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    Name an incense cologne that you think is the best!

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    Body Kouros

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    Avignon (Series 3: Incense) by Comme des Garcons

    Be prepared for a bunch of wildly different responses on this thread.

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    Heeley
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    Currently wearing: Vetiver by Mazzolari

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    For straight up incense, Kyoto by CDG.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    I don't like heavy incense in cologne, but a light touch is cool. Case in point: Hummer H2.

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    Aedes de Venustas
    Avignon
    Kyoto
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    Le Labo Vetiver 46

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    Himalaya

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    I had a bunch of incense fragrances in my wardrobe but I decided to minimize my collection, got rid of them all but Avignon. The only incense fragrance I need.
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    Eau des Baux by L'Occitane en Provence. A cypress incense with a base of vanilla.
    "No elegance is possible without it...perfume is a part of you." Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
    Currently wearing: Poison by Christian Dior

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    In my wardrobe, Signature by S.T. Dupont is my favorite use of the incense note (subtle and very well done), followed closely by Nemo by Cacheral and Visit by Azzaro. Bogart Citytower by Jacques Bogart also makes fairly good use of incense (in this case, as a dominant note).
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    Default Re: Name your best incense cologne.

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Avignon (Series 3: Incense) by Comme des Garcons
    This one.
    Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread

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    MdM White

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    Messe de Minuit..Etro. Incense accords abound in this fragrance. From top to bottom.
    Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....

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    Un Parfum des Sens et Bois by The Different Company!

    But if best is defined as "strongest", then Neil Morris Cathedral.
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    M7 and Cologne pour le Soir

    I have to admit that Avignon is pretty amazing too, but it's just a bit too austere for me.
    Sales thread here

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    + 1 on the CDG Avignon.

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    Let Me Play the Lion

    Although I rate Bois de Turquie, Jubilation XXV, and Epic Man up there as well.
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    Default Re: Name your best incense cologne.

    I own all the CdG Incense series except Avignon, which I find too luxurious. I like 'em lean and mean. Really resinous. Hauntingly austere.
    Here's a couple of great ones:
    Olibanum by Profumum
    Incenso by I Profumi di Firenze
    odysseusm

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    This one.
    Yep

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    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 :-(

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    I really enjoyed Incense Extreme and Incense Rose by Tauer, but I felt they were a little too much after a few hours wear. Rose has a slight animalic tinge that keeps it interesting.

    2 Man and Tumulte are my two favorite 'wearable' incenses.
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    There are so many wonders in this category. Purely wonderful creations. I've shifted favorites/bests several times. Now I say it's between CdG Zagorsk and L'Artisan Parfumeur's Passage d'Enfer.
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

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    There are many fine incense-rich fragrances to choose from, but Dia for Men and Dzongkha ar my current favorites.

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    Kyoto by Comme des Garcons.....Saks Fifth Avenue Pour Homme, West Side and Silver Factory by Bond No.9
    Gary

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    I also wanted to add Bois d'Encens from The Armani Prive Collection
    Gary

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    I like Avignon and Heeley's Cardinal, both essentially smell similar, albeit slightly synthetic, to actual raw frankincense tears from Somalia.

    I also really like L'Occitane's Eav Des Bavx, but it not a pure "incense" scent, more of a woody/spicy gourmand.

    Another with an excellent frankincense note, a note which of all frankincense notes smells the most like true Omani Sacra resin, is the frankincense note in L'Artisan's Navegar.
    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

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    gucci pour homme and visit by azzaro
    "Burn their homes and churches.Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again.
    For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a new Armenia."

    William Saroyan.
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    Default Re: Name your best incense cologne.

    One more vote for CDG Avignon; followed closely by YSL M7 (well, it's insense-ish) and then followed by Azzarro Visit.


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