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Friday, November 21, 2014

Aedes de Venustas Copal Azur: fragrance review & samples giveaway

How can a strictly indoors smell, that of burning incense, so tied to wooden pegs and tight clusters of people, gain an outdoorsy veneer? The French perfume school has long thrived on the exploration of indoor scents; from the culinary scents of hot butter, peachy and plummy compotes and pain d'épices fused into classic chypres and orientals, to the introspective scents of the church and the literary salon, full of incense, beeswax and the scent of the paper-knife between paper leaves, the ink that dots the pages... These reflect the traditions that have built France's reputation as the seat of good food and decent banter. But the great outdoors, a less Parisian perhaps, yet not entirely distant destination, was left uncharted right till the bucolic greeneries introduced with Vent Vert and the athletic agility of the 1990s marines. And then the outdoors came sweeping one day, sailing on.


Copal Azur by Aedes de Venustas & Bertrand Duchaufour isn't strictly a ....but.click to read my full review on Fragrantica grabbing a nice fluffy mohair blanket and a chocolate bar.
And enter a comment to be eligible for one of the 5 samples I'm giving away. Draw is open internationally till Sunday 23rd noon.

40 comments:

  1. I can't imagine a marine incense scent and would love to smell this! Please enter me into the draw, and thanks for having it!

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  2. This sounds not only like something I've never smelled before but also like something I've never even imagined smelling, a rare and welcome occurrence. I would love to sample this. Thanks so much for the draw!

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  3. We went to Mexico and visited Tulum for our honeymoon - I'm so curious to know if Copal Azur will bring back memories for me! It sounds very unique. Thanks so much for the draw!

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  4. Have not tried anything from AdV but would love too, so please count me in your draw
    Thanks :)

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  5. MissK00:08

    Tons of great memories from Tulum - would love to explore Duchaufour's interpretation of this magical place.

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  6. Enter me in this drawing. thanks!

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  7. Missionista03:24

    This sounds like a really interesting one. Perhaps an incense that isn't too heavy in spring/summer? Thanks for hosting the draw, and I'd love to be entered for a chance to win.

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  8. This sounds wonderful - I've had an obsession with incense perfume for a while now - and would love to sample this. Thanks for offering this chance!

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  9. Anonymous04:13

    Very intriguing. I have no preconceived notion of an Aztec or Mayan resinous scent but love the idea of a lemony lift to balance the heaviness of incense.
    Please entere
    In the draw, this could be just the ticket for the approaching holidays spent inside and the hopeful Azul blue sky seen from inside a warm home on a winter morning.
    Pat

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  10. This sounds so interesting! Definitely a twist on incense perfumes, and it sounds different from anything I have tried before. Thank you!

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  11. flowergirlbee!04:22

    i love to try anything with a salt note and love Bertrand Duchaufour's work...enter me please : )

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  12. Blue + incense seems to be a recent trend in niche. Lutens keeps producing eaux which mix aquatic-ozonic and incense in various permutations. CDG came out with Blue encens last year, and now Duchafour provides another interpretation. Not a fan of blue in any form (except for the non-blue vintage heure bleue, ca va sans dire).

    cacio

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  13. Spankysparkle05:30

    Duchaufour, incense, cardamom...this has to be good. Thank you for another great draw.

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  14. I would love to try Copal Azur.
    Notes of salt and incense...this is must be something special.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  15. This sounds great! I would love to try it. Thank you for the draw.

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  16. Miss Heliotrope08:09

    Waves both hands & a leg - smokey sea - actually, burning sea-soaked logs on the beach -

    Would love to try.

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  17. Eva H.08:20

    This sounds interesting but not necessarily easy to wear..the mention of EdL Sécretions scares me a bit..
    Thanks for another perfectly written review!
    Would love to try the 'fume so please enter me in the draw. Thanks!

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  18. Vesta09:27

    Interesting combinations, please enter me in the draw. Thanks

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  19. I've been looking for an incense to try - I'll wait for your draw & see if this becomes the one.

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  20. Holly F.10:39

    I have yet to try anything by Aedes de Venustas, I would just love the chance to win a sample, especially because it's by Duchaufour and I'm a big fan. Lovely review! Thanks.

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  21. it's been long since any incense made me want it so much. please enter me in the drawing.

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  22. Without one use of the word Oud (I'm still very much a lover) or mention of it being one of it's ingredients, my thoughts of how wonderful this composition must be with it's burning incenses, myrrh resin, cardamom and especially patchouli have my imagination and excitement eager to smell this intriguing new juice. Please allow me to enter the draw for a sample. Thank you.

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  23. Gail S.12:23

    Love to try this! I have enjoyed sampling other AdV perfumes; they are a creative perfume house.

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  24. Anonymous14:47

    Would absolutely love to try this, it sounds very interesting!

    MariaA

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  25. Margarita14:57

    No matter how many new marine perfumes come out I can never get enough, and I can never say they are just too many to try them.
    The life started in the ocean and every time I get to the beach I connect with this greatness and unity of the nature and humanity.
    And marine scents are there throughout the year and through all the seasons to remind me of this.
    Thank you for the oportunity.
    Margarita

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  26. Copal Azur should be a challenge - all the various tastes I can think of in a bottle? Briny and smoky, bitter and sweet? Well, count me in, please! I am intrigued to an extreme! Thanks for the chance, Elena, and for the inspiring review, as well!

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  27. Merlin15:11

    Would love to try ANY AdV scent - but I do in particular love incense as a note...

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  28. I would like to enter in the draw! I,m very curious about this new Aedes de Venustas!

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  29. Shawnee G15:47

    Oooooh I would love to try this fragrance. Please enter me in the draw. Thank you

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  30. I really like the AdV scents that I've tried, would love to give this one a sniff!

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  31. annsmith20:05

    would love to try this scent! thank you for the draw.

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  32. I'd really like to try this. Thanks for the draw.

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  33. I love marine scents.
    I love incense scents.

    I think I may need this.

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  34. Ingeborg02:58

    I would like to be included in the draw. I do like some marine scents and I am slowly getting to terms with incense as a note. I do think what memories we have of the ocean and beach depends on where we live, so would love to test this.

    I tried the iris perfume from AdV, and it was not for me. Their signature scent smelling so realistically of freshly cut rhubarb is something I really want, I have been through a couple of samples, but would need to save up for that one, and find a scent mule.

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  35. Anonymous08:59

    Say marine incense and it's sweet music to my ears. Please enter me in the draw. Thank you!

    Aline

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  36. Katerinov9009:01

    You make it sound gorgeous, so how could I resist entering the draw for a perfume sample? You have me interested. So thanks for the opportunity, I always enjoy your giveaways and articles.

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  37. Would love to win this!

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  38. solanace11:38

    I'mm a fan of incense, and the Aedes bottle in blue is so gorgeous, it makes me a priori want to love this!
    Thank you for the draw!

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  39. Hi, thank you for the draw. I have tried Iris Nazarena from this house and found it strange and wonderful. The Copal Azur sounds equally as interesting and beautiful. I would very much like to try it.

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  40. Sounds very interesting, thanks for entering me in the draw.

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