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    Default CdG Avignon or Zagorsk?

    Hi there, has anyone tried both Avignon or Zagorsk? Which do you prefer?

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    Never tried either of these.

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    Hi Fragmeister,
    Of the two, I personally prefer Zagorsk. However, after sampling the entire incense series, in the end I decided to get Jaisalmer!
    Zagorsk would be the next choice for me. It is an evocative scent.
    It's a very interesting and artfully done line and really, all of them are good but I'd say sample first.

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    Avignon, but I like Zagorsk too and would be happy with full bottles or decants of both.

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    I currently own a bottle of Avignon and I also considered a bottle of Kyoto. Zagorsk wasn't full bottle worthy IMO.
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    I own Avignon (from a swap) and enjoy it. But I find Zagorsk's greener profile suits me better. Why don't you try them both?

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    Avignon of the two.

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    Zargosk, I'm not into the churchy smell

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    Of the incense series, in terms longevity and sillage, Jaisalmer is by far the best, followed by Kyoto, then Avignon and then Zagorsk.

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    They're both very nice. Cant choose between the two.
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    Default Re: CdG Avignon or Zagorsk?

    I love and own both. That said, if you prefer a warmer and darker take on the liturgical incense, go for Avignon. Otherwise, for something freezing and dark green, definitely Zagorsk.


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    I prefer Avignon's musty-but-fresh sense-calming effect. Zagorsk is way too bitter IMO.
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    Avignon

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    I have Avignon, very nice. Reading this thread, I want to try Zagorsk too, methinks.

    Edit - Reading the reviews, it seems to lack stamina though.
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    Default Re: CdG Avignon or Zagorsk?

    Avignon. I own it and Quarzazate.

    Relatively speaking, Zagorsk came off as a little cold/ashy.

    I'd definitely sample both. Then again the whole series is worth a spin.

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    Avignon - It is noble, true and inspiring, very "Joan of Arc". Zagorsk is too "Hansel and Grettel" - it can be scary if you get lost in the woods.
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    Zagorsk

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    Default Re: CdG Avignon or Zagorsk?

    I have to concur with with Alfarom said above...as they are different.

    However, my friend DuNezDeBuzier is spot on - sample both. I, personally, find something unique and beautiful in each of the CdG Incense series. It is one of, if not, my favorite line/collection of scents ever produced by the house. The whole series is most definitely worth a spin.

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    Avignon. I own it and Quarzazate.

    Relatively speaking, Zagorsk came off as a little cold/ashy.

    I'd definitely sample both. Then again the whole series is worth a spin.
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    Default Re: CdG Avignon or Zagorsk?

    I tried and like them. If you are a collector, you will probably end up owing both eventually. I don't own any because they are not very versatile IMO. I would also suggest to sample first if you have not.

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    Default Re: CdG Avignon or Zagorsk?

    Avignon is one of my 3 favorite incense fragrances. Despite its limited versatility.

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    Zagorsk is my favourite from the series. I like all the others bar Jaisalmer.

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    Default Re: CdG Avignon or Zagorsk?

    Both are very good, but I believe it is easier to find other fragrances similar to Avignon than it is for Zagorsk. Zagorsk is "more unique".

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    If you want to thin outside the CdG box then Montale Full Incense is what you want!

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    Default Re: CdG Avignon or Zagorsk?

    Thanks for all your comments. I'm doing a swap with someone on Basenotes for a sample of both Avignon and Zagorsk. I find Montale a bit too heady for my liking. But then again, maybe I haven't tried enough of them.

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