by Comme des Garcons Series 3: Incense

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Series 3 Incense was launched in 2002 and was devoted to the five main spiritual teachings of humanity:

Avignon – Catholicism
Jaisalmer – Hinduism 
Kyoto – Buddhism, and Shintoism
Ouarzazate – Islam
Zagorsk – Orthodox Christianity

Each of the fragrances is named after the cities significant for those teachings.

Avignon is Catholicism, named after the city of Avignon in the south of France, the Provance region. It was a very influential Catholic centre in the 14th century. This is a smell of gothic cathedrals, their vast and high halls, gobelins and tapestries that were absorbing the sacred frankincense smell for centuries.

Powerful and intense, Avignon evokes the medieval city in the south of France which surpassed Rome as the Catholic Church's power center in the 14th century. It's the fragrance of gothic cathedrals and Papal palaces, of tapestries imbued with centuries of incense. Of cold marble steps, holy relics and dark confessions. The recognizable smells of frankincense and myrrh open the high mass of Avignon, giving way to the almost eye-smarting, gloriously smoky and resinous heart. A dry vanilla and soft Roman chamomile dull the edges of this reverent fragrance. Beautiful, dark and mysterious, Avignon takes its place among the most talked about (and admired) of CdG's entire line.

Avignon Notes

Roman chamomile, cistus oil, elemi, incense, vanilla, patchouli, palisander, ambrette seeds.

Important info: Here, we sell decants only. This item is a hand-decanted sample. The original bottle on the main picture is not for sale, it just shows the original bottle from which perfume will be decanted. Therefore, the customer will receive the authentic fragrance poured from original bottle into a new sterile vial. The size of the vial is your choice. 

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