When frankincense is used in perfumery, it is referred to with its old name Olibanum. The name Olibanum is derived from the Arabic word “al-luban” which means “that which results from milking”.
I have been working for a while on combining oils and extracts from different species of Boswellia to find a perfect representation of this amazing piney, lemony, resinous, aromatic, complex, austere incense and I believe I have succeeded to some degree.
'Olibanum' starts of with green gassy pine which passes through cypress wood and leaf then to the resin itself at the heart of the fragrance. Later, after the incense is spent, there remains a slightly smoky ash note .