Grisens by Phaedon

Year: 2011

Notes: frankincense from Awaji, cedar, sandalwood, ambroxan
Inspired by the incense sticks from the Japanese island, Awaji, Grisens is a simplistic woods and frankincense creation, along the lines of Comme des Garçons' Avignon (but without the synthetic aura found in most of Mark Buxton's compositions). But in order for the ephemeral frankincense to seemingly appear discernible during the meditative sandalwood drydown, some peppery dry cedar has been inserted in-between.

Staying extremely close to the skin, it struggles to linger beyond the three hour mark and fails to offer anything distinctive.