At last! Finally I’ve broken my chain of misses with this unusual incense from Tulasi. Vidwan is a very sweet incense with fruity flourishes and touches of patchouli. However, what makes it so unique is the decadently creamy musk note. This musk note is the center of the incense. Thick and rich in texture, it has real depth and personality.
The musk is supported by a soft counterpoint of patchouli– clean and only mildly earthy. I’m not a big fan of patchouli but I enjoy it here as an accent to the musk as it gives complexity to the blend. This note is quite mild tho, and would not be enough to satisfy real patchouli hounds. Again, the creamy musk is the real star here.
Adding a playful, light touch are fruity notes that remind me of the “pink amber” style incenses. The fruity notes aren’t any specific fruit, rather they are an allusion to fruit with plenty of fresh and sweet nuances. In case you thought a creamy musk with a dash of patchouli would be a dense, dark affair, the fruity notes elevate and brighten the entire incense into something delightful and happy.
All together, Vidwan is a cleverly designed incense. The plush musk is lifted by modern fruity notes and given texture by a dash of patchouli. It has a cheerful impression, perhaps not something you would expect from a musk centered incense, but charming none the less.
The scent strength for Vidwan is average.
You can get Tulasi Vidwan online for about $2.00 for a 25 gram box.