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    Default Ouarzazate Comme des Garcons

    I have not read even one negative report, commentary or review for this fragrance!!
    I have not tried it yet, but is it really that good? Or is it just overrated?
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    I tried it a few times and loved it. Very heady.

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    All the CdG incense series are very good. I've gone through phases where I preferred Kyoto, then Avignon, then Ouarzazate and now my favorite is Jaisalmer. Just give it a try but you can get a good idea from how it smells reading the description and reviews on Luckyscent.

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    I love all the CdG Incense Series scents, but Ouarzazate is my favorite (and the only one I own a full bottle of); to me it's more complex than the others and reads as more than just an "incense" fragrance, though as with all the frags in this line the longevity leaves something to be desired.

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    I like the line overall. For me the standout was Avignon, although I ended up getting the bottle of Kyoto. They're all good though, so Ouarzazate and Jaisalmer for example also get good reviews. I think you'll be happy with any of them.
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    I tried the Incense series and loved Quarzazate the best. All incense and stewed figs.
    Kyoto, I cannot wear saffron it goes weird on me.
    Avignon was just too stare.
    Jaisalmer just did not appeal to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donna255 View Post
    I tried the Incense series and loved Quarzazate the best. All incense and stewed figs...
    There is a hint of the gourmand in Ourzazate, I agree, which is why it's the only one of the Incense series that I've chosen to buy a full bottle of (Zagorsk, I'm lookin' at you next!). Its only serious failing is that it's pretty fleeting; Ourzazate was/is my SOTD today (inspired by a recent poll on the CDG Series), and although I applied pretty heavily, it was reduced to a skin scent within 3 hours or so.
    All of the frags in the CDG Incense series are well constructed and pleasant. It's hard to go wrong with any of them, but you have to like incense frags, obviously.
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    It is my favorite of the line, and I own all except for Avignon. Arguably it is the driest, most complex, the most green... and therefore very interesting to me.
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    It's my least favorite of the series. The way the sweetness and sage play together is unsettling for me. It's OK, but feels somehow lacking. Kind of bland, despite all the pepper.
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    I really like it - but still think Avignon is the best of the series.
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    I love that scent. IMO Kyoto is running a close second in the series.
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    I too really really like it. My favorite from the incense series by far. I don't know why I've never purchased it, it just keeps getting pushed down the list.
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    I love it. Pepper and burning sage.
    Second only to Avignon for me in that series.

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    This one is my favorite in the series; however, I ended up buying Avignon because Ouarzazate lasts all for about a minute on me and then, poof, it's gone.

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    ..after many tests I think is one of the best, if not the best
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    Does anybody else find this one rather fleeting? Bought it today and it doesn't seem to hang around long does it?, or make it's presence known after the opening 10 minutes or so for that matter.

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    I'd really like to try this one next, the incense series has proven very nice. I have Kyoto and Avignon and have tried Jaisalmer (unimpressed) but this one sounds pretty interesting. I just don't know how much room I have for incense...it's becoming a very popular note in my collection.

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    I don't have any incense frags in my collection...I just haven't found one that I particularly liked. That being said, I'm very intrigued by the CDG Incense line...particulary Ouarzazate and Jaisalmer....sounds like Ourzazate might be a winner in my book because I like my scents to be more skin-scentish...does it stick around for a while as a skin scent, or does it fade away all too fast all around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke Hunt View Post
    Does anybody else find this one rather fleeting? Bought it today and it doesn't seem to hang around long does it?, or make it's presence known after the opening 10 minutes or so for that matter.
    It doesn't have great longevity, no. But it smells very nice anyway
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    I must be a little odd, because Quarzazate never really clicked with me. I adore the rest of the incense series especially Zagorsk and Avignon but Quarzazate always ended up smelling like burnt toast and fenugreek on me and I'm not a fan of fenugreek.

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    It's a very nice scent IMO.

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    Possibly the least Comme Des Garcons among the incense series, still pretty darn good stuff...


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    I have not tried Avignon but the rest of the incense series. Ouarzazate is my favorite.

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    It's my least favorite in the series, but it is an excellent series. My two favorites are Avignon and Jaisalmer. They are definitely all worth sampling for anyone who likes incense-based fragrances.

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    Wore this today for work and I absolutely love it... it may be my favourite from the incense line but 'tis true that for the wonderful smell I get the longevity suffers; this beauty lacks stamina! I am on my 2nd bottle in just over a year and I was fortunate enough to score the incense sticks on ebay for a handsome price. They also, while smelling beautiful, fail to stick around despite being very potent whilst burning.

    There really isn't anything out there quite like it though, so there is no killer sillage/longevity monster alternative as far as I know... so I will continue to use it and replace it year after year until (dreaming) CdG release an eau de parfum series of the incense line!

    Just to add, I did have a strange day once where Ouarzazate wouldn't quit on me and 2 girls at work were very taken with the scent... it was odd because I could also smell it strongly. Guess it just decided to bloom that day.

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    I read this through this thread a few times before going to Vegas this past weekend. I went to Vegas with the intent to test and tryout the Incense line! All are seriously great, but I bought Ouarzazate...I absolutely love it. I agree that the longevity isn't the greatest, but man is it a great scent from a great line!! Thanks for all your thoughts on the line.

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