Comme des Garcon Series 3 Incense: Ouarzaszate

  1. odysseusm
    I like it, and much of the series. I just updated my earlier BN review.
    Update --
    I have worn this many times over the years and have a better understanding of what is at stake. As I interpret this, it is an herbal-incense scent. The spices are of a dry and austere sort -- not rich. For me, this is all about clary sage. Either you like it or you don't. It is a substantial scent, a bit musky at times, other times a cousin to mint. Dried fruit? Don't really get that. Maybe the balsamic note from the early labdanum suggests that but for me it isn't a factor. Well-balanced, hauntingly cool for much of its development. Even the 10+ hr dry down, somewhat powdery due to the labandum, is not over-done.
  2. odysseusm
    Here's my earlier review.
    Fragrance notes: incense, pepper, nutmeg, clary sage, wenge, musk, vanilla, labdanum absolute, kashmir wood.
    Ouarzazate (pronounced war-za-zat) has one of the best openings Iíve ever smelled. It is green, strikingly resinous, dry, sparkling, spicy and invigorating. There is a sweet balsamic tang, and the incense character of this scent remains throughout its development. Clary sage gives a green dusky-herbal note that is very complex and attractive. Ouarzazate is very classy, slightly reserved in character, dry, elegant, green/woody... my idea of an excellent scent.
  3. odysseusm
    The name of the scent is difficult to spell! :P It is wrong in the title of this thread.
    That is all.

    I figured out how to correct the title. Science marches on.
  4. odysseusm
    Time to revisit this. I'd done more research on some of the notes, so I hope to bring new insights to the table tomorrow.
  5. odysseusm
    A lovely scent. Cool and green. Morocco is reputed to grow very fine clary sage, so it is featured here. It has a dusky, green and slightly floral (orange blossom/woody) note. The frankincense is quite bright and coniferous. Wenge wood EO contributes a spicy, resinous note. Some have talked of finding dried fruit here. I see what they mean, and that is probably a combination of a rather balsamic labdanum and a mere hint of vanilla. The clary sage might also make a contribution, since in its scent profile can be something akin to muscatel grape. The "kashmir wood" is a synthetic note, cashmeran. Sometimes it gives a mineral, wet-stones note as it does here. An intriguing scent.
  6. odysseusm
    I am enjoying this amazing scent on a cool, damp day. While it has peppery spice and a haunting/smoky incense, its distinctive feature is a bright, herbal clary sage note. Dry, very enjoyable. Beautiful, mysterious -- the voice of a desert breeze.
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