Series 3 Incense Zagorsk

$95.00

Series 3 Incense Zagorsk - 50ml is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.

For over 5000 years people all over the world have been burning incense in order to honour their ancestors, purify the air, symbolize the ascent of a prayer, induce a meditative frame of mind, accompany a ritual, or simply to make one feel positive. The Comme des Garcons Incense Series 3 collection represents dreams of spiritual journeys across the world and imagines incense as an evolution of time and space. Zagorsk is named after the Russian city that was, until recently, the seat of the influential (and scent inspiring) Orthodox-Christian church in Russia.

Like light through the pines, this effervescent scent drifts onto skin like soft snow. A mound of light greens garnishes the top of Zagorsk; grass, leaves and galbanum provide a fresh, gentle sweetness until iris leaf tightens the elasticity of these pliant plants with it’s taut, acerbic energy. Aldehydes underscore the textural transition of the fresh top notes into the spicy sizzle of Zagorsk’s heart, like dry, cold bark under snow. The concrete crunch of asphalt is strengthened by a substantial musk; this combination of grit and quivering winter-protection is the perfect platform for a generous dash of nutmeg and the delicate, frozen petals of rockrose, icily preserved scatterings from summer travellers of yore. Just as Zagorsk gathers into a solid, if melting body of cold, it disperses on a fierce gust of wind; a base of cedar, benzoin, juniper and guaiac wood forms a breeze that drifts and blows, rustling frozen pines and lifting handfuls of snow into the air, in fleeting, ghostly moments of disembodied presence. The lightest of the Incense Series, this scent is like the excited chill that runs down your spine when you’re sure you’re not alone, but can see no one. Zagorsk is a phantom that will warm your heart, even as it chills your skin.
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