Today I am reviewing Shorindo Green Apple incense sticks.
This came in the ‘Memories of Japan’ incense assortment.
I’ve never tried a green apple incense before so this should be interesting.
This is also a ‘low-smoke’ incense.
I imagine the note might be hard for them to pin down, as it’s not really a scent typically used in incense, but let’s see how it goes.
The product description states:
The fresh, invigorating aroma of green apples. Bitter sweetness with clean, fruity fragrant overtones.
Main Ingredients: Cypress
Burn Time: Approximately 30 minutes.
Cypress is definitely the dominant note here. There is definitely apple there too. It’s strange, because I’m not sure how they would add apple into their formulation. I assume, since this is a low-smoke incense, that they are using some sort of green apple oil in the incense stick. The green apple isn’t overpowering or anything, rather, it’s a bit light, although the aroma is certainly recognizable. It’s not like smelling a raw apple.
The cypress works pretty well with the light green apple scent and I believe they picked the right aromatic wood to accompany the green apple.
Personally, I usually prefer more ‘dry’ scents, but if you like the combination of wood and light fruit, then you may very well like this.
Have you tried Shorindo Green Apple incense sticks?
Let us know what you thought about them in the comment section!