If you love frankincense, you’re in for a real treat.
Place a high-quality frankincense tear on top of an ash-covered live coal, and you will have one of the most therapeutic olfactory experiences. But when it comes to frankincense essential oils or perfumes with frankincense “notes”, you find that it’s just not the same. Oud Lubani presents just about the most accurate scent that captures the experience of burning a frankincense tear on top of a slice of agarwood.
This rendition of Oud Lubani mimics the following experience: Two slivers of agarwood, one Malay Malaccensis and one Myanma Agallocha, placed on top of a live coal. One agarwood sliver topped with Omani black frankincense, and the other topped with Omani green frankincense.
Three different species of frankincense were used in crafting this blend. Moreover, three different forms of frankincense were utilized: essential oils, liquified oleoresin, and tinctures.
Omani frankincense oils provide the bright citrusy top notes, boasting a shimmery vibrant quality. Aged Dhoop (Ayurvedic Indian frankincense) oil is the secret behind the wonderful smokiness (it is the lack of this smokiness that sets typical frankincense-inspired perfumes apart from the real thing). Super potent tinctures give the perfume a rich backdrop. And finally, actual liquified frankincense resin was infused into the blend, giving Oud Lubani a three-dimensional quality that fully encompasses every aspect of the frankincense burning experience.
Rugged woody oud oils anchor the vibrant and zesty frankincense top notes. There are no barnyard notes here; by the time the bright citrusy-balsamic frankincense begins to soften, you encounter the oud’s rich drydown of bubbling resin, sweet spices, and creamy wood singing alongside the balsamic citrusy frankincense chords.
Far from the gloominess of an incense-laden cathedral or the mind-numbing sharpness of straight frankincense essential oil, Oud Lubani boasts the vibrant richness you would only encounter in a lavish sultan’s private quarters.
Note: Since Oud Lubani contains real liquified frankincense oleoresin, the scent will vary when used in hot or cold weather. When its warmer, the aroma will be stronger and the frankincense will be more vibrant. When its cooler, the frankincense will be gentler and the oud will be louder. In both cases though, the aroma is extremely long-lasting (this is arguably the most long-lasting natural parfum you will ever experience) because the liquified frankincense oleoresin acts as an excellent fixative.