Today I am reviewing Shoyeido Madoka incense sticks.
This is a low-smoke Japanese incense stick.
Shoyeido describes the scent scent as:
Chiffon is a gentle whisper of floral tints and earthy tones, and gently reminiscent of our best-selling Kyo-nishiki.
Kyo-nishiki is their Kyoto Autumn Leaves incense.
So, supposedly this is quite similar to that.
The scent is supposedly primarily comprised of:
Sandalwood, frankincense, and herbs.
This does sort of remind one of Kyoto Autumn Leaves, but it is quite different. Kyoto Autumn Leaves has a sort of dry leaf fragrance. This one is a little different. It has a similar warmth to it, but it seems to stem from the frankincense more then anything else.
This aroma seems to have two elements to it.
There is a warming, rich element from the frankincense, but there is also a light airy quality which seems to pulse upwards. There is a probably a light amount of spices in there as well. It’s a well-done formulation.
For a low-smoke incense stick, this is rather nice. It has a very nice fragrance, but as with most low-smoke incense sticks, the fragrance is a lot more noticeable if wafted towards you.
Sometimes I find I have to burn two low-smoke incense sticks, when with traditional incense, I usually only have to burn one, but that’s low-smoke incense in general, and not specific to this particular incense stick.
Have you tried Shoyeido Madoka incense sticks?
Let us know what you thought about them in the comment section!