Comme des Garcons • Incense Series 'Ouarzazate' • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||58%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I love the Comme de Garcons Incense series...except for this one: Ouarzazate is the most feminine and sweetest of the bunch. If you want a "your skin but sweeter" incense scent, this is your best bet.
On my skin it comes out as dried fruits and a barely perceive-able sweet myrrh undertone. Mild amounts of incense on my skin (my skin makes all fragrances sweet though).
As a beautiful dried fruit (think unsulfered apricots, dates and figs drizzeled with honey!) scent, this is luscious. Makes men want to nuzzle the neck this is sprayed onto.
If it wasn't an EdT, it wouldn't have the lightness that makes this scent so very interesting.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
A little sweeter and a little warmer than the others in the Incense series (not counting the "hot" Jaisalmer), but still not very sweet. I find it a lot like Kyoto, especially in the drydown. Wonderful.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
A delicious, spicy scent that promised to be the best of the Incense series at first. However it's gone in less than half an hour, so I would definitely not buy FB. Jaisalmer and Avignon are my choices.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Silver Eyes: Hazel
Actually smells "hot" when first applied, very spicy, with a dozen scents coming straight at you at once. But this one was gone, literally undetectable on me within 5 minutes. I hate it when that happens.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
The citrus and clary sage opening is lovely and I thought that this was going to be the most office friendly of the Cdg Incense series so far. Unfortunately it had no staying power unlike the fabulous Avignon. What a shame that something so promising just fades in less than 30 minutes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
incense, pepper, nutmeg, clary sage, wenge, musk, vanilla, labdanum absolute, Kashmir wood
Begins sharp, peppery, and green, quite the opposite of Avignon. However, this fragrance very quickly deepens, bringing out the woody-incense while still retaining the top “green” notes. This one is more lighthearted—like the bustle and energy of a Moroccan outdoor market in cool weather—and is vaguely exotic. Heart notes are somewhat sharp and strangely citrusy (the market must be selling kumquats today). A very happy, busy—yet spicy and woody—fragrance. VERY nice, though not as distinctly “me” as Avignon. Beautiful and feminine for a unisex.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
Initially this has a dry citrus tang, then it gets a bit sweeter with more herbal overtones. Its interesting....I think better than Kyoto, but its not me.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Am working my way slowly through the Incense Series, this being my second one. For me, it is an OK fragrance, not offensive but it is definitely no FB for me. Maybe it's me but the CdGs don't seem to last on me, so if I purchased I would have to love it enough to respritz!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
More herbal, yet still incensey. It reminds me of some of the sage-based incenses.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This fragrance is a bit softer with less of a "burnt" incense smell than the others I've tried in the series. To me, it perfectly captures the odor of burning sage sticks that are common in the southwest where I grew up. There is also a lot of cedar, and it is overall very dry and woodsy. For now, it's on the list of scents I'd love to have but am undecided about buying. It's more of a mood scent than something I'd wear everyday.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
Hot, dry, woody and spicy, with my favourite note, cedarwood, present from start to finish, along with the incense, pepper and herbs. I barely notice the clary sage, though; it adds a bit of a medicinal edge to the incense and cedar in the opening, but that's all. This is the only one of the CdG Incense Series that I could imagine using up a whole bottle of, so I'm on my first and right now I'd happily bathe in Ouarzazate.
