Comme des Garcons Incense Series 3 Perfume

Comme des Garcons Incense Series 3 - eau de toilette for women and men

Incense Series 3 by Comme des Garcons - "Incense, to make one dream of a spiritual journey across the world's historical centres. An evolution of time and space."

Perfume House   Comme des Garcons
Introduced 2002
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Scent Classification oriental woody
Perfumer Mark Buxton -- Avignon and Ouarzazate
Evelyne Boulanger -- Jaisalmer and Zagorsk
Bertrand Duchaufour -- Kyoto
Fragrance Notes See below: scents available
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Available Products Comme des Garcons Incense Series 3 - Eau de Toilette 1.7oz / $80

Comme des Garcons Incense Series 3 Fragrance Collection
Comme des Garcons Incense Series 3 Fragrance Collection

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Comme des Garcons Incense Series 3 - scents available

Comme des Garcons Incense Series 3
The five available scents in the Incense Series 3 are devoted to main spiritual teachings.

Avignon - Catholicism (pink lettering)
Notes -- Roman Camomile, Cistus Oil, Elemi, Incense, Vanilla, Patchouli, Palisander

Jaisalmer - Hinduism (purple lettering)
Notes -- Cardamon, Incense, Cinnamon, Amber, Benzoin, Pimento, Berries, Gaiac Wood, Ebony

Kyoto - Buddhism and Shintoism (blue lettering)
Notes -- Incense, Cypress Oil, Coffee, Teak Wood, Vetiver, Patchouli, Amber, Everlasting Flower, Virginian Cedar

Ouarzazate - Islam (orange lettering)
Notes -- Incense, Pepper, Nutmeg, Clary Sage, Wenge, Musk, Vanilla, Labdanum, Absolute, Kashmir Wood

Zagorsk - Orthodox Christianity (green lettering)
Notes -- White Incense, Pine, Pimento Berries, Violet, Cedar, Iris, Hinoki Wood, Birch Wood

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Comme des Garcons Incense Series 3 Perfume editorial Allure Culture of Fragrance
Allure - June 2016
Comme des Garcons Incense Series 3

The Culture of Fragrance
Take note: When someone insists that a perfume has universal appeal, they are selling you a line. And probably a perfume. The truth is our scent preferences are too emotionally charged and deeply rooted to win favor across the board. When we interviewed fashion and beauty experts from around the world, we discovered that fragrance is pretty heady stuff, with potent connections to spirituality, geography, and history.

"I grew up in the last years of the Soviet Union, during a time of economic crisis. Fragrance was considered an extravagance, so I rarely saw fragrance bottles on my mother's or older sister's vanity. The first time I actually smelled a perfume, I was 14 years old. Around that time, Kenzo launched L'Eau par Kenzo, and it really took off in Russia. It was so light and splashy that I could wear it to school without my teacher noticing. To this day, I love sheer fragrances - I associate them with my childhood and the excitement of owning my very first perfume. This makes me a bit of an anomaly in Moscow, though, where women favor powerful, assertive perfumes. But Russian women are drawn to scents that evoke memories; we're very nostalgic. The most popular fragrance in Russia is Lancôme Climat; it appeared in a famous Soviet film, The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath! In it, the main character gives a bottle of Climat as a New Year's present - in Russia, it's still a huge tradition to give people perfume at the new year. Fragrance is considered a wonderful gift in my country. And Russian men usually wear what women choose for them. I have it easy: My boyfriend and I wear the same scent, Comme des Garçons Incense Avignon. It's a Russian favorite because the subtle incense reminds us of the Orthodox Church."
--Ekaterina Danilova is the beauty director of Russian Allure. She lives and works in Moscow.

Fragrances Around the World:

(Schaffner, L. "The Culture of Fragrance." Allure June 2016: 104-111)

Comme des Garcons Series 3 Incense Kyoto Perfume
Allure Magazine - April 2013
Comme des Garcons Incense Series 3 Kyoto Perfume

Fragrance News - Dollars & Scents -- Don't judge a book by its cover -- or a perfume by its bottle. Fragrance experts single out the best scents under $60 (and explain why "smelling like cheap perfume" isn't the insult it used to be).

Estee Lauder Youth Dew, $34 -- This floriental's sexiness belies its old-fashioned reputation. (As it so happens, Youth-Dew celebrates its sixtieth birthday this year.) And it has that reputation because it was made during a time when floriental perfumes were darker, heavier, and very animalistic. Today, a floriental is considerably lighter all around. At a low dosage, Youth Dew can smell contemporary and edgy, like Comme des Garcons Series 3 Incense Kyoto. And because it's got huge power, a bottle will last you a very long time. As far as how much to apply, Estée Lauder herself liked to spray it in the air and walk through the mist.

(Guarnieri, Anne-Marie. "Fragrance News." Allure Apr. 2013: 194-200)

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