As I sit here, wafting Tunisian Frankincense oil from Attar Bazaar (setting me back less than $8), I’m struck by the perfection of frankincense as a single note. Is there a more complexly beautiful smell than frankincense? I think not. I feel so contented, so complete, that a part of my brain is saying, “That’s it. I’m done. There is nothing that can top this, so why bother looking?”
One tiny little vial, inspiring profound blasphemy…
The Attar Bazaar webpage doesn’t offer much info regarding the notes/actual smell of their attars, but they do claim that frankincense “dispels malevolent, evil and distressing psychic forces.”
I’m a believer.
Other personal favorites containing frankincense:
Balsamo della Mecca/ Mecca Balsam, AbdesSalaam Attar
Baume du Doge, Eau d’Italie
Epic Woman, Amouage
Incense Pure, Sonoma Scent Studio
Lyric Woman, Amouage
Opus I, II, & III, Amouage Library Collection
Timbuktu, L’Artisan Parfumeur
For your further reading pleasure, check out Victoria’s informative entry at Bois de Jasmin.