Phaedon Oliban EDT Perfume Review

Phaedon Oliban

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.

Mae Busch

Notes listed include incense from Awaji and sandalwood. Launched in 2011. PERFUMER – Pierre Guillaume

Give Grisens a try if you like incense fragrances. Or if you like perfumes like Diptyque Tam Dao, CdG Incense Kyoto, Sonoma Scent Studio Incense Pure and/or Montale Full Incense. Oliban is unisex.

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 EauPINIONSimple 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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*Sample obtained by me. Product pic from Fragrantica. Mae Busch pic from

2 thoughts on “Phaedon Oliban EDT Perfume Review

  1. Hey there Victoria,
    I really liked this one. Not enough to get FB yet and I haven’t finished my decant but when it gets skin time I wonder why I don’t wear it more.
    Your review made me snort my coffee though, hilarious.
    Thanks for the Link Love.
    Portia xx

    1. I totally get why someone would want a bottle. These sort of incenses really are therapeutic, like I really do think they do the soul well. Pull that decant out and start wearing it again 🙂

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