"A brother asked Abba Olympios, the priest of the Lavra, for his most protected secrets, and this is what he said:
Do not consort with heretics, keep a fire always burning, and wherever you stay, say repeatedly to yourself throughout the night:
‘I am a stranger.’
I am a stranger.
I am a stranger."
Pine smoke, Incense, Balsam fir, Labdanum, Guaiacwood
Longevity: 6-12 hours
Our heavy flint glass bottles are produced in France by a family-owned glassmaker in operation since 1897.
All our packaging is manufactured and printed in the USA by independent family-owned and operated firms.
In French, matière première, or first material, is natural raw material, called so because it is the starting point for a fragrance, but above all because it is essential, primordial. All Apoteker Tepe fragrances begin with rare and unusual matières premières individually sourced from small-batch and sustainable producers all over the world.
The Holy Mountain contains:
Lapsang Souchong SCO2, China
Balsam Fir Absolute, Canada