Norma Kamali – Incense
Thread: Name your best incense cologne.
I see no love here for my favorite from the CdG series, Quarzazate. I wonder why..
Norma Kamali – Incense
Annayake Miyako - very true rendition of Japanese temple incense.
Whoops I forgot to mention Andy Warhol Silver Factory by Bond no. 9. It smells like Indian temple incense with a touch of castoreum and vanilla. I don't know what the deal is with the name.... it smells nothing like anything I would ever associate with Andy Warhol.
Sales thread here
Another vote for Wazamba.
+1 Heeley Cardinal
+2 for the Avignon love-fest going on here (husband's favorite, and one of mine, too)
Will try Kyoto based on the recommendations here, but I can't say I'm an incense fan. When I do want one, I reach for something safe like LDDM.
Bond no 9 Silver Factory
Tom Ford Japon Noir
A +1 for Un Parfum des Sens et Bois by The Different Company!
Mark Buxton - Around Midnight
Gold - Christian Dior Fahreheit Absolute
Silver - Gucci Envy for men
Bronze - YSL Body Kouros
it's not a cologne technically but Amouage Tribute attar has the best, cleanest, most uplifting frankincense note ever.
Im 40 years late but here it is... JubilationXXV
I love incense perfumes, and one that has not been mentioned is one of my favorites, Incense Oud by Kilian
I find Comme des Garçons Zagorsk very zen.
Balsamo della Mecca (La Via del Profumo)
'Mecca Balsam' made by Dominique Dubrana (check out his Basenotes Social Group).
Gucci Rush for Men. Sadly discontinued, but infinitely richer and more complex than Incense Avignon.
L´Artisan Parfumeur - Passage d´Enfer, resinous piney franckincense and lily
Comme des garcons - Avignon, pure liturgical, ritual franckincense
Annick Goutal - Encens flamboyant, smokey tarry cool franckincense with sappy cedar
COmme des Garcons - Artek / Standard, cold rusty, metallic incense
Norma Kamali - incense, wow incense
Profumun - Olibanum, fresh and smoky franckincense
Olivier Durbano - Rock Crystal, fresh, cedary franckincense
Olivier Durbano - Black Tourmaline, dark heavy franckincense
These are my favourites
Last edited by Halo; 21st September 2011 at 08:21 PM.
SOLOMON saith: There is no new thing upon the earth. So that as Plato had an imagination, That all knowledge was but remembrance; so Solomon giveth his sentence, That all novelty is but oblivion.
Annick Goutal - Ambre Fetiche
Annick Goutal - Encense Flamboyant
Andy Tauer - L'air du desert Marocain
I don't have a signature fragrance. My signature changes a little bit every day, why shouldn't my fragrance?
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
Too many to mention but the following three are mandatory IMO...
Armani Privè Bois D'Encens
Comme Des Garcons Avignon
Norma Kamali Incense
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Creed Angelique Encens. So beautiful. Too bad it's so hard to find.
In my wardrobe - none I am aware of, but on the bright side, I might need to focus on sampling, testing, discovering, purchasing, collecting more incense scents