Kyukyodo Seiai is a low-smoke sandalwood incense stick. It’s name translates to ‘Quiet Haze’. I received these incense sticks in one of their sampler packs.
I guess this smells alright. It’s definitely not thrilling. It has a somewhat decent sandalwood smell, but it smells light to me. There is a bit of a smokey smell to it, and has that slight hint of charcoal. Personally, I thought the fragrance was to light. It didn’t seem incredibly complex, and didn’t seem to permeate well. I imagine this isn’t quite what they meant by ‘Quiet Haze’.
It’s often typical for low-smoke incense blends to have less of a fragrant aroma then their full-smoke counterparts, and this doesn’t appear to be an exception. I sometimes find Japanese incense a little light as it is, so the low-smoke varieties rarely seem to do it for me.
Have you tied Kyukyodo’s Seiai incense sticks? If you have, then please let us know what you thought in the comments below!