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From its notes and description I ought to love it, but...I don''t. It doesn''t come across as authentic enough. It reminds me of things like those berry-scented cheap incenses that don''t actually smell like berries, or "sandalwood" scented soaps that don''t actually smell like sandalwood. If your chemistry mixes with it better than mine, I can see how it''d be mystical and exotic, but it isn''t mixing with mine. I do love Incense Avignon, though, and want to try the others in the Incense series to see how they compare.
By   - from Seattle on 10/22/2012
What I had hoped for was more of a dryer,truer smelling incense scent,this one is a little more woody,and sweet...better on a man----IMO.
By   - perfume lover from cincinnati on 8/12/2009
Perhaps the best of the line, albeit the most fleeing one. Light, airy, spicy where Avignon is dark and solemn, this is a great perfume for any time of the day. However, it doesn''t last more than an hour or two max and it stays too close to the skin to be noticable by anyone, even the wearer, unless you stick your wrist to your nose. Sadly, it''s not FB worthy for me.
By   - computer programmer from Athens on 7/29/2009
I LOVE it very much, it has a sweet touch due to the vanilla, the smoky incense is wonderful, and it stays very close to the skin. Dry down is just heavenly if you like the desert...smells just like Sedona on a hot summer day...herbal woody and dry. I LOVE it!
By   - Designer/Engineer from Surprise ARIZONA on 11/28/2008
A couple of years ago me and my sister-in-law went shopping came across a Black Pepper scented candle, which I thought was interesting for a scent. Surprisingly, it smelled very clean and crisp with just a hint of sweetness. Since then I''ve looked for a similar scent in a fragrance but had not found one until now!! This is it!
By   - from Dothan on 6/16/2008
Intoxicating... like spicy morning dew. I try to turn my head away, but my nose keeps coming back for more
By   - not telling from 2 places on 5/24/2008
very subtle, in fact a little too subtle, i have this and avignon and after 30 minutes there isn''t a trace of scent left, disapointing
By  on 5/5/2008
This reminds me of the high desert where I grew up. I smell lots of sage and mellow woods. It''s well balanced being not too dry. Very interesting and I can''t stop smelling my wrists. I''ll definetely be getting this for summer.
By   - from Portland on 3/12/2008
WOW....i have tried other incense type parfums and was always turned off by the sharpness and by what my daughter calls and ancient dusty old biblechurch scent. This is an absolutely stunning scent. Starts out sharp, but mellows down to a soft scent that makes me want to wear it all the time. 5 STARS
By  on 1/1/2008
The most high-pitched and sharpest of the bunch, yet the dry down is soft...very nice
By   - Researcher from NYC on 11/30/2007
summery version out of all the others. Like it. I was expecting it to really stand out and instead it is just a lighter version in the 4 series. I assume this one and Kyoto is meant for summer time.
By   - teacher from phili on 11/11/2007
My absolute favourite in this series. i love the citrusy incense this projects, it''s very calm, mellow and easy to wear.
By   - from Sydney on 11/6/2007
Ouarzazate has one of the best openings I’ve ever smelled. It is green, strikingly resinous, dry, sparkling, spicy and invigorating. There is a sweet balsamic tang, and the incense character of this scent remains throughout its development. Clary sage gives a green dusky-herbal note that is very complex and attractive. Ouarzazate is very classy, slightly reserved in character, dry, elegant, greenwoody... my idea of a perfect scent. I’d say it ranks with Bois D’Encens by Armani as a great resinous incense fragrance: in some ways it is more interesting due to its herbal notes, and it is better value. It is my favorite of the Comme des Garçons incense line.
By   - from edmonton on 10/9/2007
I wonder if I could layer this with a vanilla based body creme? What do you think ladies? I have all of the samples from this series, now to figure out which is my favorite.....
By   - Teacher from Miami on 6/24/2007
I''ve never smelled an incense-type of fragrance before. Wow! Evocative like nothing else I''ve tried. Thought of a high desert lookout point, crushed sage beneath my feet, a clean fire burning behind me, clarity of vision externally and inside myself. Made me feel as if I was in a timeless place, focused, calm, confident. I only wish it lasted more than an hour, and that I could smell it without nose to skin contact. Even so I might buy it.
By   - psychotherapist from San Francisco Bay Area on 6/8/2007
I love this. All the scents in the incense series seem to be facets of the same basic idea, & to me this is the brightest and most beautiful realization of that vision. The pepper, wood, nutmeg and musk blend seamlessly, and the vanilla is just strong enough to soften and sweeten it without dominating it or making it foody. This is just a brilliant scent.
