Full Incense 2010

Full Incense by Montale
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7.9 / 10 418 Ratings
According to EssenceVitae Research Team A popular perfume by Montale for women and men, released in 2010. Furthermore The scent is resinous-smoky. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.
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Sensational revelation: Yatagan is Pierre Montale! - An expedition report
This revelation hit the idyllic EssenceVitae village like a new batch of Aventus in the Jeremyan sect. The EssenceVitae philosopher Yatagan is really Pierre Montale. And vice versa. Pierre Montale, the creator of the 15,390 Montale fragrances (plus 8,690 Mancera flankers) and inventor of the Bhopal oud. This also made it clear why Yatagan withdrew once every year for a few months: he conceived Montale's 3,400 annual new releases in silent retreat.

Since one missed now in the EssenceVitae village Yati on the one hand very much, on the other hand feared, the Montale new publications could take over too much with excessively long seclusion, one decided to look for Yatagan. The oracle of EssenceVitae, Gleigoline, was consulted, and the answer was given: "Honored brothers and sisters of the nose, waldschrattet through the black Black Forest, wafting through the waves of the Swabian sea to the petrichorbekuhweideten mountain Appenzell!" An expeditionary force was hastily assembled with Appenzell as its destination, under the leadership of the wildest perfumo, Ole W. Chizza. The expedition was joined by Speesuit Spee of the Spree, Polly Norris, a Frisian woman, Loyd the woodsman, and Melisse3 with her bloodied scimitar.

For the 20th day of the month of Hornung, the EssenceVitae expedition arranged to meet at the border of the country of Appenzell. Appenzell, that fabled realm where there are three first names and two surnames. A land where cows are allowed to vote and choose, while women are still denied this.

The first to arrive was Polly Norris. On foot, not by car, for she was in a hurry. With a basket of Swabian country eggs and a squeeze-box under her wing-arm, for the sustenance and edification of the expeditionary force. Then Loyd forest-scuttled up, with a hockey-bag-sized tobacco-bag, rolling three empty barrels before him. With them he wanted to capture Yatagan and the green fairy that lives in Swiss valleys. Ole W. Chizza, the as always heavily armed Melisse3 and the Speesuit, who carried his exorcism tongs, were also not long in coming. The last to race up was the Frisian from Friesland in her Swedish road cruiser Knut. Since Appenzell is hardly bigger than a well-stocked perfumery, the Frisian didn't catch the last curve correctly and parked Knut on Polly's country eggs and Ole W. Chizza's motorcycle, which now had the dimensions of a tricycle. And one of Loyd's barrels was also small wood. A nasty riot broke out, and if the Speesuit hadn't pinched everyone with his exorcism tongs, the EssenceVitae troupe would have split into EssenceVitae Innerrhoden and EssenceVitae Ausserrhoden.

Since Knut was full of helmets, folding sticks and other Frisian trinkets, the troop now had to move on foot, cackling, barrel-rolling-rolling, encouraged by an occasional exorcism pincer pinch. On the evening of the 20th of Hornung, the EssenceVitae expedition arrived in Hundwil (named after the national dish of Appenzell). Quickly Bob, the Frisian builder, put together a shelter. The Frisian fed the troop from her Knut galley with cereal bar crumbs, Polly's squeezebox sprinkled the troop with lüpfigen Hudigäggelern (country music) and the Speesuit secretly quarried Loyd's tobacco pocket empty.

Unfortunately, the hut proved to be less than stable and collapsed in the middle of the night. "Good architecture and stability are not mutually dependent!" opined the Frisian. A view that Loyd did not share at all, for he had to lament the loss of another barrel in addition to his daily ration of tobacco. The EssenceVitae expeditionary force set out that very night and reached Appenzell at dawn on the 21st day of the Hornungs.

The first thing the troop heard was a strong whiff of Montale incense. Yatagan's perfume lab bosom could not be far off, I suppose. A not-too-pious incense, purple-dark, but not as black as a hare's soul. Incense bedded on a warm cedar pyre, its base not yet burnt off but no longer incense green like YS Uzac's BOM behind the ears. Unisex spiced and gender star balanced. At the start, the scent is animated with a pre-Alpine morning chill, sunlit, resinous at the heart, with a balsamic pine robe. Black resin drips from the sky onto the patch earth. An incense aura of the magic of an oriental king's gift, Persian gold like. Not as shy as the nocturnal shadows on the masonry of the southern French papal seat. Rather, floating through the button-nosed cathedral, if only in one dimension, not floating away into transcendence. The Speesuite liked the sacred incense without any rococo airs, so ornamentless that it would please even Melisse3s brother-in-arms Zwingli. Unruffled as eternity, fragrant as the violin varnish of the firmament.

