Black Friday 2020 Gonesh Sandalwood Incense Review
One of many benefits of promoting incense is the free samples from producers and distributors that arrive every now and then in my mailbox. Friday I obtained a pattern of Gonesh Sandalwood from Genieco’s “Further Wealthy” assortment. I really like the scent of Sandalwood however I had by no means tried the Gonesh model so I assumed it could be a good suggestion to report my first impressions right here.
I’ve to confess that the second I opened the inside bundle the primary thought that got here to thoughts was “scrumptious”. It’s unmistakably Sandalwood, and but by some means extra sensual and a bit much less spicy earlier than ignition than different choices. I used to be aggravated only a bit at the truth that the sticks are available two bundles of ten secured by paper tape on the incense a part of the stick in addition to the stick itself. I notice after all that it has nothing to do with the scent itself and there may be most likely an excellent purpose that Genieco chooses to bundle them this manner, however I like to simply be capable of pull out a stick with out having to fret with any type of securing equipment.
After I assessment an incense stick I at all times burn them in a vertical place in a small bowl of sand slightly than in a field sort burner or a ship model. I really feel that it’s the finest illustration of the scent, free from oils left within the burner beforehand or burning hotter because of the horizontal place. So with the stick safely within the upright place I proceeded to mild it. Questioning after all if it could be a lot totally different from lighting a punk or pulp based mostly stick since I’ve had that drawback prior to now with different charcoal based mostly sticks. Happily ignition of the stick was no drawback in any respect and in moments the nice and cozy perfume of Sandalwood started to permeate the air.
If my first thought was “scrumptious” upon initially opening the bundle then my first ideas upon smelling the smoke had been (surprisingly) Al Stewarts “Yr of The Cat” and a music retailer I frequented within the late 1970’s that additionally occurred to promote incense and equipment. Scent has a robust impact on reminiscence and though I can not for the lifetime of my absolutely clarify why these two issues can be the primary issues I considered, it did nothing to detract from the positively great scent now filling my testing space.
The scent is heat, sensual and with a slight spicy be aware proper on the finish that makes this probably the most nice Sandalwood incense I’ve skilled to date. It makes me consider heat locations and smooth blankets. Summer time nights and (inexplicably) properly dressed society ladies. I can solely speculate as to why it could call to mind the final. I feel I’m stereotyping as a result of dearer perfumes (the type you’re more likely to discover worn by rich ladies) have much less alcohol and different “sharp” scents related to them simply as this incense has just about no “sharp” scent related to it.
I discover the scent to be heat, comforting and simple to daydream with. I’m not certain I might select this incense to meditate with because it stirs my scent reminiscence a lot. Maybe after I’ve skilled it greater than the one time it could be simpler to maintain these recollections from distracting me whereas sitting Zazen.
For now I’ve 4 sticks of it sitting unlit and vertical in a bowl of sand on my desk. It makes a fully great potpourri and extra inventive individuals than myself may simply insert right into a flower association. General I it to be an exquisite incense and no matter debate I’ve heard about charcoal versus pulp sticks has been laid to relaxation. Strive as I’d, I may detect no disagreeable notes from the charcoal on this specific stick.
So I will likely be utilizing this incense much more sooner or later and I hope this little assessment encourages you to present it a attempt. Particularly in case you are a fan of Sandalwood. I feel you may be more than happy and delighted with it.