Originally Posted by mumsy
I have been wondering about the types. I have four from different sources:
Botwellia Thurifera is the medium leaning to citrussy
Another unmarked one is much sharper and almost citrus lime thin - probably the cheapest sort I would imagine
Bosellia carterii is slightly darker churchy incensy
and one that is soft and heavy and almost faecal and I was given that by an Indian BNer
as an example of the real deal.
I am unaware of which variety the unmarked ones are.
The last one mumsy you mention:-) smells gorgeous to me, warm-soft, a bit kind of vague, not strong, and citrus note is not prominent nor sharp, its just very light, it almost smells musky, but not dirty to me, and herbal complex......anyway was surprised that it is so light smell:-)
The frankincense from Absolute Aromas smells like lemon peal
and very strong nothing like that indian frankincense,it emanates strong bitter lemon smell, while the first one is so much milder, and sweeter with just a touch of lemony smell, but overall smells very close to skin
3rd Frankincense i tried is from Somalia, smells very much like Absolute aromas, clean, airy, lemony but much less bitter and strong
I don't know which one is better:-) , i like the 1 st one but it smells like they mixed something in it to dilute it extremely?:-) , weak ?? But i get most similarity from this with Sahara Noir
Hedonist mentioned, so maybe this is the the best one!