Our motivation

Olibanum was designed with a clear and simple intention. Perfumery – especially in the case of niche brands – has always told stories, but does it actually improve the scent?

Stripping away a perfume in order to discover its fundamental dimension and its pure and accessible creations is the very essence of Olibanum.


Simplicity is one of Olibanum’s pillars. Perfumes that say how they smell and that smell how they say aim to be everything except ordinary.


Because we strive towards a minimum ecological impact, and this will drives all our decisions.


At Olibanum, we want perfume to contribute to the well-being and we are committed to supporting different humanitarian projects and developmental aide.

Olibanum & olibanum

In order to express our creativity and uniqueness, we chose olibanum, a rare resin that is more precious than gold, at the very origin of the perfume.
Coveted by pharaohs and kings of antiquity, this burnt offering, which adorned altars around the world in India, Africa, Europe, and Mesopotamia, was believed to convey the prayers of rituals both sacred and secular.
Even today, this resin purifies the atmosphere, relaxes, and soothes the mind.

As the signature scent of our OLIBANUM collection, both unveiled and accentuated, Olibanum essence blends with an emblematic raw material of perfumery.

From India all the way to the Horn of Africa and passing through the Sultanate of Oman, the olibanum resin is harvested by cutting into the bark of the Boswellia tree to awaken its woodsy, aromatic, balsamic, mineral, spicey and lemony tonalities.
All of our OLIBANUM fragrances contain a CO2 extracted olibanum from Somalia, one of the most renowned varieties.

Supercritical CO2 extraction entails implies treating a natural aromatic raw material with CO2 in the supercritical state. In this state, CO2 has the viscosity of a gas and the density of a liquid, which makes it an effective solvent and an ecological extraction process that is more environmentally friendly for the olfactory qualities of raw resin.

Our founder

Gérald Ghislain

With his abundant imagination, Gérald Ghislain founded Histoires de Parfums in 2000. This brand with its creations, which are particulary romantic and rich in temperament, continue to seduce enthusiats of olfactory stories about notorious characters, emblematic raw materials and mythical years.

In 2021 with the pandemic in full swing, this entrepreneur, brimming with ideas, launched his Olibanum creation. While Histoires de Parfums tells stories and spins dreams, Olibanum is all about the scent. If these creations are void of storytelling, it's simply to return to and focus on the purity of the raw materials. And for an added personalized touch, each perfume has been designed around olibanum, his favorite scent.

Over the course of his travels, Gérald Ghislain has discovered the splendor of numerous countries associated with perfumery. At the same time, he has seen some of challenges that communities in some regions of the world face. Thus, it is not surprising that he wanted to give a humane dimension to Olibanum, by creating a perfume house committed to supporting humanitarian projects and economic development.

Our fragrances

Stripping away a perfume in order to discover its fundamental dimension and its pure and accessible creations is the very essence of Olibanum.



We follow a ‘reasonable’ philosophy through every element of our product.
By ‘reasonable’, we mean to strive and do our best in order to minimize our impact on the environment.




At Olibanum, we believe perfume can raise awareness about the well-being of people around the world.
Therefore, we allocate a part of our revenue to fund humanitarian projects.


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