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    Question Warm, resinous, "hippie" style incense

    I'm looking for a fragrance that contains incense of the "natural" type, evoking images of sitars and peace and love. Not something austere and churchy like Avignon. I was raised Catholic, so the smell of incense at mass is stuck in my brain forever :P

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    Not a big fan of hippies, but you might wanna try L'air du Desert Marocain, I believe a hippy would appreciate that fragrance by getting stoned off his ass and letting his spirit soar on the dry, dusty desert winds. Alternately you could try Le Maroc, also by Tauer, which smells like an Indian shop in the best possible way, including wafts of Nag Champa.

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    Messe de Minuit by Etro

    Don't get intimidated by the name Midnight Mass.....it's not as churchy as Avignon or Full Incense by Montale. Messe de Minuit is warm and resinous and ambery with a drop of orange in the background

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    It was usually a mix of Patchouli & Sandalwood essential oils and Indian incense that was floating round in those days - Nag Champa, Mogra (beautiful) and the other usual suspects - not so much frankincense to my knowledge.

    Maybe some of Diptyques? Eau Lente, Tam Dao and a few others might be worth checking out.

    A couple of personal favourites redolent of the era but not really containing any of the above notes.
    1969 (Histoires de Parfums)
    Yerbamate (Lorenzo Villoresi)

    Esoteric suggestion for the intensely curious: Mecca Balsam from profumo.it with a bit of DSH Sandalo Inspiritu (or any good sandalwood).

    Peace

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    Have you tried something like Ambra del Nepal by I Profumi di Firenze ?
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    Default Re: Warm, resinous, "hippie" style incense

    Incense fragrances that try to replicate the "through smoke" effect usually prove unsatisfying.

    They don't smell like the incense I usually burn, but they're all good fragrances with a high quality incense note:

    Bois d'Armenie
    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Jubilation XXV
    Cuir Mauresque
    La Myrrhe
    Dzongkha
    __________

    Matthew Williamson Collection: Incense? - never smelled it
    Profumum Olibanum? - never smelled it
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    you already had some great suggestions but I'd add

    L'Eau Trois
    Dzonkha
    Floris Santal
    Santal Noble
    Incense Oud
    Elixir
    Chembur
    Orris Noir
    Aoud Pur Oriental
    Elternhaus Unfaith
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    borneo 1834 smells exactly like a hippie touring India fell into a cultivated field and rolled around for a while. Sigh...

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    My favorites of this type bolded:

    Jubilation XXV
    Dzongka
    Vintage M7
    Tauer Incense Extreme
    L'Air Du Desert Marocain
    No. 88 (though not warm or sweet, def very hippie)
    Eav Des Bavx

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    Hmmm..never smelt it but read up and seen alot of reviews on one. Correct me if I am wrong as this is a blind suggestion BUT what about Black Afgano this bottle of perfume is part of the project Nasomatto.
    The fragrance aims to evoke the best quality of Hashish. It is the result of a quest to arouse the effects of temporary bliss.

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    oops for got to add; I should imagine a Patchouli based scent might not go a miss either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kccparis View Post
    Hmmm..never smelt it but read up and seen alot of reviews on one. Correct me if I am wrong as this is a blind suggestion BUT what about Black Afgano this bottle of perfume is part of the project Nasomatto.
    The fragrance aims to evoke the best quality of Hashish. It is the result of a quest to arouse the effects of temporary bliss.
    naaah.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    borneo 1834 smells exactly like a hippie touring India fell into a cultivated field and rolled around for a while. Sigh...
    You've altered my perception and relationship with Borneo 1834 for ever... and I'm not sure if in a good way.

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    Full Incense

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    +1 For No 88 as it smells like a Rose Joss stick and is very groovy and hippy man. Peace

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    I'll second C&S No. 88 and Etro's Messe di Minuit - both are great fragrances, and have the requisite incense-meets-patchouli funk.

    The most hippie head-shop smelling fragrance I know and love may not be hugely incense-like, but I feel PG's L'Ombre Fauve is a wonderful hippie-patchouli type of fragrance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miguelca View Post
    You've altered my perception and relationship with Borneo 1834 for ever... and I'm not sure if in a good way.
    Lol substitute hippie for intrepid traveler then

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    Quote Originally Posted by kccparis View Post
    Hmmm..never smelt it but read up and seen alot of reviews on one. Correct me if I am wrong as this is a blind suggestion BUT what about Black Afgano this bottle of perfume is part of the project Nasomatto.
    The fragrance aims to evoke the best quality of Hashish. It is the result of a quest to arouse the effects of temporary bliss.
    naaah


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    Tobacco vanilla to my nose has all these qualities.
    also I add Fumerie turque
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
    comme des garçons man 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by kccparis View Post
    Hmmm..never smelt it but read up and seen alot of reviews on one. Correct me if I am wrong as this is a blind suggestion BUT what about Black Afgano this bottle of perfume is part of the project Nasomatto.
    The fragrance aims to evoke the best quality of Hashish. It is the result of a quest to arouse the effects of temporary bliss.
    How have you not smelled it yet?

