More about Elemi (Canarium Luzonicum)
High quality “Manila” Elemi is a deliciously aromatic, soft and sticky resinoid, consisting of a solution of solid resin in essential oil. It has a light, canary-yellow color,and is largely solidified, presenting an opaque and granular fracture. Wood chips and other foreign substances are often found in this resin.
Manila Elemi is the soft, fragrant oleoresin obtained from the trunk of the Canarium luzonicum. The resin Elemi is pale yellow or greenish in color and has a balsamic fragrance, smells a bit like Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare).
Through steam distillation an essential oil can also be produced. It has been used as an ingredient of incense, perfume, soaps and varnish.
Other names: Resina Elemi, Gummi Elemi, Manila Elemi, Kenari Tree, Pili.
It has a fragrant, fresh terpeney, peppery, lemony, woody, balsamic and spicy fragrance. In perfumery it is a freshener and top note component. Perfume-note: Middle to Top.