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    Default Re: Name your best incense cologne.

    My favorites so far:

    CdG Avignon and Kyoto
    Kilian Incense Oud
    Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Gucci pour Homme
    Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady
    Tom Ford Amber Absolute

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcologneguy View Post
    Creed Angelique Encens. So beautiful. Too bad it's so hard to find.
    +1 - why this was discontinued I will never understand

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    Without a doubt Portrait of a Lady.

    If you're talking strictly/mostly incense, I would go Kyoto.

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    CDG Kyoto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oslo-Fjord View Post
    Amouage Epic man
    The same here!

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    Incense Oud By kilian
    SALE:Bond no.9, Armani Code Summer, Prada, Kenzo, Amouage...more!!

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/310...o-Amouage-more!!

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    I'm surprised no one has mentioned Donna Karan Black Cashmere.
    Just because it happened to you doesn't make it interesting.

    In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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    Epic (Amouage)

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    I am really digging Full Incense by Montale.
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Dior Homme Parfum
    3. Tonka Imperiale
    4. Pure Malt
    5. Bois d'Argent
    6. Noir de Noir
    7. Apple Brandy
    8. 5 o'clock au Gingembre
    9. Epic Man
    10.Tobacco Vanille

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    Amber Absolute. Memoir Man.

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    Bogart Furyo, Nag Champa in a bottle.
    "I exist for myself, and for those to whom my unquenchable thirst for freedom gives everything, but also for everyone, since insofar as I am able to love - I love everyone. Of noble hearts, I am the noblest - and the most generous of those that yearn to give love in return. - I am a human being, I love death and I love life."

    Egon Schiele - Self-Potrait


    My classics: Dior Homme EdT, YSL Rive Gauche PH, Helmut Lang Cuiron, L'Occitane Neroli (vintage), Davidoff Zino, L'Occitane Eau des Baux

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    SHAAL NUR by Etro

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    Technically, Avignon is drop-for-drop unbelievably high quality -- too good for CDG's peculiar nozzle which I can't coax to express a small amount, hence overspray.

    But I really like Bois d'Encens (Armani Prive) which is more black pepper than frankincense. Too bad it's so overpriced and fades quickly.

    Bois d'Encens is my two cents.

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    Amouage Epic, not too smoky to me, the right balance

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    Oriental Incense favorites:
    Czech & Speake No. 88
    YSL M7
    Eav Des Bavx
    Jubilation XXV


    fresh Frankincense favorites:
    Amouage Ciel Man
    Lorenzo Villoresi Incensi
    Nicolai Balle De Match
    L'Artisan Navegar

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    As far as incense soliflores:

    CDG Avignon
    Tauer incense Extreme

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    Body Kouros an incense fragrance ?? Some of you must not know what incense smells like. I made a small purchase of it based on the numerous mentions of it and find that it doesn't even smell remotely like incense. Avignon and Cardinal are at the top. Kouros is not, in my opinion, in the incense class.
    Montale Full Incense is also right up there.
    Last edited by Quartz; 30th November 2012 at 03:51 PM.

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    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    Amouage Epic Man
    CDG kyoto
    By Killian Incense Oud

    Black Afghano?

    Avignon is a bit too literal for my tastes, I dont want to smell like a catholic priest! but yes it is damn good stuff!

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    Avignon
    Kyoto
    Grisclare
    Timbuktu
    Silver Factory
    ***My favourite from my collection***

    -------- Amouage Tribute Attar
    ------ Serge Lutens: Ambre Sultan
    -------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore
    ------ Amouage: Fate Man
    -------- Amouage: Epic Man
    ------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir
    -------- Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfum
    ------ EDP FM: Carnal Flower
    -------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
    ------ Dior: Leather Oud
    ------- Hermèssence: Ambre Narguilé

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    L'OCCITANE Frankincense & Myrrh!

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    Jubilation XXV (Amouage)
    (Incense in general has never been of particular interest to me.)

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    My taste of incense is of a simpler, sweeter kind, nothing overly fancy or niche here....Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight in Paris.

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    Kyoto
    Paul Smith Man
    Tumulte pH

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    Vendetta by Valentino

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    CDG Avignon
    L'Occitane Eau des Baux
    By Killian Sweet Redemption
    Prada Infusion d'Iris
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    No one posted 7 De Loewe, maybe not the best incense scent around here but I wore it on my wedding ceremony.
    smells are surer than sights or sounds to make your heartstrings crack.

    -Vladimir Nabokov

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    Kyoto
    Hinoki
    JXXV
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Rien by ELDO & 24-09-11 by Hilde Soliani

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    Cale Preludio d'Oriente

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    If you asked me this five years ago, I would've answered L'artisan Passage d'Enfer. Today my answer is L'artisan Passage d'Enfer.

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    Gucci pour Homme

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    CDG Incense :Avignon hands down. I also like Bonds Silver Factory but it does have that metallic industrial vibe.

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    Wazamba by PdE - it takes a while to process but surely a maestral effort.

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    By Kilian Incense Oud. An honorable mention to Serge Lutens Fille en Aiguilles.

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    Tribute attar

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    I'm a big fan of L'Artisan Passage 'Enfer, with its clean incense balanced out by quite indolic white lily - it puts me into a time and place unlike any other incense perfumes.

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    Not one mention of CDG Dover Street Market? It's not the most popular CDG by far, but man do I love the stuff. It's like a toned down Ouarzazate (which I love also) with some other stuff thrown in the mix, but surprisingly it lasts a lot longer on me than Ouarzazate. It stays close to skin but that's how I tend to like my frags. So, by vote is for Dover Street Market and Ouarzazate.