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    When I think of hippies, I think of pot brownies. So I will recommend Coze by Parfumerie Generale, which is really great.

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    Neil Morris - Hippie...
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    I always think of patchouli when I think of "hippie" scents. Patchouli mixed with other incense spices will do it. PG Intragant Patchouli is one that will bring out the inner hippie. Also Borneo 1834 with the dry/warm cocoa and vanilla with the patchouli. Far out! Some vetiver scents also smell very earthy and "hippie" - DSH Vetiver, DSH Earth, Miller Harris Vetiver Bourbon, Madini Oils Vetiver.

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    I might have to re-visit Messe de Minuit because I did not find it a fun scent at all. It was not only churchy, but I would say medieval crypt with the candles blown out. For a softer take on incense I go for Incense Flamboyant, and for a fun incense (flowers in the hair) Pomegranate noire.

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    Default Re: Warm, resinous, "hippie" style incense

    You need to try the two fragrances from Aesop, Mystra and Marrakech
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    + 1 for the Aesop suggestion in this context. Marrakesh is the warmer and more inviting of he two IMO.
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    ..........
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    Etro Sandalo has a beautiful, creamy sandalwood note and a very buoyant India incense accord. Great stuff and I think it has the vibe you're describing.
    '...And you'll carry me down on your dancing
    To the pools that you lift on your wrist...'

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    Aramis Devin

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    I posted Neil Morris - Hippie, earlier, and before I had tried it. I ordered a bottle last week, and just got home from work to find it waiting for me. It's fantastic!! It is warm, resinous and very much "Hippie" as it's name suggests!! It's got some incense wafting through the ambery / patchouli goodness!! I think it may just be what you are looking for... Neil Morris has personally signed the bottle too "Enjoy! Neil"
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    You need to try the two fragrances from Aesop, Mystra and Marrakech
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    Default Re: Warm, resinous, "hippie" style incense

    Thank you for the responses, everyone.

    Definitely planning to try Jubilation XXV and L'Air Du Desert Marocain this weekend if I can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grottola View Post
    Thank you for the responses, everyone.

    Definitely planning to try Jubilation XXV and L'Air Du Desert Marocain this weekend if I can.
    great choices, but while Jubilation XXV it's an amazing scent it's also very far from the "hippie style" IMO.


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    Since I'm an old hippie and was present Woodstock in 1969, I do have a handle on what hippies smell like.

    First off, forget C&S #88 (great scent) but nothing like a hippie. Hippies smoke marijuana, not crack cocaine. #88 smells like french milled soap - since when did a hippie ever smell like soap.

    Some of the previous one mentioned that qualify are:

    Borneo 1834
    Black Afgano
    Neil Morris Hippie
    Smell Bent Hungry Hungry Hippie
    Bois d' Encens by Arami Prive
    L' Eau by Diptyque was really popular in 1968 - 1975 when real hippies walked the earth. Too heavy on the clove for todays hippie, but that's what hippies smelled like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeck View Post
    Since I'm an old hippie and was present Woodstock in 1969, I do have a handle on what hippies smell like.

    First off, forget C&S #88 (great scent) but nothing like a hippie. Hippies smoke marijuana, not crack cocaine. #88 smells like french milled soap - since when did a hippie ever smell like soap.

    Some of the previous one mentioned that qualify are:

    Borneo 1834
    Black Afgano
    Neil Morris Hippie
    Smell Bent Hungry Hungry Hippie
    Bois d' Encens by Arami Prive
    L' Eau by Diptyque was really popular in 1968 - 1975 when real hippies walked the earth. Too heavy on the clove for todays hippie, but that's what hippies smelled like.
    Damn. Thanks dude. My dad was at Woodstock too....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    It was usually a mix of Patchouli & Sandalwood essential oils and Indian incense

    Eau Lente

    A couple of personal favourites redolent of the era but not really containing any of the above notes.
    1969 (Histoires de Parfums)
    The Eau Lente for me it was hefty. To much, to be frank, puh! 1969 appears way to feminine to me, hence I sold it recently. On a woman - perfect! Interlectual, balanced, clean and all ... but it has not so much to do with incense.

    Encens Et Bubblegum from Etat Libre d'Orange tries to do exactly what You want. An incense without church. But, for me it develops into a too sweet one-dimensional direction. It even evokes the feel of old chewing gum, You know, that sticky mess when all fruit and sweetness is gone and only the tasteless substrate is left. But, give it at try. I'm not fond of incense, so my feelings won' tell You to much about the incense-iness of E&B.

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    Check out My Indian Childhood by D.S. & Durga. It's not exactly incense, but has a great hippie vibe.

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