I don't find the lasting power that bad at all, although I could always wish for more from a fragrance that smells as good as this one does...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
JennyB writes a good description, but I think I like this better than she. I definitely get the clary sage / incense combo from this. Smelling it makes me feel all sacred and earthy. I'm not sure this will become a signature perfume for me, but I would love to smell it around me, so will give it a try (sample/decant).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
So grateful to the MUAer who sent me this as a freebie!! Having been to Ouarzazate (my husband is Moroccan), I can honestly say that this reminds me of my time in Morocco. For a mental picture, Ouarzazate is an ancient but simple looking city where many famous-of-late pictures have been filmed (Black Hawk Down and Gladiator to name a few). In fact, set designers didn't have to do much of anything in terms of set design--Ouarzazate REALLY does look like the Gladiator movie!! Everything is terracotta, blue and sand. Big selection of handmade rugs (don't remember seeing any perfume). The pronunciation is WAWR-za-ZOT. Having said all that, I agree with the others on the "notes"...it's a beautiful, well-balanced fragrance. UPDATE: after several tries, I've decided to go for the the whole bottle...it's just that good. Saw the bottle online and am a little disappointed. I would've liked to have seen something that reflected the name of the perfume rather than what looks to be a can of deoderant spray. No matter-I'm still buyin' it.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Packaging isn't the reason I buy a fragrance, although it may be a reason not to buy it. The incense series is in a clean, minimal packaging suited for the content. Ouarzazate is a high wind on a hard journey. The wind is not punishing, it is scented and prayerful, filling you with hope. Incense in moderation, mixed with herbs. A gentle opening, deepening into rich herbs, incense and drying down to a modest comfort smell. On me, it doesn't last long. But it is worth the spray. I particularly like it as a go-to-bed fragrance as it always brings interesting dreams.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Quartzazate is like a draft of cool air blowing across a large chunk of quartz mineral in a spacious underground sacred chamber. Clean, different.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
morroco air in a bottle.as i've been there twice i bought that just to endure the memory.this is an ice incensy perfume but it's not what iremember.still good quality GDG perfume.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I'm realizing that I dislike sour notes in fragrances, and Ouarzazate falls short of being full bottle lemming-worthy because of a very tangy topnote. I think of lemon & herbs...perfect marinade for chicken! I love the drydown though. I'm very keen on sweet incense-based scents...very calming and meditative. I'll have to investigate into the other incense series from CDG. I'll pass on Ouarzazate.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Ouarzazate had several things going for it from the very start as far as I was concerned - it was a CdG and I'm always predisposed to like their scents, I can't resist saying the name and it is the best city in which to experience the Chergui in Morocco and *any* relationship to SL's fragrance, Chergui, is going to have an automatic attraction for me. However, SL's Chergui is all about the romance of those desert winds. The reality is that they actually are quite harsh and friends of mine who have traveled to Ouarzazate have said the city itself is less than perfect. CdG's Ouarzazate (I even like to type that name) to my nose lacks the pure romance of SL's Chergui and seems to have an interest in presenting an objective, honest view of the area, which includes some of the harshness. This harsh part for me is in the opening with the strong blast of clary sage - a note I find very hard to deal w/ in fragrances. However, I love the incense and pepper notes that are also evident from the start and as it dries down the vanilla, woods and resins end up winning me over and making me feel that the scales are, after all, weighted heavily in favor of Ouarzazate's quiet and mysterious beauty. I had thought this might be the one token scent in the incense series I'd be able to resist, but, as it turns out, no and the appeal of a visit to the city itself continues to grow.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Cool, refreshing citrus-woods-incense fragrance. The initial scent of pepper is not overwhelming in any way: this may be one of the softest pepper fragrances I've tried, thanks to a lovely clary sage note that keeps things interesting. Drydown is very herbal and spicy, accented by a persistent cedar note that is the core of this particular scent. I also detect a gentle sweetness which may be the vanilla note, a vanilla that's quite dry and unadorned by any sugar. Quite beautiful. Notes: incense, pepper, nutmeg, clary sage, wenge, musk, vanilla, labdanum absolute, Kashmir wood.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is a pleasant enough unisex fragrance. It is a new area for me, as it is my first incense fragrance. I don't smell much incense, but I think it must be different from the East Indian variety that I'm used to. On first application I smelled a hearty orange, wood, and fir and it borderlined masculine. I am now into the third hour and I'm smelling more bitterness and sharpness, which must be the pepper. I'm anticpating the notes of final drydown.This scent seems to be lasting pretty well, hasn't faded much yet. This isn't a sensual scent, it seems to be an "educated thinker's" scent-would wear well walking across campus with an armful of books, or maybe as a perfect calming aroma for a study session. The balance between the soft sweetness and herbal notes relaxes you and then picks you back up. Applied very lightly it's a nice, natural scent.