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    Default What are your most loved incense fragrances?

    - not churchey, possibly

    I have fallen for the new Armani Myrrhe Imperiale and am wondering whether to get this or explore more..
    What are your favourites?
    P.S. I don't like 'em waxy (as in Sideris) or gravey (Messe de Nuit or the Jovoy LLDH)
    Thanks!

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    Bentley for Men Intense

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    Eau des Baux isn't pure incense but it's awesome juice.

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    AG Encens Flamboyant, Profumum Olibanum and Tauer Incense Extreme - all of these are strong frankincense scents.

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    CdG 2 Man.

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    Montale Full Incense
    Bentley For Men Intense
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    +1 Full Incense
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    Avignon (churchy but amazing)
    Sahara Noir
    Norma Kamali Incense
    Interlude Man
    Bois d'Ascese
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    Mauboussin M generation is good, for the price
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    Bond no 9 Silver (Formerly Silver Factory)
    Parfum d'Empire Wazamba
    CDG Dover Street
    Odin 10 Roam

    +1 Profumum Roma Olibanum--It's growing on me...I get a slight cigarette accord from it that I'm not too fond of, but it's starting to fade to me.

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    D.S. & Durga – Siberian Snow
    Cartier – L'Heure Mysterieuse
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    No game here..SL Encens et Lavande


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    Timbuktu
    Dzongkha
    Passage d'Enfer
    Bois d'Armenie
    Black Afgano
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    Kyoto
    Avignon

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    I have not smelled Myrrhe imperial, but I find it hard to imagine how it could possibly surpass Lutens's La Myrrhe for this material.

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    Non-churchy is tough when it comes to incense, but Matriarch's Blackbird is really good. It gives off more of a head shop style impression, but plays some weird musk tricks as well. It opens with an almost sweet leather note alongside the incense (non-smoky), and works its way down to a fuzzy musk with insane sillage.

    Interlude Man's sort of nuts, but I love it. Semi sweet, oregano, amber-y incense. Pretty much all of the others I like are churchy (Avignon, NK Incense, La Liturgie etc.)

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    Interlude Man. My god, it's fantastic. Challenging, but fantastic. It's easily in my top 5 of all time. Epic Man is also a stunner, as is Memoir Man.

    Bentley for men Intense. A fragrance associated with a car company has no business smelling this good. Wow. (Hat-tip to Palmbeach, who introduced me to this one. He clearly knows his stuff and then some)

    I know you said not-churchy, but Gucci Pour Homme (2003) deserves a mention because it's absurdly good. Even the bottle is amazing.
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    By Kilian Incense Oud.

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    Memoir Man and Interlude Man strike me as excellent 'non churchy' expressions of frankincense.

    Not sure if it would qualify but in the same vein I think Balsamo della Mecca is a somethng of a masterpiece.

    Guerlain's Encens Mythique d'Orient is also beautiful but it's really the ambergris that steals the show.

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    Several...here are some in no particular order...

    Norma Kamali Incense
    Avignon
    Bois D'Ascese
    Profumum Oliban
    Hinn
    Bois D'Encens
    Sahara Noir
    Zagorsk
    Oxygen
    Encens Mythique D'Orient
    Comme Des Garcons Black
    Wazamba
    Memoir Man
    Carthusia 1681


    ...several others...


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    7 Loewe
    M generation
    Jaisalmer
    Kyoto
    Rien
    Reminiscence Noir
    Gucci Pour Homme I
    CDG Man 2

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    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    CdG 2 Man
    Tauer LDDM

    And those with more of pure incense...
    Tauer Incense Extreme
    Norma Kamali Incense
    by Kilian Incense Oud
    L'Artisan Passage d'Enfer
    Jovoy La Liturgie des Heures
    CdG Kyoto
    CdG Avignon
    Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascese
    Heeley Cardinal

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    Casbah by Robert Piguet
    Current Top 5

    1. Creed Aventus
    2. A*Men Pure Malt
    3. L'instant Extreme
    4. Nasomatto Duro
    5. CDG - Kyoto

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    Lot's. But I'll tell you this, my colleague has been wearing Tom Ford Sahara Noir and it's really terrific. It's all about frankincense to me, but it's woody and ambery too. Frankincense/oud/benzoin.....etc. It's very luxurious, quite dry, and it just seems to hit the right note.

    Oh, and have to say, CDG Kyoto is among my all time favourites. Incense with cool cypress. Notes: incense, cypress oil, coffee, teak wood, patchouli, amber, cedar and immortal flower.

    Maria Candide Gentile has a lovely hand with frankincense, try Exultat or Sideris.
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    Thanks, am currently sampling Kyoto and it's very beautiful..
    Sideris is a bit too waxy, Sahara Noir nice but harsh, and Exultat is really really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dianabi View Post
    Exultat is really really good.
    I could I have forgotten about this. Very very very nice stuff. Actually most of the Maria Candida Gentile's range makes a fantastic option if you're into incense.


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    Hindu Kush by AbdesSalaam Attar. Smoky, woody, mossy incense. Great.
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    Sahara Noir
    Avignon
    Kyoto
    Bois d'Encens
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    Quote Originally Posted by dianabi View Post
    Thanks, am currently sampling Kyoto and it's very beautiful..
    Sideris is a bit too waxy, Sahara Noir nice but harsh, and Exultat is really really good.
    How rude of me!! You mentioned in your opening post that you found Sideris waxy. Sorry. I'm the easily distracted type!

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    The discontinued Vendetta by Valentino is nice.

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    By kilians Incense oud and tom ford Sahara noir

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    Creed Angelique Encens, O'Driu Haiku, Amouage Interlude Man.

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    Norma Kamali Incense
    Amouage Interlude
    Tom Ford Sahara Noir
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    6. Bond No.9 New York Oud
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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    Quote Originally Posted by willyb View Post
    Mauboussin M generation is good, for the price
    I like most other proposals, but this one, in price / quality ratio, takes the cake.

    very nice and cozy
    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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    Avignon stands alone but is very churchy, but I'm warming up to Interlude Man for Amouage my SOTD. Picking up Bentley for Men Intense today at the post office I can't wait after all the positive reviews here.

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    Montale Full Incense

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    Comme des Garcons 2 Man and L'Occitane Eau de Baux.

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    Churchy-- Cardinal by Heeley
    Non Churchy -- Bleu de Chanel, Jubilation XXV

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    Churchy to the core and gorgeous: Sahara Noir

    Non Churchy and deliciously edible: Bentley for men Intense
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    Memoir Man and Interlude Man, although interlude is a bit too strong for my taste.

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    Incense pour homme by Norma Kamali

    note : production cease a while back , so it's hard to find but Thee best incense blend ever "POTENT" was her surname....
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    Memoir Man
    Interlude Man
    Montale full incense Oud
    By Kilian incense oud
    Bentley for men

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