Hats off to Sonia Constant for one of the most novel and pleasing takes on the incense genre out there.
The concept for Sancti, L’Eau Bénite is ostensibly simple: contrast the cool, resinous scent of olibanum with a warm, ginger-driven spice accord. Sniff closely however, and the latter resolves into a fantastically well blended complex of zingy (mandarin-/) aldehydes and herbal notes (esp. coriander). Real ‘rabbit-out-of-the-hat’ stuff.
The composition remains bright and transparent for its duration, with a sheer woodsiness and unobtrusive musk fond as support.
Nose: Sonia Constant
House: Les Liquides Imaginaires
Release date: 2011
Notes (per Fragrantica): bergamot, tangerine, pomelo, grapefruit, aldehydes, balsam fir, lavender, rosemary, pink pepper, cardamom, coriander, nutmeg, cedar, ambergris, patchouli, olibanum, myrrh, benzoin, labdanum, nutmeg.