Tincture of 5 drops EO in 50 ml water. Warmed in a ceramic simmering potpourri.
The EO is by Himalayan Wisdom. It is labeled "Frankincense" and the subtitle is Boswellia Frererana. The frereana species grows in Somalia (according to Perfume Handbook ).
What a lovely, complex scent! This is the first EO in which I find top and deeper notes. The top notes surprised me with their strong lemon aspect. There were suggestions of lemon zest, lemon leaf, and lemon-drop candy. At the same time, there were the beginnings of cool, herbal and coniferous notes. The herbals became sweetly aromatic (not purely sweet). I say this to distinguish this from something like dusky aromatic. As the scent develops, it becomes sappy and resinous. It is lively and exhilarating. Now it has the austere majesty of the atmosphere of an old cathedral, la vraie vielle eglise scent I've heard described. Probably one of my favorite scents. This is a high-quality EO, and it shows.