Thread: Comme des Garcon Incense Series
with the exception of Jaisalmer which is a nice tiger-balm oriented fragrance, I find all the rest to be outstanding. My favorite is by all means Avignon.
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My favourites are Avignon and Zagorsk, the others are very good too. Kyoto always smelled like the most feminine of the series to me, Jaisalmer is the spiciest and least incense-ish, and Quarzazate was the least familiar smelling and most challenging.
owned all of them (currently own avignon, ouarzazate & jaisalmer) but i have to go against the trend and say that kyoto is my least favourite, partly because of a slightly sweet, damp/wet rag aspect to it, but also because i already own cdg monocle hinoki and christian lacroix tumulte which are very similar and superior to kyoto.
my favourite is avignon - catholic church, followed by zagorsk - greek orthodox church (& very austere).
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Tried a few. Liked Avignon but did not buy it.
Kyoto. I bought a full bottle of Avignon but hardly ever wear it - although it's great. It's just too catholic. Kyoto is probably the best.
I'm thinking of blind buying Avignon in the morning.
Speaking as a lapsed Catholic I don't find Avignon all that churchified. Lots of Provencal rosemary in there. I do like it though. I have all of them except Jaisalmer. Zagorsk is my favourite.
I recently tried Exultat by Maria Candida Gentile; now that I DO find very churchy. It is quite lovely, more subtle than Avignon. And more complicated. I recommend it to any incense fan, it is one of the best.
Been wanting to try this series for quite some time..
I am a Kyoto Lover for sure.....This is Fantastic!!!
Kyoto is good but Avignon is legendary...
My current top ten:
1. Oud Wood
2. Spice and Wood
4. Pure Malt
5. Tonka Imperial
6. Dior Homme
7. Epic Man
8. L'air Du Desert Marocain
9. Noir de Noir
10. Terre D'Hermes
In a world where 6 million people are added each month, every landscape matters.
I didn't get much out of the "uplifting" Jaisalmer and the "serious" Zagorsk. Frankly, it's the lack of longevity that disturbs me. I'm not to dismiss a fragrance quickly because it is light or so, but in case of Zagorsk I just have no time to enjoy it - it's vanished without a whimper (as a lover of all things Russian I have to say: what a pity). I should try Avignon soon, because it has a good reputation on basenotes. Dammit, I even may get my nose adjusted to the conception of this line.
That's the spirit; listening to Rachmaninoff's All-night-vigil while being drenched in Zagorsk...
Last edited by Candide; 4th July 2012 at 12:29 AM.
I believe that if you are between the Avignon and Kyoto, Βlack is the epitome.. Gathers the good features of both.
Dou you agree;
I find Black to be more smoky and leathery (birch tar). Kyoto is ethereal, transparent, and woody. Avignon is dry, slightly smoky, and resinous.
These three share quite a few elements, but I do not see Black as having the 'good' features of the other two.
All three are excellent.
I think Avignon is the least wearable though, it's difficult to find the right occasion for it. It's more of a scent that one enjoys alone. It's a close run between Kyoto and Black in terms of wearability IMHO, they are both pretty good in those terms.