Frankincense, also known as olibanum, is a resin obtained from the Boswellia tree. It has been used in perfumery for centuries and holds a significant place in various cultures. Boswellia serrata is a tree belonging to the Burseraceae family, and it is well-known for producing frankincense. The resin is obtained by making incisions in the bark of the tree, and it has been used for centuries in traditional medicine, incense, and perfumery. It is primarily found in India, where ours is sourced from, as well as in some neighboring countries like Pakistan.
Frankincense has a rich, resinous, and woody scent with hints of citrus, spice, and balsamic notes. Its complex aroma adds depth, warmth, and sophistication to perfumes.
Frankincense is a Base note found in our Resinous family and is valued in perfumery for its fixative properties. It helps to extend the longevity and enhance the overall scent of a perfume by slowing down the evaporation of other fragrance notes.
Frankincense is often used as a middle or base note in perfumery. It provides a stable foundation for other fragrances and acts as a bridge between the top notes (the initial impression of a fragrance) and the base notes (the long-lasting foundation of a fragrance).
Frankincense has a long history of use in spiritual and religious rituals. It is often associated with purification, spiritual elevation, and creating a sacred ambiance. In many cultures, it is used in ceremonies, prayer rituals, and meditation practices to promote a sense of calm, focus, and spiritual connection.
Overall, frankincense is highly regarded in perfumery for its distinctive fragrance, fixative properties, and historical significance. Its inclusion in perfumes adds an element of elegance, depth, and spiritual connection.
Frankincense has been used in religious and spiritual rituals for thousands of years. It is associated with sacredness, purification, and spiritual elevation. In many cultures, it is burned as incense during prayer, meditation, and religious ceremonies to create a reverential atmosphere and invoke a connection with the divine.
Frankincense has a rich history of use in ancient civilizations such as Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Persia. It was highly valued as a precious substance and was offered as a gift to deities and royalty. It has been mentioned in religious texts, including the Bible, where it was one of the gifts presented to baby Jesus by the Magi.
Frankincense is often associated with spiritual symbolism and has deep symbolic meanings. It is seen as a symbol of prayer, sacrifice, and devotion. Its fragrant smoke rising towards the heavens is believed to carry prayers and intentions to the divine realm.
Frankincense has been attributed with healing properties in traditional medicine systems. It is believed to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effects and has been used to cleanse and purify the air and the body. In some cultures, it is used for fumigation to ward off evil spirits and negative energies.
In certain cultures, frankincense plays a significant role in traditional festivals and celebrations. For example, in Oman and other Gulf countries, the annual Khareef Festival celebrates the harvest of frankincense and showcases its cultural and historical importance.
Frankincense has been an important trade commodity throughout history. It was highly sought after and traded along ancient trade routes, contributing to the economic prosperity of regions where it was produced. It played a significant role in the development of trade networks and cultural exchange between civilizations.
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Please note this product format is a small vial that contains roughly 20 drops of scent concentrate. This can be purchased à la carte but is intended to be used with our Perfume Kit.
Latin Name: Boswellia Serrata
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Country of Origin: India
We are a natural perfumer; all of the scents in our library are derived from plants.
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