The EssenceVitae expedition imagined itself close to its destination as it moved into the Appenzell collection of houses. Melisse3 was the first to storm Appenzell's Landsgemeindeplatz with her scimitar drawn, the other EssenceVitaes following her. More collateral damage was caused when Knut parked - Loyd's last barrel was flat as a flounder, and Polly's squeezebox was also more squeeze than still commodious. But the people of Appenzell were heavily impressed by the EssenceVitae expeditionary force, and the male Appenzellers and the horn-bearing voting public elected them as the new Standeskommission (government of Appenzell). Ole W. Chizza, the first expedition leader to reach Appenzell since the end of the last ice age, became the governing Landammann. Speesuit Spee von der Spree became Stillstehender Landammann, as the dashing exorcist was fond of standing still. Polly became Frau Statthalter, since she considered Appenzell to be a town, and the heavily armed Melisse3 was appointed Frau Landeshauptmann (even today, at the Appenzell Landsgemeinde, the Landsgemeinde sword can be raised as a sign of approval instead of the voting card). The Frisian chose the office of Frau Säckelmeister because she found the official name teasing and naked hiking is a popular sport in Appenzell - Zipfelstürmer ahoy. Knut, as the only one in possession of a folding rule, was elected Appenzell builder. And last but not least, Loyd was appointed the new national ensign. Although he found neither Yatagan nor the green fairy, the Appenzeller Alpenbitter made him the first flag bearer in the country of Appenzell.

And so the expeditionary force in EssenceVitae Innerrhoden lived happily for many years to come. Meanwhile, in EssenceVitae Ausserrhoden, the phantom Pierre Montale was once again not caught.
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Pollita

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Montale the second
Hannes, sorry, Pierre Montale, he can do it. Yet another Montale fragrance has enchanted me. Again, it was a blind test, but since candidate 1 from dear Ergoproxy with Boisé Vanille was already a Montale, it was obvious that the second fragrance, which he sent me unlabeled, could also come from this house. As soon as I took my first sniff, I suspected Full Incense. I had already read a lot of good things about it and don't really know why I never tested it. Probably because of the tin can it comes in. I realize I had simply checked off Montale far too early.

Just like Boisé Vanille, Full Incense is nothing new, nothing innovative. No, everything I smell is familiar, but it's good. I immediately smell a relationship to Heeley's Cardinal. An initially cool, sacred incense that is not exclusively cool for me. I am standing in a church. An old building. I can smell the walls themselves. And then the priest arrives with the censer. He says the blessing and I breathe in the wonderful scent of resin. This is how I imagine a church service in Santiago de Compostela, even if I've never been there myself. I like this alternation between the cold church and the sometimes warm resin notes. The fragrance can therefore be worn in any weather.

Avignon by CdG is also mentioned here as a reference fragrance, and I agree. And another one from this wonderful incense series by the French comes to mind: Zagorsk. I also find the cool traits that Full Incense has in Zagorsk, which I have always liked very much.

Conclusion: I realize once again that I shouldn't have written this brand off. So don't be surprised if you find me sharing new products from Montale again in the near future. My curiosity is now piqued.

And thanks again to Ergoproxy for the testing opportunity.
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Frankincense. Nothing else.
Since I am a great lover of incense - you could almost say this is my favorite note represents, jumped me the "Full Incense" quite quickly in the eye. For a long time I also informed myself about alternatives such as "Cardinal" by Heeley, but finally I decided for Montale. This brand is quite "controversial", on the one hand because of the flacons (I find these actually not at all wrong), but also because of the enormous power of most fragrances. All this played for me but first no role.

I would be lucky and found immediately a flakon in the souk with a fantastic salesman.

When the package arrived, I first examined the presentation. All right, the OVP is now not the yellow of the egg, but such a thing is pretty much the same to me. The bottle itself is, as usual with Montale, packed in a small cloth bag. Very nice. The flacon is as already said, also well done. So quickly that old perfume was washed off and the Full Incense was put on. This moment before the first time I love to smell always the most ;).

And what I expected came true. As a little boy I was always fascinated by incense in church (Catholic in my case). I loved the smell of it. And that's exactly how the Montale smells. Really 1 to 1. Even though it was my first time spraying it on, it seems familiar right away. So many familiar images and thoughts.
Incense is just tremendously relaxing, mystical and sublime on me. A celebration.

