This is anything but church incense. With “Oliban” Grisens, the perfumer snatches the age-old sacred resin from the temple to draw it towards more voluptuous territories… Incense wood forms the core accord: this is a natural raw material, obtained by co-extracting incense extract with the essential oil of cedar wood. Cedar has the special property of producing reactions during the extraction process which modify the smell of the product. The fragrance gives off a powerful, fruity incense note when it opens, before yielding to a warm, balsamic, intensely woody-animalic and cedar base, enhanced with an ambroxan overdose. Mystical, perhaps. Sensuous, certainly.