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    Default Incense? What's in it?

    I have read reference to frags being classified as incense scents. *What particular notes would bring a frag into this category. *What does this label mean?

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    Default Re: Incense? What's in it?

    Incense refers to frankincense (sometimes called olibanum by perfumers) and sometimes myrrh, which are resins derived from East African trees. The notes used nowadays may be synthetic.

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    Default Re: Incense? What's in it?

    Along those same lines, how do companies make scents smoky? You can't really have smoke extract : I suppose its synthetic.
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    Default Re: Incense? What's in it?

    Rectified birch tar is used in perfumery for a smoky smell. It smells great! And there's probably a lot of chemicals that smell smooky too. Isobutyl quinoline for instance.

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    Default Re: Incense? What's in it?

    Incense, the classic catholic church incense, is extracted from Boswellia Carterii, which is a plant. The leaves of this plant have the typical church incense smelling. The essential oil is easily available and not very expensive. It's also very good for the skincare.

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    Default Re: Incense? What's in it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Concord
    Rectified birch tar is used in perfumery for a smoky smell. It smells great! And there's probably a lot of chemicals that smell smooky too. Isobutyl quinoline for instance.

    Mmm...birch tar, I absolutely love it! It should be used much, MUCH more.

    Eau d`Hermes has a fantastic birch note, for instance.
    Declaration`s a tad smoky aroma comes also from birch tar, I believe. It makes that scent quite tea-ish, imo.

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