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View Poll Results: Which of the Incense series is the best?

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  • Avignon

    33 35.11%
  • Jaisalmer

    11 11.70%
  • Kyoto

    22 23.40%
  • Quarzazate

    17 18.09%
  • Zagorsk

    11 11.70%
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    Default Comme des Garçons - Series 3: Incense

    I've heard lots of good stuff about this series and wanted to know which you guys think is the best!
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    All five are good and full bottle worthy. Avignon is the 'best'. I will be surprised if it does not win in the poll.

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    I haven't sampled them because I've been satisfied with the incense and wood frags I already have, including Cuba Red and One Man Show. Have you tried them?

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    I almost went with Jaisalmer, which was my first purchase of the series, but I really think that Avignon is probably the definitive one of the batch.

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    Kyoto for me.
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    Ouarazate gets my vote followed closely by Zagorsk and Avignon
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    My vote goes to Avignon

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    Kyoto for me.....I Love this stuff.
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    All of them are good, but I only own Avignon, the first.
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    Zagorsk. A ghost of a scent... you do not wear it.. it wears you


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    Avignon is certainly beautiful, but I'd be more likely to wear Jaisalmer or Zagorsk.

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    Voted for Zagorsk, but also love Avignon, Kyoto and Ouarzazate.
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    For me: Zagorsk, Ouarzazate, Kyoto, Avignon and Jaisalmer, in that order.

    I used to like Avignon more, but ATM I find it to linear, even up to the point that it annoyed me the last time I wore it. Must do some layering experiments with it.

    Jaisalmer to me is a 'Christmas only scent', so the bottle will probably outlive me...
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    Default Re: Comme des Garçons - Series 3: Incense

    Avignon. This and Amouage Jubilation XXV are the best frankincense fragrances currently available.

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    Ouarzazate is my favorite of the series, followed by Zagorsk, then Avignon.
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    I would be inclined to say Avignon is best but I voted Jaisalmer instead because it has the frankincense, a bit lower, and a spice sparkle to it. For me it is more wearable. Avignon reminds me of centuries old timber from a building that might have once burned. These two are the best for me.

    Ourzazate I save for warm weather when it seems comfortable but the longevity really limits it for me. No matter how hot the day though it is always nice.

    Kyoto I was going to get first but got Zagorsk instead. Both are strong statements, Kyoto because of patchouli and Zagorsk has a very strong evergreen character that limits me to only a few wears a year.

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    I'll go with Kyoto

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amit View Post
    Zagorsk. A ghost of a scent... you do not wear it.. it wears you
    That is very well said. Yes, Zagorsk has a haunting, contemplative quality.
    My favorite is Ouarzazate because of the green notes, but Zag is 2nd and Kyoto is 3rd.
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    Kyoto, Ouarzazate and Jaisalmer for me
    Last edited by sailim; 2nd February 2011 at 05:31 AM.

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    Default Re: Comme des Garçons - Series 3: Incense

    Avignon for me, but I have only smelled that one and Zagorsk. Still plan to test the others though.

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    I only recently sniffed these. I too found Avignon the most accomplished, but in terms of wearability, I much preferred Kyoto.

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    Default Re: Comme des Garçons - Series 3: Incense

    Avignon!
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    I actually only cared for Avignon and Kyoto of that series. I would love to own both. Between the two, I chose Avignon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxpower View Post
    I actually only cared for Avignon and Kyoto of that series. I would love to own both. Between the two, I chose Avignon
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    I bought a bottle of Kyoto after sampling the whole series, and Avignon is a close second. The rest of the series are nice, but not FBW for me.

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    Zagorsk or Kyoto!
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    Avignon, but it's a close call
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    Kyoto or Ouarzazate is more appropriate for the summer?
    Last edited by sailim; 2nd February 2011 at 05:32 AM.

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    ..or, what is more suitable for high temperatures?

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    After my experience, I think that Ouarzazate is the most complex and unique. Avignon is quite special, but very "stubborn", with a large dose of incense. The other resemble other of kinds..

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    I really like all of them but I'd say:
    1 Zagorsk
    2 Kyoto
    3 Avignon
    4 Ouarzazate
    5 Jasailmer
    In that order for me.

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    Kyoto for me. As someone who grew up catholic Avignon is way too churchy in a literal way for me.

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    After my personal research and testing I found that most summery are Ouarzazate and Zagorsk, and more wintry the other (as, all work well in winter).

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