Originally Posted by Indie_Guy
This is meant with no disrespect, but my best olfactory memory of growing up Catholic is an intermingling of incense, communion bread and the boozy fumes radiatiating from our beloved, late, alcoholic, red-faced, Irish priest ( I didn't really know what that smell was-- only later in life when I became a bartender and found myself in the constant company of drunks, did I realize why our priest smelled like he did).Someday I'm going to find a way to bottle that. I'm going to do a series called "Lapsed Catholic" joking about that of course
Very funny! I love your sense of humor as much as your known talent for telling interesting little stories !
btw, I am not a religious person, but I have a certain respect for 'tradition & cultural heritage', and
I happen to love the smell of subject incense.
: too bad I don't know what Madini incense really contains. I am quite familiar with olibanum oils, and although there are slight differences according to provenance, they smell more or less the same: fresh and inspiring, like clearing Einsteins brain from yesterdays formulas and a thousand numbers! It doesn't smell like mass! Solid incense has almost no smell, until it melts. And then I get something camphoric first, again not what we are looking for. Only in the aftermath, the cold smell in the air is at least slightly similar to the mix(?) we call frankincense.
says, the word incense comprises all kinds of things and smells, just think of the countless different Asian incensense sticks.