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Incense Oud starts with pepper, followed by the smell of fresh rose petals sprinkled with dew. Incense appears almost simultaneously followed by woody notes that give the illusion of oud, albeit a very soft one. In spite of its name, oud is not a note in Incense Oud. The stars of this perfume are Incense and Rose. Other than pepper at the beginning, the rose and incense, I cannot discern the rest of the notes, the woody notes stay in the background only to enhance and adorn the incense/rose combination. The simplest way to describe it is as a very natural rose water with incense. I would like to say that it is transparent, but that may be misinterpreted as being unsubstantial. It has great projection and sillage, but it is not thick or oerwhelimng. It lasts on me about 10 hours.
26 November, 2011
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I find the opening of Labdanum and Frankincense soft and inviting. This does not smell like a church fragrance (although I like those very much too). The benzoin soon joins and then spices. Although not listed, I smell something like cinnamon. This fragrance is warm and cozy. I am finding it very comforting. I cannot smell the tuberose or tobacco, just a little bit of rose.
15 August, 2010
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I love the opening. It smells like spicy wine, or some sort of cyder, although I don't believe it has any apple. I think all Frapin fragrances are very carefully made, well blended, with quality ingredients.
02 July, 2010
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While going through my dad's colognes I came across an old Egoiste stick deodorant. It was almost dry when I opened it. It smell so good that I tried it on my skin. I was surprised how lovely it smelled on me. Then I went to various sites to read reviews. I found one that compared Egoiste to Bois des Iles. I got a sample of Bois des Iles and found it too sweet, then I bought a mini of Egoiste to try it. I have worn it every day for the last week and have received many compliments, especially from men. I looked through my dad's things some more hoping that he had a bottle of EDT. Since he had a deodorant I knew he had to have the EDT. He must have finished it, because to my disappointment, he only had an almost new bottle of Platinum, which I don't think a woman could ever wear. I don't remember my dad smelling like Egoiste, I remember him wearing Allure and several Cartier colognes. I broke down and I am giving myself a 3.4oz of the EDT for Christmas.
22 December, 2007