Montale Full incense
I needs me some incense for the holidays.
Montale Full incense
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Armani Prive's Bois d'Encens & Encens Satin
Dior - Mitzah
Great recommendations above!
For something with good versatility, I'd like Passage d'Enfer and Dzongkha.
Bond No. 9 Silver Factory
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
Most of the ones I'd think of for great incense have already been mentioned.
CDG Avignon and Heeley Cardinal would be the two I'd add.
Seconding Sahara noir. One of our Arabian BNer judges it to be perhaps the most realistic burnt frankincense.
For a more christmasy feel, of incense plus assorted christmasy smells, perhaps Fille en aiguille, with the piney forest.
By Kilian's Incense Oud is perhaps the most wearable "burning incense" fragrance I have come across.
To me, L'Occitane Eau de Baux
The white smoke note in CDG's 2 Man gives me a burning incense vibe.
Amouage Interlude Man might be a possibility.......
Try Annick Goutal's Encens Flamboyant. The name actually means "burning incense", & l certainly get that vibe from it.
"What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.
Embers by Rouge Bunny Rouge.
Smoky, spice incense. This is worth a sampling.
TOP: Pink Pepper, Nutmeg, Clove
HEART: Freesia, Jasmine, Cistus, Incense
BASE: Styrax, Peru Balsam, Sandalwood
"No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.
Another vote for Sahara Noir!
You might also sample Odin 07 Tenoke (sp?) and Black Tourmaline.
1. Amouage Epic man
2. Dior Leather Oud
3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
5. Amouage Opus VII
6. Byredo Bullion
7. Norma Kamali Incense
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
Casbah is unrelenting smoky incense
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'driů) - 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) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
Miller Harris - La Fumee. Smells like smouldering church incense at a christmas carol service
vintage Messe de Minuit
Serge Noire by Serge Lutens
"You are here to enable the Divine purpose of the Universe to unfold. That is how important you are."
-- Eckhart Tolle
Santalum by Profumum
M Generation. Now that's incense. Another one would be Full Incense by Montale.
Incense Pure by Sonoma Scent Studio
Breath of God by Gorilla Perfumes (Lush)
Cardinal by Heeley
Sahara by Tom Ford
Bois d'Ascese by Naomi Goodsir
Full Incense by Montale
I have a so-called "sub wardrobe" of around 11 incense centered scents, not to mention other stuff i tested from samples.
Best scent available on the market that portrays the smell of fumigating incense in my opinion is : Robert Piguet Casbah.
Runner up : Sahara Noir.
The reason i mention market availability is because Norma Kamali Incense (which is not available anymore) was the best ever made.
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Hypocrites will always be a thorn in my back....and my middle finger will always be the best remedy.....
CdG Avignon is the better Montale Full Incense for me. Very alike.
CdG 2 Man and Odeur 73 are worth checking, as well as Serge Lutens Fille en Aiguilles.
If you want to try something different, you can go for Lillipur by Tiziana Terenzi.
Parfum D'Empire Ambre Russe
Champagne and vodka with a touch of smoky birch leather that dries down to Incense, musk and amber.
I find it a bit heavy on the incense through the base notes but well mixed with the amber
One that I haven't seen mentioned: Wazamba.
I sniffed the current version of Bois d'Armenie at Guerlain this summer and found it much diluted from the original. Be sure to test this before buying if your only experience is with the original release.
Lots of great suggestions here. One new one that I recently sampled is from the Ephemera by Unsound Music Festival. One in particular called "Noise" was a nice take on frankincense/incense. Composed by Geza Schoen, this one reminds me a lot of CdG 2Man; and could easily fit into the CdG family. This one was not as overpowering as CdG 2Man (2Man can become a bit too strong for me if I overspray), but the same structure for sure, with some really nice floral accents to cut through the density of the incense and woods. Good longevity and projection also, if that matters.
I agree with many recommendations above.
I will add two more.
Biel Parfumkunstwerke's mb03
Tauer's Incense extreme
"You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality." - Ayn Rand
"I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical...It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government." - Thomas Jefferson
Going with Full Intense too, if it goes with a pea-coat and Burberry suit.
Odin 07 my favorite incense. Then u have avignon and full incense. But do try odin 07. Beautifully done.
On the mellow side -
Gucci Pour Homme I
Hardcore - TF Sahara Noir
"There is a way of living that has a certain grace and beauty. It is not a constant race for what is next, rather, an appreciation of that which has come before." - Ralph Lauren
The long lost Vendetta by Valentino.
Bogart Furyo goes through a phase that smells like Nag
Champa incense smouldering on my skin and giving off
little wisps of fragrant smoke...
I know it's more difficult to get, but I'll throw in amouage tribute. Everyone should have a chance to try this.
Piotr Czarnecki Sensi is perhaps the best incense fragrance I've smelled. It comes in a 3 in 1 bottle arrangement for three different intensities of the same basic aroma. A very nice fragrance - sublime actually - that is predominantly a frankincense incense but with more character and nuance than others I've tried.
Last edited by Buzzlepuff; 15th December 2014 at 12:47 AM.