Notes: Grass, wood, damp stone, smoke, hot cocoa powder
If you haven’t used any East Indonesian oud woods before, you are in for a real treat. Imagine yourself outdoors and sitting around a campfire or walking through the forest just after its rained. The species is Gyrinops rather than the usual Aquilaria of mainland South East Asia. This Gyrinops is distinct and offers less spice and brings a grassy sweetness instead. Great choice for fumigation of clothes, especially paired with one of our Indonesian oud oils. An excellent oud wood at a great price.
Myrrh is the aromatic oleoresin of a number of small, thorny tree species, which grow in dry, stony soil. An oleoresin is a natural blend of an essential oil and a resin, and if you are familiar with our medicinal grade frankincense, you already have become acquainted with oleoresins. Oleoresins essentially “bleed” from the tree, and often the trees are wounded to harvest the resin. The resin hardens quickly, and at that point is ready for use; be it for burning, extraction, or ingestion (for medicinal purposes).
Oudimentary’s Yemeni myrrh is a fine example of this famed scent from the ages of the spice trade route. Since biblical times the scents and spices from Arabia were the stuff of legend, and myrh holds a special place as one of the most coveted of all the imports from Arabia. Greek historian, Diodorus Siculus, once so eloquently stated, “All of Arabia exudes a most delicate fragrance; even the seamen passing by Arabia can smell the strong fragrance that gives health and vigor.”
Oudimentary’s Select Grade Myrrh is from the species Commiphora myrrha, and hails from Yemen. Our supplier flatly stated that it was some of the nicest myrrh he had ever seen, and we have no reason not to believe him. This batch has beautiful almost jewel-like dark brown pieces, and scent notes include spiced licorice, wood, earth, damp stone, with a slight underlying sweetness. Lovely, and nice to pair together with some of our frankincense.
Tap into the ancient—pick up some myrrh for your burner today!
This powder resin, known as al-Hojari, is one of the highest qualities available in this famed olibanum-producing country. It is from the mountainous Dhofar region, which is known for its high-scented olibanum because of its arid climate and inhospitable terrain. It is under these circumstances that the resin production is at its best. Just a small pinch is needed to scent a space.
Our al-Hojari frankincense has all of the classic balsam-citrus notes one would expect from olibanum of this quality, without any of the harsher tones which often come with inferior olibanum.