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Featured notes include:- Amyris, White Cypress, Northern Australian Sandalwood (Santalum Lanceolatum), West Australian Sandalwood (Santalum Spicatum), Australian-grown Indian Sandalwood (Santalum Album), Atlas Cedar, Indian Rosewood, Tolu balsam, Somali Frankincense (Boswellia Carterii), Omani Oppoponax, Olibanum, South American Black Copal, Omani Royal Green Hojari (Boswellia Sacra), Canadian Red Pine, Frankincense Dalziel, Frankincense Frereana, Frankincense Papyrifera.
The most striking aspect of this perfume is that many of the exquisite raw materials in Prayer were sourced from highly skilled artisans, distillers and producers of small-batch essential oils, absolutes and tinctures. I have utilised the works of 6 artisans located in Oman, Canada, the USA, India and Australia. Each of the raw materials used is a work of art unto itself, already a perfume. The challenge for me was weaving them together into a cohesive fragrance, with total respect for each ingredient’s unique character and scent profile, allowing sufficient space for each nuance to breathe, speak, and flow throughout the juice.
My personal purpose in crafting Prayer was for the creative immersion with these ancient temple materials translates into a perfume that opens doors to deeply prayerful and peaceful ways; that the perfume aligns with its wearer and harmonises mind, body and spirit. My planetary wish is that whilst individuals may appreciate these fragrant melodies, their harmonic overtones may also arouse and inspire acts of love and compassion to arise in the earthly spaces that this fragrance wanders.
I got prayer because prior to trying this perfume, I have tried 90% of its ingredients in either oil/wood/resin form or both. It was on my mind for months but the price certainly was misleading in relation to the scent which completely caught me by surprise. Let me please explain to you the genius behind this perfume as the complex identity of this oil certainly had a thought process to it. The topnotes of Sandalwoods tied in together quite powerfully, the playfulness of Spicatum connected the heart and top notes well together and this married in well with the buttery aspects of Album. What I liked was how the Cypress and the Amyris had their contribution to this symphony by making the woody notes sharper and slightly greener but without overpowering the overall blend. You can sense the calm notes of pine throughout the whole experience. The perfect partners to this mixture were the range of Frankincense that were used to add colour to this wonderful blend. The Hojari variety is well renown for its high quality and its very light character that's both citrusy sweet yet slight woody at the same time. The additional varieties including Somali Carterii constructively added to bring more volume to the frankincense experience in all its facets from citrusy and fruity to sweet and woody. Finally, we have to pay respect to the amazing deep notes of Tolu Balsam and Black Copal. The sweetness was just at the perfect consistency in which it took the edge of the sharp woody notes from the Pine, Cypress, Sandalwoods and the penetrating citrusy notes of Frankincense whilst letting all these wonderful ingredients speak. The combination really not only did tie any (loose ends) but it combined wonderfully with the buttery and grounding base of Sandalwood as well as the multi-dimensional experience of Frankincense that was on offer. How did I see the base notes in carpentry terms? It was like seeing someone sand-down a wonderful piece of furniture to a perfectly smooth finish. The evidence of this strong base is in the dry down which is no exception when it came to the thought process. Thirty to forty minutes in and all the notes are ROCK solid. By far in terms of Attar Blends, Prayer is the most complex, high quality and wonderfully scented oil I have come across in a while. A good number of Attar makers try not to go over 10 or 11 ingredients as it gets extremely difficult to balance the Attar and 'let the notes speak'. The fact that this oil is well over this number and still smells good can only be a result of Pure Genius!