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.


  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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