Dispute the name, ‘Incense’ is surprisingly clean, non-smoky and white musk smelling. There’s a subtle saffron spice, but this is the cleanest, least smoky incense I’ve encountered. It’s like an unlit incense stick, where you can smell all of the infused powdery scent, but it’s yet to unleashed its smoky fume.
‘Incense’ is a clean white musk, unlit incense stick. If you like ‘Incense’ from Scent Salim then I’d also recommend their ‘Salim Oud’.
To me, it’s an underwhelming blend of very tame and musky ouds. I’m used to ouds which blow your socks off with a gigantic barnyard blast. So this is very wearable, musky, sultry and a little earthy. This is probably the most accessible for those not used to Arabian or niche scents – my mum even said that she liked this one the most, so I can see why it’s part of Scent Salim’s classic collection and a top seller. ‘Salim Oud’ is a delicate, musky and subtly sweet oud