Rundholz 03. Apr. 1968

This is mainly a frankincense-centred composition.  True, there is an undertone of brightness that is incorporated into the mix, based on a subtle infusion of heliotropes, and a rather nonspecific fruitiness further down the track.  Yet - this frankincense is a frankincense is a frankincense.    

The frankincense is rich with a considerable touch of smokiness, but overall it is soft and not a burning frankincense.   It lacks the the ceremonious feeling of Etro’s Messe de Minuit, is less harsh than Tom Ford’s Sahara Noir, and much less complex and textured than Amouage’s Interlude.  This is rather a pared-down incense blend. 

I get strong sillage, excellent projection and a magnificent twelve hours of longevity on my skin.  

This distinctly wintery incense scent is basically a well-crafted minimalist composition without many bells or whistles, but as such it is doing its job very well.  The performance in very impressive indeed.  3.25/5