Wild Harvested Socotra Yemeni Frankincense – Boswellia elongata
Introducing another hard to find product and this is the Frankincense resin from the wonder land of Socotra, Yemen.
Socotra is the largest member of an archipelago of the same name, a four-island ellipsis that trails off the Horn of Africa into the Gulf of Aden. It is is located in the Arabian Sea, 380 km (238 miles) south of mainland Yemen and 80 km west of the Horn of Africa.
The resin tears are small and some are joined up in large clusters, of dark brown, yellow and some much darker pieces.
You will also find some very good tears that are still stuck to the bark and I love burning these pieces, as they produce sweet fruity woody and then resinous fragrance.
I think this one smells much like the hojari frankincense from Oman.
This Frankincense has a very rich resinous scent with fruity nuances. Just one small tear is enough and burns really well.
Note: The resin is packed in a resealable foil packet