I love the smell of frankincense. However, until now, my experience has been with incense and essential oils. This Frankincense Neglecta has elevated my love for this amazing resin to a whole new level. It is definitely fresh. It is tender and gooey. A few pieces still have bark on them. The smell is absolutely divine. The story behind the harvesting is definitely one of the reasons I purchased this. Thank you for providing such an amazing resin at a relatively low price. I will be back for more.