New Launches from Aftelier: Oud Luban Extrait & Ancient Resins
Oud Luban Extrait Limited Edition
Top: elemi, orange terpenes, blood orange, frankincense CO2.
Base: oud, opopanax, choya ral, benzoin, aged patchouli.
"Oud Luban Extrait is a perfume of great highs and lows, with no middle notes. Luban, the Urdu word for frankincense, means "the milk" which refers to the color of the finest quality frankincense – the milky tree sap that exudes from the cut bark. Oud, the dark, resinous and infected Aquilaria heartwood, is the most expensive essence in the world. To create the desired oud notes, eight different varieties are blended."
Available as a 1/4 oz. perfume ($195) and a 2 ml perfume mini ($55), and a sample size ($6) at www.aftelier.com This is a special limited edition extrait verison of the solid perfume.
Ancient Resins, a body oil and hair elixir
"Ancient Resins was created for the great Leonard Cohen, who uses it every day. It features a very generous amount of organic frankincense, paired beautifully with Balm of Gilead (popular buds). Completing this fragrance are other resins that have been treasured since ancient times for their spiritual and healing properties: benzoin, elemi, and labdanum. This deep, rich, sumptuous, balsamic fragrance is in luxurious and non-greasy base of organic jojoba and fractionated coconut oil, which leaves a subtle veil on the skin and mixes beautifully with your own body chemistry."
Available in a 50 ml pump bottle ($45), and a sample size ($4) at www.aftelier.com.
(from the press release)