The Best Incense Perfume for the Holidays

The Best Incense Perfume for the Holidays

3rd Dec 2021

Looking for the best incense perfume for the holiday season? We’ve got you covered. With incense perfume samplers, you can get enough of a scent for the entire season without overdoing it.

Incense perfume formulas typically mean notes of frankincense, however, there is a huge range of other incense-like scents. Incense perfume fragrances are some of the most varied and popular within the aromatic world. This list covers the entire spectrum of the best incense fragrances, including wood, floral, and spice notes.

A Beginner’s Guide

This Beginner’s Guide to incense perfumes highlights three distinct scents, each catering to a new aspect of incense perfume formulas. This sampler pack is perfect for someone unfamiliar with incense perfume or as a gift.

It contains:

  • Comme des Garcons Zagorsk which has notes of white incense, pine, violet, cedar, iris, hinoki.
  • L'Artisan Passage d'Enfer Extreme with delicate floral notes of incense and lilies.
  • Unum Lavs which holds crunchy notes of jasmine, cardamom, black pepper, elemi, coriander, clove, labdanum, opoponax, palisander rosewood, amber, oakmoss, and tonka bean. 

Incense Perfume Sampler Set (11 pieces)

This incense perfume sampler set with 11 pieces is the perfect holiday gift for someone who truly loves the scent and is on the hunt for the best incense perfumes. Widely varied, you will receive 1/2ml samples of all of the following:

  • Armani Prive Bois d'Encens: warm and dark woody notes.
  • Caron Parfum Sacre: notes of vanilla, myrrh and civet.
  • Comme des Garcons Avignon: a standard in incense, featuring notes of amber, frankincense, and myrrh, followed by smoky balsamic notes. Dry vanilla and soft chamomile provide a deep and mysterious finish.
  • Dior Bois d'Argent: expect myrrh, honey and leather.
  • L'Artisan Passage d'Enfer Extreme: notes of floral incense and lillies.
  • Olivier Durbano Black Tourmaline: expect frankincense, pepper, leather, woods, and cumin.
  • Ormonde Jayne Tolu: sweeter vanilla, ambers, and incense notes.
  • Serge Lutens Encens et Lavande: you can expect incense and lavender.
  • Serge Lutens La Myrrhe: give almond, spices, myrrh, honey and jasmine a try.
  • Unum Lavs: This woody, amber fragrance was used to scent the Pope's robes.
  • Zoologist Tyrannosaurus Rex: fresh, spicy, and animalistic — this incense is what you’d expect dinosaurs to smell like. 

Arcana Wildcraft Holy Terror

For the best incense perfume oils, try Arcana Wildcraft Holy Terror. They’re an indie small-batch supplier who make vegan and cruelty-free products. This scent contains notes of frankincense, sandalwood, myrrh, beeswax candles. Arcana Wildcraft Holy Terror is perfect for that witchy-babe in your life, someone who appreciates dark, dusty and smoked scents.

Beginner’s Myrrh Sampler Set

This is the best incense perfume set for those who love myrrh. Myrrh brings a woody-warm scent to fragrances that is perfect for the holidays. This sampler pack includes a 1/2ml sample of each of the following scents:

  • Caron Parfum Sacre: notes of vanilla, myrrh and civet.
  • Couvent Des Minimes: expect myrrh, vanilla, camellia, and benzoin.
  • Dior Bois d'Argent: notes of myrrh, honey and leather.
  • Serge Lutens La Myrrhe: try almond, spices, myrrh, honey and jasmine.