Company customary he has also neat steam behind the boiler. Do not worry, the holds and holds. However, he is never oppressive.

In conclusion, I can only say that I have found a new (co-)favorite fragrance for the colder days and Montale as a whole has moved into my focus. Maybe one or the other of it still comes into my collection.
All (church) incense lovers I can only warmly recommend this fragrance. Tests him necessarily.

Amen.
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But the saint has his church with him everywhere..
Your dense, white smoke rises,
The one as in days long gone
To us a reminder and comfort at the same time,
Let us divine the bliss.

Already thousands of years ago
Was your blessed fragrance
Offered to the wild gods,
Drove evil spirits away.

From the distant East
Caravans used to bring you,
You were weighed out with gold,
Fairy tales entwined around you
Small, clear, golden drops,
Congealed tears, desert treasure,
Scent test for resins and limes,
Spell of a Thousand and One Nights.

Sensual, erotic, mystically enraptured,
Bridge to worlds of time,
Window to dreams and reality,
To sites and temples of the past.

He does not drive me into flight, on the contrary, he envelops me all day long, again and again a breath of incense comes and lifts my spirits...
If you are looking for an absolutely fabulous olibanum fragrance, you have come to the right place.
Alternatives are available (Comme des Garçons-Series range), BUT not with the long durability of Montale.
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Apicius

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For Heavens' Sake!
How much of a catholic does one have to be to wear this fragrance? If you didn't get enough in Sunday's service, with a few spritzes of Full Incense you can easily revive the sacred feeling in no time. Montale did not promise too much: Full Incense is a full load of church frankincense!

Decency is not the matter of Pierre Montale. Perfumes like Oud Cuir d'Arabie or Chocolate Greedy show that he is honest about what he does. We may put Full Incence in the same line.

Incense fragrances can differ a lot from each other. Often, they are simply just especially smoky, but they keep a certain warmth which make them good company on cold days – L'Homme Sage by Divine would be one of that kind. But Full Incense is different, and this is best described with an image.

I remember biking trips in midsummer, perhaps France. It is one of those far too hot days that you arrive at a medieval abbey, somewhere in the countryside. Its ancient walls promise a relaxing cool. You enter a dark gothic or romanesque nave, and instantly you sense the cold and stale frankincense leftovers of the last service. It is always cold and damp in those ancient masonries, even with summer heat outside. How beautiful it would be in November, you may think, facing this deathly cold that seems to creep from the undercroft – that strange blend of frankincense, mould, foxing, dust and dampness.

There is only one little thing that modifies this impression in the heart note: there is a distinct resinous note with a somewhat synthetic appeal, probably the elemi. Its quality might direct you towards a hyper-modern Comme des Garçons fragrance. But this short irritation blends in consistently. I remember the strange, synthetic depth of Neil Morris' Vapor, which this note resembles – that pervasive ethereal fragrance that reminds of white clouds on an infinite blue sky.

So, the ashen, gloomy grave's atmosphere contrasts well with the glaring, surreal colours of summer – an enormously deep, suspiciously blue sky with sharply drawn white clouds and the almost unbearable brightness of a midsummer's noon.

Okay, you can blame frankincense to have certain effects – supposedly similar to a runner's high caused by fast biking in the heat. Some things in there may fit together.

For me, it is just this contrast that prevents Full Incense to slide into the kitsch of those Gregorian chant and medieval abbey fashions that come up once in a while. What can be more uncanny than sepulchral cold in midsummer?

Only the drydown is somewhat conventional with its increasing presence of patchouli – but one can reapply.

And so, I would like to recommend Full Incense as a true summer wear – to all friends of dark romanticism who prefer to keep an alternative state of mind amidst all summer's joy.
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Moritz13Moritz13 1 year ago
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I smell the incense and i like the whole scent.. but something in this reminds me of Cola-gummybears :P
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Topfpflanze3Topfpflanze3 2 years ago
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It really smells like church incense and old wooden benches. Very characteristic and authentic. Unique but quite difficult to wear
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MichawengerMichawenger 4 months ago
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Hier kann man Weihrauch aus der katholischen Kirche in einer Flasche haben. Kein Verlauf sondern einfach nur Weihrauch.
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CrazysillageCrazysillage 6 months ago
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When the cardinals elect a pope, this is what the white smoke rising to the heavens smells like. White hot, sparkling church incense.
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Finerthings8Finerthings8 4 years ago
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It as a very strong church Incense . I don’t go to church , i have no occasion to wear .
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