Yamadamatsu Gyoka

Yamadamatsu’s Gyoka blend is the lowest of the line of aloeswood coils currently available. It has a top note of strong, slightly sweet, spicy, peppery aloeswood, alongside a buttery mid note of medicinal herbs and a touch of lysimachiae herba. Overall it reminds me a lot of a Baiedo blend, but slightly sweeter. The fragrance of this blend has a bit of a learning curve to it, and after a bit of time spent with it, it begins to remind me of an old log cabin, with the rich turpentine and wood scents that one associates with such.

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2 Comments

  1. changofthesand said,

    April 9, 2014 at 6:51 am

    Thanks Marian, that’s my goal I try to keep in mind when I write reviews. 🙂

  2. Marian said,

    April 7, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Nice description. I feel as though I have a very good idea of what these coils smell like from your write up. Thanks for sharing it.

    For the first time I came across “herbal amber” bracelets. They smell similar to the inside of many TCM shops I’ve visited but I have no idea into what substance the herbs are embedded or how they are made. There was a lysimachiae component in the bracelets but I didn’t notice any aloes wood scent. Had there been I might have sprung for one 🙂 I’m going to try to do a little poking around and see if can find out more.


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