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Northern Africa Frankincense


Product Description

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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  1. The first Legacy Icons product to disappoint 2 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  2. Seems old 3 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  3. The Real Thing 3 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 24th 2018

    I like to use frankincense and myrrh for "show and tell" with my students. I crush a pebble of sap with a pliers and put the crumbs in my hand so that they can smell it without risking anyone being allergic to burning it. They really enjoy it, and it helps to lock into their minds the value of the gifts. I had my own frankincense for years, and it finally just too hard and the scent was gone. This frankincense is pretty old, too. There is very little scent to it when I crush a piece with pliers. Makes me suspect that it's been around for quite a long time, and the stock needs to be refreshed.
    Note from Legacy Icons: All 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.

  4. Amazing quality! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Dec 21st 2017

    Great scent, and it's incredible how well it burns. I will say, I am fairly new to burning incense, however, from what I've experienced, this seems to be the best quality out there, and at a great price!

  5. Best Possible Quality 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Apr 17th 2017

    For the longest time I've only been able to burn those cheap Frankincense cones, and on rare occasions some cheap resins. I thought the smell was great, until I burned Legacy Icons' Frankincense resin. It's truly the best there is. The best part, it really does burn completely away. There is no build up of black tar on the coal. It's supper easy to simply put another piece of resin on and keep right on going. Their instructional video on their YouTube channel is the best out there. I love that they advise you to only burn a little at a time. They're really not interested in turning a profit by suggesting you "burn" through as much incense as possible. Legacy Icons wants you to have the best possible experience using incense. And, as far as Frankincense goes, you won't find a better quality resin than what Legacy Icons offers!

  6. One of the Best I've Burned! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Nov 12th 2016

    This is one of the richest, most luxurious Frankincense resin I've ever burned (and I've burned a lot of it!). I've found that this resin is very powerful at clearing negativity and unbalanced forces from the home, chapel, church, or meditation space. I've been burning this type of resin in my areas for many, many years now and this North African Frankincense is very high quality; its fragrance is very deep, concentrated,and lush without being overpowering. In fact, I just ordered "Hand-Gathered Myrrh" and "Tropical Copal" from Legacy and I cannot wait to mix those 2 with this amazing Frankincense. (**Thank you Legacy Icons for making such high quality incense!). God Bless!

  7. Good stuff! Very satisfied! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jul 4th 2016

    I'm pretty new to the whole idea of burning incense at home, and am starting off slow. A friend who is more familiar with the processes told me to try some, and I did. I'll be back! It definitely adds a nice feel to the house.

  8. I keep coming back to this one 5 Star Review

    Posted by on May 23rd 2016

    I've tried a number of the incense varieties, and I've enjoyed the vast majority of them, but this is always my go-to. The smaller pieces make it easier to control smoke levels for home use, and the smell is citrusy and amazing.

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