't have said it any better!