By   - Program Associate from Atlanta on 6/3/2007
Very unique fragrance. I find it does last after the dry down. It is spicy and peppery at first, but has this wonderful overlay of aromatic wood that continues. Definitely worth trying a sample. I did and then bought the full-size bottle. I find I am always reaching for this scent!
By   - librarian from East Coast on 5/6/2007
I started out loving this, unfortunatly as it developed something came out that was on the verge of giving me a migraine. This time I was happy the scent only lasted a short time.
By   - Lighting tech from Los Angeles on 4/11/2007
Practically perfect in every way. A teensy bit too light, while most of the other Incense series are a teensy bit too sharp. Still the best of the four I''ve tried (Avignon, Kyoto, Zagorsk and this)
By   -  Barista from Vancouver CA on 4/2/2007
got this as a sample but the only cdg incense i haven''t purchased FB only because it is so soft and understated--not to say I didn''t enjoy. i will eventually buy the bottle, i am sure. it is very soft on me i am just into more immediately apparent scents at the moment.
By   - radiographer from cambridge on 4/1/2007
This is just a perfect scent. Soothing, intriguing, unique and great for any occasion. You won''t be disappointed!
By  on 3/26/2007
I had doubt that any fragrance thats incense-based could smell like anything but the cheap patcholi oils and the like one could obtain at candle shops and hippy stores. But CDG pulled it off in a very high class way. Quarzazate is evocative of the desert at dusk-not exactly middle eastern, but more Egytpian. The incense base provides a long lasting fragrance without beng to musky. The note of sandlewood is very apparent, yet not overpowering and is mixed with slightly sweet and smoky overtones that are intriguingly hard to place. Not really one of my favorite scents but probably great for someone who enjoys chypre scents.
By   - Physical Therapist from Boston on 1/11/2007
This is the third incense fragrance I''ve tried from CdG, and the third time is the charm. Avignon made me feel excommunicated--it felt cold and unloving to me. But Ouarzazate is a scent to live with. Brisk, dry, but never harsh, it is a blessing on your journey.
By   - Artist from Alexandria, VA on 10/17/2006
This is my all time favorite scent!!! I swear there must be some sort of narcotic substance in it because from the very first time I smelled it I was hooked and that was 3 or 4 years ago. I try out different fragrances all the time but nothing ever feels as right as this does on me. It''s not syrupy sweet, powdery or overwhelming in the least -- just dry, mysterious, desert in a bottle.
By   - singer from baltimore on 7/27/2006
going on it was rich and fascinating but after a few minutes it''s like holding a pepper shaker beneath my nose, only very feint. and I put a lot of it on. maybe I can smell incense too ever so slightly. for a minute there I Wanted a bottle, but. . . I don''t really need to smell like black pepper!
By   - I'm with stella from hollywood baby on 7/5/2006
i love middle eastern scent but i''m alittle dissapointed by that.maybe it''s my skin chemistry but i smell only the pepper after 10 minutes.i''m really sorry
By   - from athens greece on 3/20/2006
Changes every 30 minutes! Another enigmatic fragrance from the other-worldly perfumiers at CDG. How do they do it?? I actually experienced one note after the other throughout the day. A little too dry and herb-y for me, but I would certainly own it as a layering fragrance someday.
By  on 2/24/2006
Every time I wear this, someone always stops to tell me how wonderful my scent is. It never fails.
By   - from Dallas on 2/19/2006
Incense and wood, very well done. I don''t get nutmeg or vanilla. It is similar to, but not as enveloping as Gobin-Daude''s Nuit au Desert, which is truly one of my very favorites. Still, this is very very good. I think this whole incense series is the best of CDG.
By   - Stylist  from Northern California on 3/15/2005
I first smelled this on my mother... and I couldn''t stop smelling her! I got a bottle and I feel like I could drink it. It is amazing. Smells so fresh, but not like those too citrusy-commercialized brands. The dry down was beautiful, very sage-peppery and just so refreshing. Have to disagree on the staying power. It lasted a while.. but not as long as I would have liked. Wish it would have stayed longer.. but all in all... a great scent and not at all sugary!
By   - from Miami on 12/29/2004
As dry as the desert. Salty, tangy and peppery! Great staying power, too. Love it!
By   - Classical Music from Kansas City on 12/8/2004
This is a gorgeous, bright,citrusy, yet spicy scent. Its complex with many notes. Nice, clean, sexy. Does not fade and does not get "cloudy" or powdery.Love it!
By   - filmmaker/artist from New York on 11/17/2004
A nice warm peppery sage scent, it got better as the hours passed, the drydown was quite lovely.
By   - from San Diego on 6/15/2004
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