The opening blast and its aftermath are both delicious: a soft, approachable, darkish, friendly and never sinister incense note that is not smoky on my skin; on the contrary, a fresh-ish
touch is notable. In the drydown hints of herbs and greens are present at times, but the core message Ouarzazate conveys is: incense rules!
The drydown develops a fairly light musky theme, but the base is really defined by adding a very pleasant labdanum that at times combines with the ever present incense to a nigh-balsamic mix
at times, with a hint of tonka sweetness evident in the last third. A touch of wood is present now too. Towards the ends the sweetness recedes, and the incense note fades out
The sillage is moderate, the projection excellent, and I get six hours of longevity out of it.
This is a lovely winter scent, with a fairly unusal and well blended incense core that shows a side of incense not commonly developed in these types of fragrances. As an incense-centred
creation is is very much in the unobtrusive side. An incense scent worth trying for those who find the standard incense fragrances too strong and too overwhelming. 3.25/5