I'm in Sample Heaven.
Aside from the dabbing, of course.
Smelling incense perfumes has to count for attending church at least once, don't you think?
Front Runners in the 'Full Bottle' Category:
#1 Encens Flamboyant - Annick Goutal
Had an OMG moment over this one. Smells of plants alive in the attic. Dry, with some incense powder, but 'bright' with a Hail Mary vibe.
#2 Black Tourmaline - Olivier Durbano
Night snow tubing in the mountains. Cold with a gasoline top note. Incense that just stopped burning.
#3 Dzongkha - L'Artisan
Paper and iris with a touch of incense. Polite but nicely heavy on the weird factor.
Runners up in the 'Thought I Would Love It But Don't' category:
Winners of the 'Not Only No, But Hell No' category:
Le Labo Oud 27
Montale Pure Incense
Outlier in the 'WTF Do I Find It?' category:
Messe de Minuit - I'm resistant to falling in love with a sample, only to discover it's unavailable for purchase.
Still pondering and re-testing. Watch for the 'I Must Have A Full Bottle' selection, which will show up in an Ode in the coming weeks.
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