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Northern Africa Frankincense Incense

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All natural Frankincense resin incense gathered from the same regions where the wisemen or magi purchased it. Our pure pearls of translucent Frankincense incense burn clean and fresh, filled with notes of vanilla, pine, and lemon.

If you are just starting to use incense in your prayer corner, church or home this incense is critical. Consider adding at least one of our Athonite style incenses as a compliment to this perfect incense. It is difficult to improve upon the incense created by God's own hand in the frankincense groves of Northern Africa and the middle east.

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  • Wonderful Product, though not my personal favorite

    Posted by Raphael on Mar 4th 2023

    Received this with my incense burner, smells wonderful, reminds me of St. Nicholas, where I was Baptised.

    But ended up mixing it with a kernel of Myrrh for some sweet notes and was blown away.

    Good Product, gotta be careful with the smokeless Burner as it does become gloopy and hard to clean if not properly heated.

    Though next time I am buying the pre mixed Myrrh and Frankincense.

  • A favorite

    Posted by David on Apr 15th 2020

    I have purchased samples of several incenses over the years and have settled on Legacy as my go to source. This one is in the top two currently available for me. It offers a great contrast to The Protection of the Theotokos during the live stream of the Divine Liturgy. It's presence is stronger without overwhelming your home church worship. I like to use it during the Great Entrance as it lass for awhile as we reach the climax of the Liturgy.

  • The first Legacy Icons product to disappoint

    Posted by M. Evans on Feb 7th 2019

    I’ve used over a dozen incenses from Legacy Icons, and they usually range from the good, to the very good, to the positively sublime.

    Sadly, this is the first product I’ve tried that just really fell flat. I’m not sure if I’m doing something wrong, or if I got a bad batch, or what might’ve happened, but the North African frankincense seems to produce a small amount of pleasant smell followed almost immediately by the distinctive scent of something burning.

    I will continue to buy my incense from Legacy Icons, but my jar of North African frankincense will likely spend the rest of its days gathering dust on a shelf or will be given away.

    Legacy Icons Response: After receiving a few mediocre reviews, we quality-tested the North Africa Frankincense and found that it is burning normally. The fragrance does change as the incense burns, and this is normal. (It is usually not noticed as much in church settings because of the larger space for smoke to dissipate in.)

    If the incense does take on an unwanted odor over time, we would recommend removing the incense from the coal with tongs before this happens. The sweeter fragrance will linger for a long time in a household setting.

    You could also try placing a scrap of foil on the coal and placing the incense on the foil to insulate the incense from direct heat and slow down the burning process. The smaller grains of Desert Gold Frankincense might also produce a better result for you.

  • Seems old

    Posted by Becky on Feb 4th 2019

    Like another reviewer I find this frankincense to lack the pungency of fresh frankincense. Which is a shame as it is one of nature's great gifts to us.

    Note from Legacy Icons: All our resin incenses are sold dried, for stable long-term storage. Incense is intended to be used with a heat source, such as charcoal, to release the fragrance. Being an organic, natural product, each tree's sap will smell different, and some will be stronger than others. We have no control over how the sap is collected.

    Legacy Icons' North Africa Frankincense is the main incense used at our parish, and it is much enjoyed by our priest and parishioners.


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