La Curie Incendo is the Winner in the 2016 Art and Olfaction Awards Artisan category. Created in 2015 by Lesli Wood Peterson, her notes on the perfume, "A nostalgic masculine modern archetype. Designed to be an escape from our modern world into a residual memory of our primordial souls and archaic trappings. The main stage is smoldering as the silent pine and cedar groves watch from the sidelines. Raw kindling has been cut and dried as a deer fidgets in the distance. A worn leather amulet bag holds small ceremonial offerings to be thrown in the blaze to make wishes and ward off spirits."
Incendo has notes of fir needles, embers, incense, sage, pine, sun kissed dark skies, and it is a gorgeous smoky incense that is hard to forget.
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Basenotes - "Incendo does well with their signature big sky image. It's the smell of a campfire at a distance, diluted through the cold night air—smoked sage and fir, not sweet and sticky and green but rather smoldering, dry, and crackling. It's a bit simple in the end without many material nuances, but it still plays with quite beautiful complexities of tone—light and dark, smoky and airy, warm and cold. It's streamlined, in a way, and though I may find some similarities with other fragrances in this same category (Slumberhouse's Norne, Profumum's Arso, or Hendley's Fume—all of which I love), it's the differences in Incendo that really sets it apart. It's a joy to wear, as I've been doing frequently through the fall and into the winter."
Fragrantica - "This smoky creation is a symbol of the revitalizing effects of fire. It's meditative, strong and quite unique. Go hiking in a recently burned forest in the PNW and this is what you get. Charred wood, sweetly melted sap, hints of the unburned forest beyond, sun and the glory of the woods that were there before the fire."