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    I love so many incense fragrances. But if I had to pick one, I would say by Kilian Incense Oud. With CDG Avignon and Armani Prive Bois d'Encens just behind.
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Dior - Vetiver
    4. by Kilian - Incense Oud
    5. Puredistance - Black
    6. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
    7. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
    8. Brückner - Aoud 1
    9. Creed - Royal English Leather
    10. House of Matriarch - Blackbird

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    Czech & Speake #88
    Knize Sec
    YSL Kouros

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    Opium pour homme
    Givenchy Gentelmen
    I'm not OLD...I'm VINTAGE!

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    Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight in Paris is by far my favorite incense cologne

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    Quote Originally Posted by comfortablynumbbg View Post
    Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight in Paris is by far my favorite incense cologne
    That's the first time I have heard it described as an incense fragrance. I have never smelled it but keep reading positive comments about it. Interesting, now I want to try it even more.

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    I'm torn between Bois d'Encens and Avignon. I'm leaning towards Avignon for a truer evocation of pure incense but I love them both for the feelings they both evoke.
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    Another one for Kyoto. Takes me back to my childhood in Japan. I find it so photo-realistic that I start sniffing for other smells I associate with Japanese incense such as tatami matting and the smells of trees around temples where I've smelt the incense.

    Unfortunately this realism means it is a big no-no for my wife. For her it smells like grandpa (or elderly people) as well as having religious associations, particularly with death and ancestors, due to it being used on the butsudan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butsudan) in her home.

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    Default Re: Name your best incense cologne.

    Has anyone mentioned Black Amber by Agonist? I've only worn it once, but it seems like a very underrated incense fragrance.

    Also:
    Jubilation XXV (although there is technically no incense in the note breakdown)
    Memoir Man (the pepper compliments the incense nicely, and I love that wormwood opening)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darjeeling View Post
    Another one for Kyoto. Takes me back to my childhood in Japan. I find it so photo-realistic that I start sniffing for other smells I associate with Japanese incense such as tatami matting and the smells of trees around temples where I've smelt the incense.

    Unfortunately this realism means it is a big no-no for my wife. For her it smells like grandpa (or elderly people) as well as having religious associations, particularly with death and ancestors, due to it being used on the butsudan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butsudan) in her home.
    Your experience is very much like mine with my Japanese friends - they smell an incense perfume on me and state that it reminds them of death or the family ohaca. I suppose that's a compliment on a perfume's accuracy?

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    cdg man2

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    One would be:

    Wazamba by Parfum d'Empire
    - Initially, one is treated to a rush of smoky, colophony incense commingling with the Christmas tree aroma of balsam fir. At once, one is immersed in the resinous warmth of a lively incense coupled with the somewhat minty coolness of fir, creating an illusion of a forest floor with crushed needles and embers from a dying fire. A sweep of aldehyde provides a fizzy greenness. And, a faint backdrop of a slightly tart and clean apple also presents. Transitioning to the heart, the incense is relegated to the background while a cool and medicinal myrrh vies with a warm and sweet opopanax. And, an odoriferous labdanum imparts its warm and sweet, ambergris character. The enhanced resins flow to the receptive base. A gentle sandalwood, with its buttery and softly sweet woodiness, lifts the resinous, incense concoction. A soothing cypress infuses its pine-like woodiness with an ambergris nuance. A mystically comforting drydown ensues. This exotic composition is unisex, but leans to the masculine side. A rather unique scent, it has average, radiating projection, and good longevity, about 11 hours.

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    Although I don't smell much incense in it, my favorite fragrance with an incense note is without doubt Body Kouros. While my favorite fragrances that actually smell like incense are probably Zirh Ikon, Intimately Beckham, and Kenzo: Time for Peace for him.
    My Current Top 10:

    Rive Gauche Light (2004)
    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)
    Burberry London (2006)
    Prada Amber pour Homme (2006)
    Live Jazz (1998)
    Eau des Baux (2006)
    Midnight in Paris EDP (2010)
    Arpege pour Homme (2005)
    Eau Duelle (2010)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chili_willi View Post
    That's the first time I have heard it described as an incense fragrance. I have never smelled it but keep reading positive comments about it. Interesting, now I want to try it even more.
    I get an incensy, sweet-soft-leatherish vibe from it. Good stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by gupts View Post
    I thought that responses in this thread would mostly contain Amouage, as I think no one does Incense better than them.
    It appears that a lot of fellow basenoters don't share my views :-(
    Amouage do have a wonderful incense note but they use it as part of their scents, i.e. floating in the background. For straight up incense fragrances , I like Gate of Hell by L'Artisan and Midnight Mass by ETRO.

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    CdG Zagorsk / Kyoto / Avignon in that order
    Black Tourmaline
    Black Cashmere
    Mecca Balsam
    Fille en Aiguilles.

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    I love so many but probably my absolute favorite are Norma Kamali Incense, Black Tourmaline Durbano and Amouage Homage.

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    1 Body Kouros

    2 M7

    3 Lalique pour homme (not really considered in this category, but I pick up an incense feel to it)

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    Charriol Royal Platinum good incense (with sweet oud) that works very well
    my blog : bonnygonggrijp.blogspot.com

    Lalique Pour Homme

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    Kyoto
    Gucci pour Homme
    Incense Oud
    vintage Body Kouros ( nag champa in the drydown)
    I would love to get my hands on vintage Furyo though, I love nag champa!

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    Kyoto and JXXV
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    For me it is CDG Avignon and Profumum Roma Olibanum

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    Armani Prive Bois d'Encens for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinramani09 View Post
    I would love to get my hands on vintage Furyo though, I love nag champa!
    I think you can pick that one up from xmen's sale thread (not sure if it's vintage though).

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/229...th-waiting-for!

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