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    Smile Some incense fragrances..??

    What are some incense fragrances for men??

    We know Avignon..Black Cashmere(he loves)..etc..etc..What else around???

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    Visit by Azzaro
    Jako by Lagerfeld
    Calvin Klein Man
    Tumulte by Christian Lacroix (never smelled it but it's supposed to be comparable with CdG's Kyoto)
    CdG 2 Man (well...speak o' the devil)

    There are others but that's all I got right now

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    Gucci Pour Homme

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    The rest of the CdG range - Kyoto, Zagorsk etc.
    Encens Flamboyant - Goutal (recommend this - a bit of a sleeper)
    Bois d'Encens - Armani Prive (similar to the Goutal in my book but drier)
    Amouage Jubilation XXV (some call it an incense - it's a lot more than that)

    Messe de Minuit (spelling?) - Etro ( have read about this but not tried it).

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    Messe de Minuit is unique in my experience. Visit is a nice wood/incense/spice blend. Most of the others are way too dry/woody for me. Michael for Men has a clear incense note, as do many frags, but it is not dominant.

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    Yes Mr. Reasonable...Messe de Minuit! How could I forget!

    Some more (these are considered unisex, but they work great on a guy).....
    L'Artisan Passage d'Enfer
    Bond No. 9's West Broadway

    try 'em..........

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    Don't forget the wonderful incense 8 88 by CdG

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    Two of my favorites:
    LesNez Let Me Play the Lion
    SL Serge Noire
    ***For sale:

    Iris Pallida 50ml

    Ungaro I 75ml

    and more!
    - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301...n-Man-and-more

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    Passage d'Enfer
    Nu
    Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol Silver Factory
    Holy Water
    IUNX L'Ether
    Evenstar

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    As noted above Bond No. 9 Silver Factory has a great Incense base that im in love with.

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    Scarb by Humiecki&Graef
    is aquatic incense

    also Isos by some Italian brand... something Antico Farmacista and numbers
    Vetiver The Great!!!

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    Gucci pour Homme is no longer out here..they told me discontinued ..at least here..I just smelt Visit by Azzaro..not bad...

    Jako??Whats this like??

    Scarb??I never heard of this one...

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    Heeley Cardinal, of course!

    I sampled an incense frgrance at Takashimaya on 5th Ave NYC yesterday, but the name escapes me now. I was quite similar to Avignon and Carndinal.
    Last edited by Snafoo; 23rd July 2009 at 12:05 PM.
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    Aoud Flowers by Montale
    mb03 by Biehl Parfumkunstwerke
    Juozas Statkevicius / Josef Statkus
    Incense Extreme by Andy Tauer
    Olibanum by Profumum Roma

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    Norma Kamali Incense Parfum

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsamadi View Post
    Norma Kamali Incense Parfum
    This is more labdanum than incense, IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    This is more labdanum than incense, IMHO.
    It reminds me of those stones that are burnt in the fireplace of a Japanese restaurant while you sit up against the old wooden benches, mixed with the incense they burn faintly in the backdrop.

    Thought it was worth a mention even though it isn't incense dominant.

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    Lagerfeld Photo is another one.

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    A bit too heady..Last time I haad worn it..someone said"whats that AWFUL smell"!!!!!Yikes!

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    I am takjing about NK INcense....too strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlita View Post
    I am takjing about NK INcense....too strong.
    It's a parfum, so it's quite potent. I actually wore it today but I was at home. I usually only wear it with one spray on a snowy day.

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    I wish my skin chemistry could have accommodated NK Incense - quite demure on my skin and only lasted about 6 hours.

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    Rock Crystal and Black Tourmaline by Olivier Durbano

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlita View Post
    Gucci pour Homme is no longer out here..they told me discontinued
    It's not discontinued. It can still be found at sephora and others.

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    Not here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlita View Post
    Not here...
    I guess I must be blind. I didn't look to see that you were in Greece. Oops.

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    no problem...

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    Bois d'Orage

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    Norma Kamali is the ultimate. It's just a different incense (more copal) but no labdanum to me...
    So it depends on what type of incense one is looking for.
    I also love:
    Azzaro Visit
    C&S No. 88
    CdG Jaisalmer

    There's also incense in Cacharel's Neo.

    I'm sure there are others that I can't think of right now.

    The rest of the CdG series, L'Artisan Pd'E, and Heeley are either too literal or too cold and damp to my nose (as far as the treatment of the incense). I wasn't able to appreciate them as much. I always like a bit of warmth in there with spices or woods.
    RM

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    Eau d'Italie's Paestum Rose is great on men or women and gets a Chandler Burr five star rating.

    Luten's Encens & Lavande is a beauty that lasts and lasts.

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    Don't forget Incense Extreme by Andy Tauer
    Don't Smell the Flowers,
    They're an Evil Drug to Make You Lose Your Mind --- Dio

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    Some fantastic incense fragrances metioned above - I think all the really great ones are in there. My personal favorite incense fragrances are:

    Avignon, CdG
    En Sens de Bois, Miller Harris
    Let Me Play the Lion, Les Nez
    Hinoki, CdG Scent One
    Incense Rose, Tauer Perfumes
    Incense, Ava Luxe
    Olibanum, Profumum
    Ambre Fetische, Annick Goutal - could be considered incense with its frankincense secondary note.
    Incense Tibet, Ava Luxe - a very flowery but nice incense.
    Frankincense & Myrrh, C&S - light minted wood + frankincense.
    Last edited by Buzzlepuff; 23rd July 2009 at 07:18 PM.

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    Body Kouros and Zirh Ikon are some nice and inexpensive designer incense frags.

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    Kyoto

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    Olivier Durbano Cristal de Roche (Rock Crystal)
    Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol Silver Factory

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    Eau des Baux by L'Occitane is definitely one to check out. It is characterized by pepper and incense softened by vanilla. Very unique, very masculine, yet gentle and pleasant.

    Personally I love it but I also despise its longevity. 2 hours max. What a shame for such a beautiful fragrance!

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    Armani Prive Bois d'Encens is the best if you can afford it (or if you're lucky enough to find a bottle discounted at Marshalls).

    Otherwise I also recommend Gucci pour Homme. I think it is discontinued, but you can still find bottles online, and a whole bunch of the travel-size bottles have been showing up in Marshalls/TJX. I highly recommend picking one up, you won't regret it.

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    Gucci pour homme.....excellent incense experience.
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    Thankyou..but I am in Athens so how to get to TJ Maxx or Marshalls?????How can I get some???

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    Is Gucci pour hmme the one with the black top????

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    This is the Gucci we're talking about:



    The version we've been seeing in Marshalls is the 30ml travel size:



    You can try buying it online, or getting another BNer to buy and ship you a bottle. It will probably not be cheap to ship a perfume to Greece though.

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    My fav is L'homme Sage - it reminds me of Serge Gainsbourg
    Sales thread here

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    Shipping to Greece is not that much..I swap all the time on MUA for years now..a bottle airmail is around(depending size) $8 o $12....

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    My to favorites, Kyoto by Comme des Garcons, and Silver factory by Bond No.9.....I do believe there is a incense note in Bond No.9's West Side also......so this makes 3 favorites for me....
    Gary

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    Diptyque's sadly discontinued L'Eau Trois featured a wonderful myrrh note (though, like many other Diptyques, it had longevity problems IMO).

    Caron's Parfum Sacré (like YSL's Nu, which has already been mentioned) is a nice, and very unisex, incense fragrance marketed as a feminine.

    My sense is that there has been an explosion in the number of incense fragrances in recent years, though most of them sound pretty damn mediocre.

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