The Desert Piñon is the tree that keeps on giving. Its needles, when crushed between fingertips, emit a sweet, resinous note which evokes flashes of desert springs and red rock cliffs. The pitch, the sap as it drips in crystalline formation down the trunks of the older trees, is easily harvested and when distilled, defines the wind with its honey-like earthy tone. This incense is the smell of Santa Fe in the winter, full of enchantment and the spice-like magic of clean campfire smoke settling in the valley at dusk.
sweet pine, resin, desert campfire, chiminea