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Incense Flash (2015)
by Tauerville


Incense Flash information

Year of Launch2015
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 31 votes)

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PerfumerAndy Tauer

About Incense Flash

Incense Flash is a shared / unisex perfume by Tauerville. The scent was launched in 2015 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Andy Tauer

Reviews of Incense Flash

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When I wore this the first time, I was immediately struck by how much it smelled like burning boswellia frankincense. Smells exactly like it. It does have a bit of a plastic smell to it which fades. That will put off some people. Pretty potent stuff though.
07th September, 2018
Like many of Tauer's efforts, this is too strong, too long, and in this instance, borderline caustic. Never have I experienced an immediate headache as quickly after spraying as with Incense Flash. This lemonbomb is the worst parts of citrusy frankincense without the incense — it's frank in its statement, but lacks the sublimity of good incense.

A flash, yes, like an oncoming and deafening migraine.

Also: Cf. Lonesome Rider, which is basically a refitting on Incense Flash to be more "leather."
05th July, 2017
Incense is a note with titanic proportions, pretty much like vetiver. It also is a multifaceted material with hints of citrus and evocative of smoke (through its primarily use). I love incense and own many compositions, others more minimal others more plethoric. Incense flash is of the former type. Tauer utilizes an accord of high grade frankincense, dry woods and ambroxan. The scent opens with incense and features mostly the dry vein and character of this material feeling very crisp and piney. Then comes the brilliant ambroxan which pairs ideally with the incense providing an ambery, musky (salty skin like) warmth for a surprisingly ultralong-lasting and greatly distinctive drydown.
Tauer is certainly one the most charismatic perfumers of the new age. His L’Air du Desert Marocain proves this beyond doubt. Incense Flash is simple (not simplistic) but ingenious, very classy and goes on forever. Frankly after testing and owning many incenses I was a bit disappointed with the lack of novelty throughout the genre. Incense Flash is the best incense fragrance I have tested in years. Not in the league of Bois D’Encens since it lacks its complexity and nuance but the most brilliant Tauer I have come across since LAdDM and certainly full bottle worthy. Excellent work.
29th October, 2016
Stardate 20161024:

A nice incense. It is very much like what the house of CdG would churn out. Avignon and Black are its cousin.
Nothing unpleasant - a plain and simple incense done well
24th October, 2016
Incense Flash came across as a straightforward incense fragrance. Light, transparent, somewhat persistent, dry, mostly linear, and slightly woody and faintly musky in the dry down.

It is not complex, dark, challenging, intriguing - or any of that.

In fact, it comes across as somewhat uninspired and bland. I like 'light' incense fragrances (Kyoto, Infusion d'Homme), but there isn't much here to keep me interested.

20th September, 2016
I'm absolutely willing to champion this offering from Tauerville. It starts off as a sticky tar and slowly develops into a dense, piney, resiny incense that resolves into a *very, veeerrry* ever so slightly sweet drydown that (to me) might sort of hint at frankincense. That's it, at least on paper.

What does it for me in this case is the fantastic olfactory picture this simple series of notes carries with it. I come from a place where burnt tar, pine scrub and mesquite trees form a primal part of our outdoor experience. A rural childhood in Texas includes tannic aromas that seem close to Mr. Tauer's heart (or his perfumery lab), so most of the notes that he has chosen to highlight in his Flash series have worked just fine for this reviewer.

I love to put on Incense Flash at night just before bed, and curl up beneath my blankets inside of its scent of dying embers and piney woods. It's not an objectively beautiful smell, but it's comforting and unobtrusive, and it calms my mind. I like to imagine that this state of mind is what the creator of an incense perfume must have in mind when she or he sets out, and in this sense, Incense Flash is an unqualified success.
17th May, 2016

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