Phaedon Oliban (was once called Grisens) is one of those literal resinous incense fragrances.
Oliban opens as a sweet frankincense and effervescent myrrh with a lemony elemi. It dries down to powdery sandalwood and dry woods with a soft, sheer amber. There you go, that’s my review…almost as long as a tweet.
The niche perfume market is filled with these simple incense scents (I’m not complaining). I’d say that Oliban is dry but not as dry as many on the market. It’s also softer, sheerer.
Notes listed include incense from Awaji and sandalwood. Launched in 2011. PERFUMER – Pierre Guillaume
Grisens wears very close to the skin; projection is below average. Longevity is average for an EDT.
The 3.4 oz EDT retails for $125 at Osswald.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Simple incense fragrance with frankincense, cedar and sandalwood. It’s too simple for my incense tastes and too literal, but there are many people out there that love this sort of thing. Plus, I think the price is rather reasonable.
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