Baieido’s Byakudan Kobunboku is a highly recommended sandalwood incense but to tell the truth, I smell very little sandalwood in it at all. As Indian sandalwood has been becoming increasingly scarce manufacturers have had to cut back or raise prices. I think Byakudan Kobunboku has been a victim of both but more in the lack of sandalwood than price raising as it is still inexpensive at under $15 for a box of a 1oo 5.5 inch sticks.
As pleasant as it is, I can’t really discern much aside from a relaxing woody-smokiness. Perhaps my nose isn’t sophisticated enough to appreciate it, so I’ll try reviewing it again at a later date.