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    Default Church-like incense?

    I have recently tried Heeley Cardinal, but I get a very strong synthetic vibe in it. It is super strong in the beginning, but then dies down after about an hour and still has a strange vibe in it.

    What are some other good incense dominant fragrances that smell like a church?

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    Montale- Full Incense or CDG Avignon.

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    There's a bunch of incense threads going right now, so you might be better off just searching through all the other threads on the subject.

    I find the Heeley to be kind of crap as well, to be honest -- it's soapy on me.

    For full-on liturgical incense:

    Norma Kamali Incense is by far the most powerful and literal, but it's very hard to find now and you have to get it in a split.
    CdG's Incense Series covers a variety of different churches, with Avignon probably being the most representative.
    Sonoma Scent Studio's Full Incense is excellent, too.
    Jovoy's La Liturgie des Heurres is a solid liturgical scent, but a little on the ephemeral side. Same with Tom Daxon's Resin Sacra.

    Tom Ford's Sahara Noir is a great frankincense scent, but it's less liturgical and more middle eastern.

    There are lots of incense scents out there, but not all are liturgical. The Kamali is pretty much at the top of that game.
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    Let me be the second to suggest Tom Ford's Sahara Noir. I was never much of an incense fan until this fragrance crossed my path. Can't speak to the church-y aspect since I was reared Lutheran, but give this a shot.
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    CdG Avignon is High Mass in a bottle.

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    Olibanum By profumum roma

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    Sahara noir
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    I like Avignon but it doesn't last on me. Full Incense and Sahara Noir will both probably scratch your itch and have better longevity (imo of course).

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    Moved this over to "JSO" as this isn't just a men-only request thread -- ladies like liturgical incense, too
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    Encens Flamboyant by Annick Goutal. Some resin/balsamic notes too - like entering a chapel in the woods.

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    Liturgie by Jovoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marinerd View Post
    Montale- Full Incense or CDG Avignon.
    Especially the second one, agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Especially the second one, agree.

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    They smell 100% the same to me, I would go with Avignon since it's cheaper.

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    Norma Kamali is the most realistic approach to this thread but I also get this and then some as Katie Pourick blog states "that Jubilation XXV is a scent of Biblical proportions " as it has myrr, frankincense and the most notes in blend I've ever seen that works and so beautifully blended that it truly is inspiring of those epochs.....peace
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    Montale Full Incense.

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    CDG Avignon, I would have reccomended Full Incense but the current formulation sucks bad. In any case :

    CDG Avignon
    Tom Ford Sahara Noir
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    Profumum Arso , Olibanum has too much Myrhh IMO

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    So many good ones out there...check out the previous posts. Personally, I like the Heeley. I think it's a little brighter than the CdG, but I haven't tried the Montale. I frequently get compliments from Cardinal my every time I wear it.

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    Though incense isn't a note listed, Gucci Pour Homme I reminded me of church with the incense and wood.

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    Full Incense smells exactly like Avignon, not worth the extra money!

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    Avignon or Sahara Noir

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    Angel men always reminds me of a church(Greek Orthodox).

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    I forgot that i bought a sample of Full Incense about 1.5 years ago from luckyscent when i began exploring some of the more obscure Montales.
    Its like a church mouse compared to the Lion Avignon!

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