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  • Avignon

    31 65.96%
  • Jaisalmer

    10 21.28%
  • Kyoto

    16 34.04%
  • Ouarzate

    8 17.02%
  • Zagorsk

    13 27.66%
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  1. #1

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    **Pick your top 2

    I have been exploring and enjoying this line. I was interested in people's opinions on the standouts. Vote for your top 2 -or more if you really want, I can't control that

    Why are they your favorites?
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    I have to go with Zagorsk at my number 1 spot, Ouarzazate at number 2. Zagorsk is an piney incense, cool, calm and collected. Ouarzazate, warm hot sands with a cup of tea and incense burning in the background. Both are great, if I was to choose one, I'd go with Zagorsk. Avignon is the standout, however, I find it too stark and sharp...feels real almost not like something to wear.
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    Avignon & Ouarzazate
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    Kyoto and Zagorsk
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    Voted for Avignon and Kyoto, but I wear Avignon and Zagorsk. Kyoto is too evocative. Smells of Buddhist temples and graveyards.
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    Either Avignon or Zagorsk. With that said, beside Ouarzazate which is the one I liked the least, I find all of them to be pretty darned solid.


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    Zagorsk is my favourite, but I love them all except Jaisalmer.
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    Avignon
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    Thanks for all the responses. So far I have tried Avignon, Kyoto and Zagorsk. My wife doesn't like Kyoto so that's out. I really like Avignon and will pick up a bottle of that, though I do agree the literalness/coldness of the scent borders on unwearable (I don't care). I am also testing Zagorsk more and have a feeling that might be my number 2. The other two I will get to sampling but per the voting it looks like I picked the right ones to try first.
    Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire_____Bois d'Encens_____Cuir Ottoman

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    Something about Jaisalmer smells joyous to me, so it was one of my 2 picks, with Avignon being the other.
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    I like them all, but Avignon and Jaisalmer are favorites. I like the depth and woods of Avignon and the patchouli light quality of Jaisalmer.

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    Only picked one. Avignon. Stands so far above the others, I just couldn't pick another.
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    6. Armani Privè - Cedre Olympe
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    8. Ermenegildo Zegna - Javanese Patchouli
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    I own Kyoto and love it. Avignon is great. I am considering buying jaisalmer too...


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    Kyoto and Avignon for me!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Something about Jaisalmer smells joyous to me, so it was one of my 2 picks, with Avignon being the other.
    I concur exactly, even about Jaisalmer smelling joyous. It does!
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    I went with Avignon in first place with Zagorsk a close second.
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    I don't like the Incense Series, but if I was forced to choose one I would probably pick ZAGORSK.
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    I went for Zagorsk first, the others are on the exact same plan to me. It's a quality line, an interesting and well developed concept with a clear connection. And, nonetheless each one has its own personality and evolution (Montale anyone?). Perhaps Ouarzazate is the most challenging one to me.
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    I tested Blue Encens today and really liked it but found the performance to be abysmal. However I see comparisons of it to Jaisalmer. If Jaisalmer is essentially a longer lasting/better performing Blue Encens I think I will like that one a lot. Zagorsk turned out not to be for me, but I am still getting Avignon.

    Has anyone tried both Blue Encens/Jaisalmer? Thoughts on performance of each and scent comparison? Thanks in advance.
    Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire_____Bois d'Encens_____Cuir Ottoman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jridgen View Post
    I tested Blue Encens today and really liked it but found the performance to be abysmal. However I see comparisons of it to Jaisalmer. If Jaisalmer is essentially a longer lasting/better performing Blue Encens I think I will like that one a lot. Zagorsk turned out not to be for me, but I am still getting Avignon.

    Has anyone tried both Blue Encens/Jaisalmer? Thoughts on performance of each and scent comparison? Thanks in advance.
    I agree with you - all the "Blue" line has a pretty short longevity. Speaking of Blue Incense in particular I found it something slightly more interesting than a cologne, quite breezy and balsamic but smoky and woody at the same time. Jaisalmer is a surely bolder and darker, to me it smells like a lighter, spicier and sweeter version of Avignon (the fruits, the amber).
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    No more Avignon - too much ISO E SUPER or whatever that note is.

    Much prefer Cardinal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    No more Avignon - too much ISO E SUPER or whatever that note is.

    Much prefer Cardinal.
    That's fun, when I first smelled ISO E SUPER I though: "that's Cardinal!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Maillard View Post
    That's fun, when I first smelled ISO E SUPER I though: "that's Cardinal!"
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