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    Hi everybody, I want recommendations for fragrances with predominant incense notes...Thank you.

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    Kyoto

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    Interlude Man (Amouage) is probably the best incense-centered fragrance
    Jubilation XXV (Amouage) likewise has a pretty strong incense note balanced with blackberry (one of my favorite frags)
    Eau des Baux has a very nice incense note that is pretty predominant, also a very highly regarded frag that I love
    Chergui is more tobacco but incense is noticeable

    off the top of my head
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    This is Him! or Just R⚡ck! by Zadig & Voltaire
    Casbah by Robert Piguet

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    To me incense is kind of vague. Do you want something with a sharp Frankincense or a woodier spikier greener Frankincense? Or a resinous myrrh? Or something churchy? Or do you mean smoky? A few of your favs might point us in a more focused direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    This is Him! or Just Rck! by Zadig & Voltaire
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    +1 and Etat Libre d'Orange Rien Intense Incense.

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    Heeley's Cardinal is my favorite, but there are so many to choose from!
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    Loewe 7 Anonimo
    Amouage Memoir Man
    +1 Amouage Interlude Man
    Bentley for Men Absolute
    Azzaro Visit
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildrnesxperienc View Post
    A few of your favs might point us in a more focused direction.
    Acqua di gio Profumo is my fav.

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    Incensi by Villoresi
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    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post
    Kyoto
    Quote Originally Posted by Oviatt View Post
    Heeley's Cardinal is my favorite, but there are so many to choose from!
    These are my two favorites at the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kay78 View Post
    Acqua di gio Profumo is my fav.
    Hmm I’ve never smelled that one. I’ll give a few:
    Churchy (and amazing): CDG 2Man
    Sharp: Tom Ford Sahara Noir and Heeley Cardinal (UNUM LAVS is also worth a sniff)
    Smoky: Interlude as has been suggested (I have a feeling you might like this one it’s very popular)
    Another I’ve fallen for recently is Sammarco Vitrum. It’s really about the Vetiver but it also has a smoky incense to it as well. Fille en Aiguilles is another favorite with an incense note. Another you might want to looks at is L’air du Desert Marocain. No specific incense but it is a dry, dusty, and spicy amber that is just gorgeous and is evocative of an area of the world where incense might be about.
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    Ma Nishtana by Prissana is incredible

    The best smoky incense.

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    TF Sahara Noir is a fantastic fragrance with a very prominent frankincense note and beast performance, if that is what you are looking for. Sadly, it is discontinued and difficult to find at a reasonable price. If you want something with a more varied composition where incense is not "overshadowing" the rest of elements too much, I recommend By Killian Incense Oud, in which an awesome incense note (very noticeable) is also accompanied by roses and oud. One of my favourites incense-based fragrances. Another one that I suggest is Amouage Epic Man, with a very rich and unique composition where incense is mixed with pepper, woods, leather and saffron. Current Epic formulation smells fantastic and definitely has above-average performance (I even prefer it to old formulation which was too loud IMHO)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildrnesxperienc View Post
    To me incense is kind of vague. Do you want something with a sharp Frankincense or a woodier spikier greener Frankincense? Or a resinous myrrh? Or something churchy? Or do you mean smoky? A few of your favs might point us in a more focused direction.
    As above - there are many aspects of incense and the options available to you given your original question are all over the place. My suggestions are:

    Robert Piguet Casbah - peppery incense, very intense but not overbearing
    Amouage Jubilation XXV - benchmark frankincense around a fougere accord
    Lorenzo Villoresi Incensi - something totally different; incense blended with some unique notes
    Tom Ford Sahara Noir - for a unique frankincense scent
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    - Interlude
    - Encre Noire a L'Extreme
    - Avignon
    - Full Incense
    - Fahrenheit Absolute
    - Body Kouros
    - Loewe 7
    - Ambre Fetiche
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    - Fragrances of Ireland: Patrick
    - Polo Blue Gold Blend edp
    - Antaeus (vtg)
    - Azzaro: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - TF: Ombré Leather
    - Al Haramain: Excellent
    - SA: Shaghaf Oud Abyad
    - SA: Al Basel
    - D&G: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Mancera: Red Tobacco
    - Mancera: Aoud Vanille

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquarel View Post
    TF Sahara Noir is a fantastic fragrance with a very prominent frankincense note and beast performance, if that is what you are looking for. Sadly, it is discontinued and difficult to find at a reasonable price. If you want something with a more varied composition where incense is not "overshadowing" the rest of elements too much, I recommend By Killian Incense Oud, in which an awesome incense note (very noticeable) is also accompanied by roses and oud. One of my favourites incense-based fragrances. Another one that I suggest is Amouage Epic Man, with a very rich and unique composition where incense is mixed with pepper, woods, leather and saffron. Current Epic formulation smells fantastic and definitely has above-average performance (I even prefer it to old formulation which was too loud IMHO)
    +1. Well said. 3 of my favourites right here.

    But wildrnsxperienc threw some valid questions. Which style of incense does the OP favor?
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    Timbuktu


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    Amouage Interlude Man
    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    Roja Sultanate of Oman

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    Montale Full Incense
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    Amouage is known for its incense, so sampling a few of its offerings is recommended.

    Personally, I find certain kinds of incense challenging (Timbuktu makes me recoil), and generally prefer when incense is smoothly blended into a composition rather than when it's given prominence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooks Otterlake View Post
    Amouage is known for its incense, so sampling a few of its offerings is recommended.

    Personally, I find certain kinds of incense challenging (Timbuktu makes me recoil), and generally prefer when incense is smoothly blended into a composition rather than when it's given prominence.
    This is very true. Some interpretations of 'incense' is hard to stomach for me as well. I need to be in the mood for it for a start and the 'dosage' needs to be just right. Even 2 sprays of Jubilation for example can get too much. One spritz is divine on the other hand.
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    By Kilian Incense Oud
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    Encens et Lavande by Serge Lutens
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    Miller Harris La Fumee
    Issey Miyake Nuit d'Issey
    YSL Body Kouros

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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    This is very true. Some interpretations of 'incense' is hard to stomach for me as well. I need to be in the mood for it for a start and the 'dosage' needs to be just right. Even 2 sprays of Jubilation for example can get too much. One spritz is divine on the other hand.
    I don't like playing the "the reformulation is bad" game, but this is one where the difference between versions makes all the difference to me.

    "Vintage" Jubilation, which I only got to sample recently, is a spectacular thing. I find its current form underwhelming; it's not just weaker but is somewhat unbalanced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooks Otterlake View Post
    I don't like playing the "the reformulation is bad" game, but this is one where the difference between versions makes all the difference to me.

    "Vintage" Jubilation, which I only got to sample recently, is a spectacular thing. I find its current form underwhelming; it's not just weaker but is somewhat unbalanced.
    Yup, agree with you quite strongly here. The vintage is the one I own and am happy with. The current magnetic cap bottle just comes across as incredibly "rubbery" if that's even possible. Can't stand it. Feels like a different scent to the original, even though the DNA is the same.
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    Profumum Roma Olibanum
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    Interlude and Timbuktu are a couple of my favorites.

    If you want something different but still with some incense check out Encens Chypre by Sultan Pasha. Its amazing.
    Currently wearing: Nesma Attar by Amouage

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    Interlude Amouage
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