Terveer Incense & Gardenia Perfume Oil Reviews

Terveer Incense

A few months ago, I was introduced to the Terveer line. It’s a line of perfume oils housed in a a luxurious refillable vessel. I reviewed Green, a fragrance that really lives up to its name. There are two more in the line and here’s my impressions:


Incense is like a smoky, sweet incense. It’s exactly the sort of fragrance that I’m craving in late fall. It’s an effervescent, citrus-hued frankincense over exotic smoky woods. What I like about Incense, is that there’s… Continue reading | 4 Comments


Aedes de Venustas Copal Azur EDP Perfume Review

Aedes de Venustas Copal Azur

Sacred incense meets cool ocean air. Warm sun and a balmy breeze. This is Aedes de Venustas Copal Azur, a new generation of aquatics. Copal Azur is marketed as a copal incense fragrance inspired by the Mayan temples of Tulum, Mexico. This is the sort of post-aquatics that I’ve been waiting for.

Copal Azur is like incense and ocean mist. It opens with cool, salty mineral notes and an effervescent, lemon-like frankincense. Copal Azur has this effect that makes me think of the vastness of the ocean… Continue reading | 5 Comments


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… Continue reading | 2 Comments


Sonoma Scent Studio Incense Pure EDP Perfume Review

Sonoma Scent Studio Incense Pure

If you are looking for an “authentic” smelling incense perfume that focuses more on the raw ingredients of traditional incense more than smelling like something liturgical, check out Sonoma Scent Studio Incense Pure.

Incense Pure opens as a musty frankincense and myrrh. I also get a sharp piñon. I have little apothecary jars filled with resins: frankincense, myrrh, piñon, and labdanum. And I have little apothecary jars filled with woods and plants: sandalwood, Virginian cedar, patchouli leaves and orris root. When I have all… Continue reading | 11 Comments


April Aromatics Calling All Angels EDP Natural Perfume Review

April Aromatics Calling All Angel

The niche perfume market has lots of incense themed perfumes to choose from. After a while I grew tired of these because it felt like so many of them were redundant. (At that time I had found Etro Messe de Minuit and was satisfied). I know that this genre continues to attract people because of nostalgia. Many of us have associations with “church” incense. Out of the genre of “spiritual” incense, I think April Aromatics Calling All Angels is one of the best… Continue reading | 6 Comments