General Discussion: Incense/home smell recommendations


MoB
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37008 posts since 31/8/04

1 Oct 2020 09:47
couldn't find another thread that really covered this. I've been using the astier de villatte yakushima, tokyo and chalet and they're all really nice but not very long lasting.

Tried diffusers too but they're such a faff.

What's everyone using? Gonna buy some Muji incense later as i've been told they're quite good.

Disclaimer: My flat doesn't stink, just want it to smell really nice when i walk in. Also if anyone's stayed at any mondrian hotel, they have a signature smell and that;s the smell i'd want but i don't think you can buy it.
mirrored
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1180 posts since 8/7/08

1 Oct 2020 10:12
shoyeido is great value for more traditional japanese style incense. burns clean with a decent lasting aroma

i use kyoto autumn leaves or moss garden for day to day. horikawa is good too but more pricey
fudge.dredd
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1553 posts since 15/12/12

1 Oct 2020 10:16
Rituals Black Oudh Cool

Close thread.
toin
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1943 posts since 1/4/13

1 Oct 2020 10:26
Kuumba have got some nice scents.

This is pretty good too imo https://www.aesop.com/us/p/home/home-formulations/olous-aromatique-room-spray/
snaye
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10841 posts since 24/10/02

1 Oct 2020 10:26
Recently bought Perfumer H - Ash incense which is nice.



Also recommend Early of East candles - https://www.earlofeast.com/

Use Atlas Cedar frequently



Highly recommend Bella Freud signature though - not cheap but it's a treat. Used as the in house fragrance at all James Perse stores which is where I came across it as smells OP.

https://www.osmology.co/shop/signature-scented-candle-by-bella-freud/?gclid=CjwKCAjw_NX7BRA1EiwA2dpg0vf9LMuMgvDuU_dJUhmAP4vCJ0T0rW9YRXp4Wisi9WXOIIjzYXMLxxoCyYEQAvD_BwE



Centurionone
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1502 posts since 30/3/11

1 Oct 2020 10:49
My trusted home smell by Cire Trudon.. Ernesto! It really does remind you of Havana

burny
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5966 posts since 25/5/06

1 Oct 2020 11:02
Astier de Villatte for me. Either Hollywood or Palais de Tokyo.

Each box has 125 sticks Cool

http://www.astierdevillatte.com/type/incense
Dee
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11813 posts since 22/11/07

1 Oct 2020 12:03
Mainly Dr.Vrajnes, ambre or oud nobile.

Santa Maria Novella Potpourri in bowls, use inside wardrobes too but its needs replacing, was looking at Tabac hangers or the Buly alabasters.

https://www.buly1803.com/en/alabasters/338-alabaster-sacre.html


zoom
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6489 posts since 22/7/05

posted 1 Oct 2020 12:15, edited 1 Oct 2020 12:15
I use one of these kuumba cans. Kuumba has a absolutely massive range of scents you can pick up too.



Also these are both good

swiftus
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1280 posts since 1/7/09

posted 1 Oct 2020 14:14, edited 1 Oct 2020 14:14
What's the deal with incense sticks? Thought they blacken the walls over time?

MoB wrote: Disclaimer: My flat doesn't stink, just want it to smell really nice when i walk in.

Essential disclaimer Laughing out loud
Hanto
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2520 posts since 30/11/09

1 Oct 2020 14:53
Centurionone wrote: My trusted home smell by Cire Trudon.. Ernesto! It really does remind you of Havana

Plus one for Cire Trudon. Have had Nazareth in the past and it is great.

I have a Muji diffuser; with the gernanium oil, it smells like a spa. It's great.
swede
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9273 posts since 21/3/09

1 Oct 2020 16:28
what did they use to burn in hideout? used to love copping supreme from there because it smelt so good
snaye
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10841 posts since 24/10/02

1 Oct 2020 16:36
They were burning old Bape stock out the back that Nigo wouldn't permit in sale
Best
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9893 posts since 21/10/05

1 Oct 2020 19:19
swede wrote: what did they use to burn in hideout? used to love copping supreme from there because it smelt so good

Kuumba wasn’t it? They always had a rack for sale. I miss the hideout Cry
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9893 posts since 21/10/05

1 Oct 2020 19:23
snaye wrote: Also recommend Early of East candles - https://www.earlofeast.com/

Use Atlas Cedar frequently


+1 for Earl of East. I did a candle making course at their Hackney workshop earlier this year. It’s a great way to spend and afternoon or give as a gift
joeyjojo
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4422 posts since 24/8/06

1 Oct 2020 20:02
Muji oil diffuser with Aesop is the one. First thing I packed in my case coming back to London
Tony
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981 posts since 28/10/08

1 Oct 2020 20:03
swede wrote: what did they use to burn in hideout? used to love copping supreme from there because it smelt so good

Just Nag champa I think!

Kuumba is good, mrs has one of those diffusers from muji just buy different branded oils for it too.
pentonville
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879 posts since 12/3/12

1 Oct 2020 20:11
It was Nag Champa. Old Greg will back me up on that.
TCB
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4565 posts since 5/7/11

1 Oct 2020 21:36
Good thread.
toin
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1943 posts since 1/4/13

posted 1 Oct 2020 22:02, edited 1 Oct 2020 22:02
Haven't ever smelled the incense at hideout but supreme did nag champa too. I liked it but after trying it I find it too harsh to burn at home. There are subtler ones posted in this thread that I think are better suited for home smellss