Created over 30 years ago to evoke the autumnal splendor of Kyoto's Arashiyama district, Kyoto Autumn Leaves is a true classic within the world of incense. Its poetic blend of high quality cinnamon and sandalwood perfectly captures the mood and beauty of a fall day.
Lady Lorien's impressions: Oh, how I love this incense! I am struck with a delicate sweetness from the moment I light the stick and the scent just continues to evolve from there. Cinnamon is the clear base in this one and the blending with mysore sandalwood tempers its innate spicy heat, taking it to a low hum of decadent warmth. Burning this incense makes me feel as if I just put on my favorite sweater. The patchouli adds an additional layer of sweet herbaceousness that calls to mind exactly what this incense was named for: the beauty of a fall day. It's evokes the memory of walking down a tree-lined street in fall, leaves under my feet, and smelling the subtle scent of sweet cinnamon rolls being pulled from an oven somewhere nearby.
Shoyeido incense makes some of the finest Japanese incenses and is burned in temples throughout Japan. Blended in Kyoto for over 300 years by masters using centuries-old incense recipes and techniques.
- 1 bundle of 35 sticks, 8.75"
- Sandalwood, patchouli, cinnamon
- Approx. burning time: 50 min. per stick