Pistacia Lentiscus is a hardy shrub that grows widely throughout the Mediterranean. It has a very distinct resinous smell and produces a resin known as mastic which is exclusively cultivated on the Greek island of Chios, famous for its mastic production which is known as locally 'Tears of Chios'.
Lentisque has a green and woody opening which instantly conjures up the aroma of the lentiscus, rising under the hot Mediterranean sun. Mastic essence and absolute are blended with galbanum which heightens the intense green top notes. Cistus resin and dry woods soften the green accord which evolves into an intimate, animalic musk with hints of ambergris.