Saturday, January 22, 2011

Incense Perfume Progress Update


 I'm in Sample Heaven.  


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:

CdG Avignon 
CdG Kyoto
Josef Statkus

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.

Image from examiner.com

56 comments:

  1. Josephine, an interesting selection of samples there. I personally find Messe de Minuit very off-putting, almost mildewed and funky, but certainly interesting. I'm surprised that Oud 27 did not wow you more - it's quite a different take on Oud compared to the usual medicinal vibe of Montale. I quite like it! Black Tourmaline is great.

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  2. Hey Michael - interesting take on Messe de Minuit. Oud 27 reminded me of a watered down rose 31. It just wasn't special at all on my skin. I happen to love the medicinal vibe of the Montales, so they're hard to beat in the oud department.

    You're right - Black Tourmaline is a beauty.

    Have you tried Encens Flamboyant? This was a surprise 'wow' for me.

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  3. HI Josephine. Yes I like the Montale oud style as well, but enjoyed the Le Labo take as well. I wonder what you would make of Pure Oud By Kilian?

    I have tried Encens Flamboyant and do like it. If you liked that one, if you haven't already, perhaps also give Musc Nomade and Myrrh Ardent a try, also by Annick Goutal. They have a similar vibe to EF!

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  4. Messe de Minuit was discontinued while I wasn't looking? And I am all out of it...That's a bummer...
    Loved the visual of plants alive in the attic!

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  5. OK, I do see it in 3.4oz format at Aedes.

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  6. Michael, thanks for your additional suggestions - I'll definitely give them a try!

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  7. Marina, thanks for tracking down Messe de Minuit the one place I didn't look! I'm really wanting to try this one, and believe the 'odd factor' might just work perfectly for me.

    Ordering a sample immediately.

    Thanks again!

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  8. Love Black Tourmaline and Encens Flamboyant. Have you tried Armani Prive Bois de Encens?

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  9. Hi Geordan! I have not tried Bois de Encens but thanks for the tip - I'm definitely on an incense mission!

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  10. Encens Flamboyant was all "ashes of Christmas trees" on me. Black Tourmaline sounds interesting.

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  12. Have you tried Heeley Cardinal? This is the only incense perfume that actually made me feel calm (meditative even) and weirdly spiritual. Stunning.

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