Benzoin Pack

The Scent-of-Old-Library-Books Resin

This pack is a perfect introduction to the use of benzoin resin in perfumes. Benzoin is one of the core ingredients in the classic amber accord, as well as a perfect companion for vanilla in woody compositions. Overall it gives a perfume a soft radiant, subtly powdery, vanillic, old books touch.

The pack includes a benzoin specimen (8% solution)*, a strip of Papier d’Armenie** and 6 x 1 ml perfumes to explore its use, namely:

Bijou Romantique (Etat Libre D’Orange)

PG25 Indochine (Parfumerie Generale)

Phul-Nana (Grossmith)

Tabac Rouge (Phaédon)

Ombre Indigo (Olfactive Studio)

Terre de Sarment (Frapin)


Read more on these in the Benzoin edit.


Some quick math: if purchased separately the total price for these 6 samples would be £15. This pack costs £12 and it includes a sample of a raw material and a curio incense paper. As part of the yearly subscription this same pack would have been only around £10 (with no shipping cost and 10% discount code for full size purchases). Whichever way you add it up, that’s a bargain.


* DISCLAIMER: the included sample of benzon resin is for smelling and educational purposes only. Do not put it onto your skin (please use a paper blotter), in your eyes or in your mouth.

**Papier de Armenie is essentially incense paper which has been soaked in benzoin resinoid. It can be burned to release its rich aroma or  it can be used in a confined space to infuse a subtle note of benzoin..

Regular price £12.00
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