Incense Oud by By Kilian is my favorite.
Thread: The ultimate incense war
Apart from Comme de Garcon's range of incenses, which incense do you highly rate? I love Liturgie des Heures and like Montale's Fill Incense. Which do you like?
Incense Oud by By Kilian is my favorite.
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
Incense as Main Note
Sonoma Scent Studio -- Incense Pure
CdG -- Avignon
Tom Ford -- Sahara Noir
Heeley -- Cardinals
Montale -- Full Incense
Incense as Component
L'Occitane -- Eau des Baux
Lush -- Breath of God
Byredo -- M/Mink
Amouage -- Interlude Man
CdG -- 2Man
MFK -- Absolue por le Soir
TF -- Amber Absolute
Bond -- Silver Factory
Tokyo Milk -- Bulletproof
Not a fan of the Kilian one, personally
Last edited by deadidol; 5th May 2013 at 06:20 AM.
Forgot, must add Norma Kamali Incense to this list.
Cool. Didn't know many of those ones.
+1 for Armani Prive - Bois d'Encens . A lovely incense with pepper.
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I really like Incense Oud but unfortunately the longetivity I get from it is maybe 2-3 hours.. really disappointed because it's the only By Kilian that I've ever had longetivity problems with, and probably my second favourite in terms of smell next to Straight to Heaven.
Third vote for Sahara Noir. Very appealing.
In incense war? Good! Let's hope all incense scents destroy each other
Rundholz Parfums 03.Apr.1968 you guys are in trouble. LOL.
+2 for Montale Full Incense
+2 for Heeley Cardinal
Also, Tauer Incense Extreme -- not for the faint of heart!
And L'Artisan's Timbuktu and Dzonghkha, both of which have incense playing a significant part.
I enjoy Mark Buxton's mb03 very much.
It's my go to when I'm craving a church themed incense fragrance.
If you want a unique incense, Wazamba from Parfum d'Empire is a must try.
It's another of my favorites.
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Wasnt into incense until recently. I do like Odin 07 Tanoke but +1 on Incense Oud.
CdG -- Avignon
kamali with 16 hours kills it. Rundholz Parfums 03.Apr.1968 12 hours on me.
Durbano Black Tourmaline, Rock Crystal and
Armani Bois D'Encens. Stark. Austere. Beautiful.
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I love Wazamba, it's awesome, but the one that wins it for me is Bond no 9 Silver Factory...man do I love the stuff, I'm sure that no one will agree with me on this one but I really like it. I've been on an incense kick for about 5 months now and I'm looking for more so keep the comments coming.
I am still a relative newbie but my favorite incense has become Amouage Opus VI.
I'll classify them: (ones in italic are medleys)
Frankisense (aka olibanum aka Lebaan):
Norma Kamali Incense
Other (sometimes referred to as Catholic church)
En Sens de Bois
Terre de l'Encens
Norma Kamali Incense is a name I keep hearing. I've never come across this brand before. I suppose this is one of the joys of fragrance collecting! There's always something you haven't tried.
Gucci our Homme
CDG Black EDT
Mauboussin M Generation
Casbah de Robert Piguet,
"Oud pour Lui" by Alyssa Ashley (anyone knows?),
and (ok, you can lapidate me now) the old Nu by Yves Saint Laurent.
Last edited by deadidol; 5th May 2013 at 10:35 PM.
Has anyone mentioned Serge Noire, one of my favorite fragrances?
I love incense as part of a composition but not so much full forward incense. In my mind, there are two that stand out and these are Bois d'Encens and Avignon. I like them both both not something I want to smell like.
Another that I enjoy is Messe de Minuit-Etro and, as mentioned, Liturgie des Heures.
It looks like there may be a couple of bottles left. Its only available in 200mls&500mls, 475.00/1200.00 respectively.
Last edited by trex57; 6th May 2013 at 12:33 AM.
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Encens Flamboyant from Goutal is a good one - more 'moist' than Bois d'Encens, which I find a bit dry.
Memoir Man is pretty good.
Lots of great incense fumes already mentioned. One I really like and has not been mentioned yet is Josef Statkus.
Messe de Minuit
Honestly, I love a lot of incense fragrances. Those that top my list right now (of ones I've tried):
-Memoir Man by Amouage
-LDDM by Tauer (as a component)
-Black Amber by Agonist (thanks Trex for the sample)
-Jubilation XXV by Amouage
I like others, but I'll keep the list short.
I'm surprised that no one has mentioned Black Afgano yet. Got a sample of this a couple of days ago and I cannot stop sniffing my arm. I really don't see where all of the controversy is coming from with this, as to me it smells very pleasant. It is also by far the longest lasting perfume I have sampled yet - I get 24 hours, easy.
I don't know, I guess tastes vary widely, but to me this is one of the most refined, classy, masterfully blended, captivating perfumes on the market.
I will be picking up a full bottle very soon.
Messe de Minuit by Etro is like a midnight mass in a catholic church
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Eau Des Baux
Man Buzzlepuff...I was reading all I could find about Citrine just yesterday, I'm very intrigued, it seems like it would be "killa", I was wondering if anyone would recommend it on this thread.