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Incense: Avignon


Incense: Avignon is part of the Comme des Garçons Series 3 series that was launched in 2000. Avignon is one of five frags in the line and each one represents a spiritual teaching. Incense: Avignon represents Catholicism.

Frankincense and myrrh at the opening set the stage: this is the smell of an ancient stone church that saw centuries of ceremonies, celebrations and Papal intrigues. As it blooms it gets smoky and woody – censers, candle smoke, wooden pews and kneelers. Vanilla at the drydown adds a note of sweetness that balances the bitter myrrh while patchouli gives it an earthy, musty quality. It’s a cool, dark mysterious scent that is a real standout in the CdG line.
Notes: Roman chamomile, cistus oil, elemi, incense, vanilla, patchouli, palisander, ambrette seeds
Type: EdT   
Perfumeur: Bertrand Duchaufour

Price: $6.00