Sacred incense meets cool ocean air. Warm sun and a balmy breeze. This is Aedes de Venustas Copal Azur, a new generation of aquatics. Copal Azur is marketed as a copal incense fragrance inspired by the Mayan temples of Tulum, Mexico. This is the sort of post-aquatics that I’ve been waiting for.
Copal Azur is like incense and ocean mist. It opens with cool, salty mineral notes and an effervescent, lemon-like frankincense. Copal Azur has this effect that makes me think of the vastness of the ocean. Up close, it wears as a creamy cardamom incense. From afar, it’s like this mist of dewy foliage, salt air and freshly grated ginger – it’s fresh. The heart, a mix of salt air and creamy, balsamic incense lasts the longest on my skin (and it’s my favorite stage of the scent) – a brume of spiritual incense. Copal Azur dries down to a powdery frankincense incense with a creamy, smooth and sweet amber that is very Duchafour-esque.
It’s been many years since I’ve been interested in incense perfumes, but this one has piqued my interest in that genre (and aquatics). It’s ocean air and resins. I also love that it is inspired by Mexico, a place that deserves more olfactory representation in perfumes.
Notes listed include ozonic notes, salty notes, green notes, cardamom, patchouli, myrrh, copal, tonka bean and amber. Launched in 2014. PERFUMER – Bertrand Duchafour
Give Copal Azur a try if you like frankincense or incense perfumes. Or if you like perfumes like Annick Goutal Encens Flamboyant, HEELEY Cardinal, Norma Kamali Incense, Huitieme Art Myrrhiad and/or CdG Incense Avignon. If you like frankincense perfumes, put this on your “to try” list. Rumor has it that this perfume is comprised of 30% frankincense extracts…
Projection and longevity are above average but this scent is never “stuffy”. It has a vast airiness to it.
The 3.4 oz retails for $245 at Aedes de Venustas. A travel-size spray is also available.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Ozonic frankincense incense. I really enjoy wearing this one. I love the contrast of incense and ocean.
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And I included this perfume in my Best of 2014 list.
*Disclaimer – Sample provided by PR. I am not financially compensated for my reviews. My opinions are my own. Product pic from Aedes de Venustas. Honor Blackman from www.fanpix.net.