On account of their similarity, Juniperus thurifera var. gallica, De Coincy, a shrub that is widely distributed in southern France, is readily confounded with /. Sabina. Hence, like J. phoenicea, it is probably used in the distillation of savin oil3).
The oil is almost unknown. A small sample obtained by Schimmel & Co. from Professor Dr. P. Guigues of Beyrout, had a pleasantly aromatic odor that reminded faintly of savin. d18o 0,9246; aD between +1 and +2°.