An unusual take on vanilla, Shroff Vanilla Balsam is surprisingly dry and soft. The name would suggest something dripping and sticky with tolu balsam or balsam of Peru (both have a vanilla like smell), but this is a masala based incense. You can smell the lack of oils here, and the incense is mostly woody-dry in character. The vanilla here is delicate, dry and not particularly sweet. It provides a subtle counterpoint to the wood. If you like dry incenses, you may find Vanilla Balsam to be a refreshingly light take on vanilla.
Since I’m not a big fan of dry incense, I’ll pass on this, but it was interesting to experience a woody non sweet vanilla.