Armani Prive Encens Satin was released in August 2013. It was created when Giorgio Armani asked perfumers to create a fragrance for him based on his favorite note, incense. Encens Satin focuses on incense, surrounds it with spices, woods and resins. It features notes of golden frankincense from Northern Somalia, everlasting flower and benzoin. Encens Satin is an eau de parfum, edp.
Fragrantica: "in dry cool weather it’s a stunner, almost has a cola-fizz or chinotto like vibe that sparkles, and an un-burned incense stick smell, something makes it have a fresh laundry vibe faintly..I read this was a tribute to how his mother smelled, that makes a lot of sense, I picture this being how an Italian mother wearing a freshly laundered and clothesline-dried dress smells after coming home from mass when you hug her. Very comforting, clean and nostalgic aroma"
Fragrantica: "I certainly wouldn't describe this as amber and spices though, a complex church incense fragrance is more appropriate.
It has that fresh uplifting thing but with a heavier wooden base which gives it good lasting power."