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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
    Cardinal

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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
    Gucci Pour Homme I

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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.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Avignon (Series 3: Incense) by Comme des Garcons
    This one.
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    MdM White

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    Messe de Minuit..Etro. Incense accords abound in this fragrance. From top to bottom.
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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.

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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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    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
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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.

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    gucci pour homme and visit by azzaro
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    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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    A tie between Zagorsk and Avignon

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    some say bois du portugal is one of them if it is then that if not then body kouros

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    Timbuktu by L'Artisan.

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    Kyoto, Dzongkha, Encens Flamboyante & Epic Woman

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    Amouage Dia
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    I like Avignon and Kyoto, but I feel that they are pretty straightforward incense scents. For me, my favorite would be Idole.

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    Frankincense & Myrrh (1984)
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    The absolute favorite (Incense-centric, not just featuring incense) from what I own: L'Air Du Desert Marocain.

    Runner-up: Encens Flamboyant.
    Last edited by MFJ; 1st July 2010 at 07:39 AM.

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    Amouage Epic man

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    I'm not a big fan of incense, if it's strong and dominant there's a very high chance I won't like it.

    My favorite one would be: Body Kouros.
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    Egoïste by Chanel
    Reflection man by Amouage

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    Blackened, you get incense in Reflection Man?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    Blackened, you get incense in Reflection Man?
    of course , a kind of subtle incense. don´t you?
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    Looking at the different answers, and very (extremely) different frags recommended, I will try to explain my point of view regarding INCENSE.
    I believe there is a semantic problem when we speak about incense, as we understand incense in two different ways:

    a: Incensy frags thar remind us of the oriental incense sticks burning, which has an array of different smells or feelings (from Nag Champa, to Sandalwood and patchouli sticks including traditional oriental resins such as myrrh)...these I call "generic incense" as the are evocative of these big category of various smells. I believe many frags replicate this effect: Kouros, Habit Rouge (vintage), Body Kouros, M7, Egoiste. This is very subjective and as wide as the different available incense sticks.

    b: Frags containing a dominant (or at least very noticeable) note of frankincnese, the Boswellia sacra (or serrata o carterii) resin. This are most known as church or meditative incenses and when used solely are very austere and sometimes lemony-smoky. In this category there are also lots of good examples (specially in niche perfumery), but my personal favourite are:
    Etro´s Messe de Minuit
    Cdg Avignon, Zagorsk and Jaisalmer
    Olivier Durbano´s Black Tourmaline and Rock Crystal
    Miller et Bertaux #2 Spiritus / Land
    L´Artisan Parfumeur Passage d´Enfer
    Annick Goutal Encens Flamboyant
    Heely Cardinal.

    cheers

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    Last edited by Halo; 1st July 2010 at 12:29 PM.

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    Encens Flamboyant, Dzongkha, and Epic Man.
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    Serge Lutens
    Gris Clair

    Lavender
    and Incense, Heavenly!

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    Another vote for L'ADDM

    For an unusual use of an incense note, Diptyque's sadly discontinued L'Eau Trois, deserves mention. This had a great medicinal opening that featured myrrh. Pity that, like most Diptyque's, L'ET disappeared on me very quickly. I didn't buy a bottle then it went off the market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonysoprano100 View Post
    gucci pour homme and visit by azzaro
    Plus Tumulte by Christian Lacroix...

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    Fahrenheit Absolute

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    Z-14.

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    Oooh! How can I forget Santal Noble?!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewfoo View Post
    The absolute favorite (Incense-centric, not just featuring incense) from what I own: L'Air Du Desert Marocain.

    Runner-up: Encens Flamboyant.
    Another vote for LDDM.
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    I can certainly see all the love for avignon. I love it too but always thought kyoto was more wearable and natural smelling. Avignon is hard core incense at it's best. Smells like its straight from a temple or monastery. I forgot to include another high quality incense, Encens et Lavende.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    So easy: CDG Avignon

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    wow, what more can I add? +1 to various recs including Avignon (Though I prefer Kyoto), +1 for remembering Gris Clair, +1 to Eau Des Baux, etc
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    gucci envy!
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    CDG Kyoto
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    Messe du Minuit - Etro
    Kyoto - CDG
    Cardinal - Heeley
    Passage d'Enfer - L'Artisan

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.303 View Post
    I also wanted to add Bois d'Encens from The Armani Prive Collection
    Gary
    +1 It was my SOTD this Tuesday and enjoyed it very much

    For fruity incense, try Fille en Aiguilles and Wazamba
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