Coming later this month from Tauer Perfumes, Incense extrême, a new fragrance based on a natural CO2 extract of Boswellia serrata (aka Indian frankincense):
This natural incense scent inspired me to create different perfumes, with "Incense extreme" being the most abstract, almost cubist and uncompromising interpretation.
It captures the roughness of the climate of the semi desert where Boswellia trees thrive. It is translucent like the first whiff of incense smoke from frankincense resin on red gleaming coal. Yet, it is crisp like a night in the desert.
The Boswellia serrata extract is the central cornerstone of the fragrance, at a concentration of 25%, rounded off with dry woods and ambergris in the background. Soft iris balances the incense in the heart of the fragrance. And coriander and the freshness of petitgrain set the accents in the opening. The richness of the natural incense enchants with an array of impressions, playing differently as it develops, a kaleidoscope of colors and shapes.
The fragrance notes include coriander, petitgrain, iris, incense, cedarwood and ambergris.
Update: see a review of Tauer Perfumes Incense extrême.