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Cologne Intense Collection : Incense & Cedrat (2015)
by Jo Malone London

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Cologne Intense Collection : Incense & Cedrat information

Year of Launch2015
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 22 votes)

People and companies

HouseJo Malone London
PerfumerMarie Salamagne
SupplierFirmenich
Parent CompanyEstee Lauder Companies

About Cologne Intense Collection : Incense & Cedrat

Cologne Intense Collection : Incense & Cedrat is a shared / unisex perfume by Jo Malone London. The scent was launched in 2015 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Marie Salamagne

Cologne Intense Collection : Incense & Cedrat fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Cologne Intense Collection : Incense & Cedrat

Incense & Cedrat is an oriental-balsamic-woody fragrance from Jo Malone's "Cologne Intense Collection."

Olibanum (frankincense) plus pepper occupy the key roles of mimicking incense proper, and they - along with the assortment of other notes - create such an effect.

Very nice, rich, resinous sweet creation that was one of the scents I had to get a free sample of to try at home.
06th October, 2018
I actually really enjoy most Jo Malone fragrances. And I think this or English Oak and Hazelnut are the two best offerings. There is always a freshness with the Malones, something bright, and none ever seem to be overdone. This one has citrus at the top and throughout for me, mostly orange even though it's lemon that is listed. The frankincense would be perfect if there were just a bit more in it. The cypress really does it for me though!
17th September, 2017
A high quality fragrance.Incense Cedrat noir goes on skin smelling of smoky frankincense with sweet(but faint)undertones of benzoin and oilbanum.a deep, classic,warm and spicy fragrance like an intriguing person full of charatcre and darkly seductive for the lovers of incense with niche quality.Dense,Unusual, Smoky,Bitter,Sultry,Balsamic,Classy and Sophisticated.


The woody and balsamic notes of labdanum and oilbanum are rich and dark.they both deepen and soften the other notes of the composition,the smoldering frankincense makes a mesmerizing blend the contrast of masculine and feminine of night and day.this is designed for everyone who are not afraid to stand out.definitely for cold weather.if you are looking for a classic incense scent that brings feeling of enjoy and wonder in your lives this is for you.

Sillage?Ok.

Longevity?Good on my skin.

7/10




16th June, 2016
Nice fragrance from Jo Malone. Not their fan but this is is good. As the reviewers above me said : a nice incense done well - nothing groundbreaking.
The top notes (citrusy) dies within 10 minutes and then you get incense + pepper + salt - pretty neat combination. Longevity is good (6 hrs)
I am not a big incense style frag fan but I did like this one.I would buy it if the price was right. Not worth 170+ bucks.
12th November, 2015
A surprisingly competent offering from the largely incompetent Jo Malone line, this is a basic, no frills meditative incense that’s very well done. It merges scents like Avignon, Sahara Noir, and Bois d’Encens, so it won’t take the medal for originality but it’s so effective that it could easily be someone’s go-to incense scent. It’s basically a rich olibanum (a deeper, less astringent frankincense) over the semi oily elemi core that Avignon accomplishes through chamomile. A touch of pepper and a touch of pine set it off, and the base is subtle benzoin-amber. The whole thing is smooth, refined, minimal, and surprisingly effective.

But aside from being wholly unoriginal, I do think it’s priced too high for what it is. In typical Jo Malone fashion, the performance is questionable. The line is famous for running their production at a concentration that’s unusually low for the perfume industry (<10%) to cut costs as well as allowing them to push their BS “layering” sales gimmick (buy three bottles to get the equivalent of a single perfume). Incense & Cedrat is no exception to this nonsense, but because the benzoin-amber base is mainly ambroxan, it creates the illusion of durability. The rest of the scent, however, doesn’t stick around that long, and so you’ll find that you're essentially wearing Molecule 02 after an hour or so. At $155 for 100ml (increasing to $170 next month, I’m told), it’s about the same price as Avignon and quite a bit cheaper than Bois d’Encens or Sahara Noir, but the performance isn’t as strong as any of them. Despite this, it’s still holds its own as a softer take that combines the best elements of all three.

On the one hand, I’d be inclined to say that it’s the best thing that Jo Malone has done; on the other, if you’ve been around fragrance for a while, you’ll have smelled this style so many times before that it’s pointless to seek this one out specifically—it offers nothing new except a good take on an established style. It's exceptional for Jo Malone and very solid for its genre, but I do wish the company would consider more substantial and durable production, dropping the “don’t buy one, buy three bottles” layering BS. You shouldn’t have to wear three scents to get the substance of one. Despite that, Incense & Cedrat is a good scent from a less-than-good company.
13th June, 2015
This is an adequate incense scent -- no problems here. More substantial than the usual JM scents. It is a woody oriental in style. The opening is quite good: dry, citrus-pepper and an excellent frankincense note. If it stayed at that, I would be very pleased. However, the scent slides into a richer, fuzzier and slightly sweeter conclusion. It loses the amazingly brisk, invigorating coniferous note of the frankincense. But many will enjoy this, and it is a mainstream entry into the good incense style.
07th June, 2015

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