Bois d’Encens is a fragrance from the Privé Haute Couture Fragrance Collection and a personal favorite of Giorgio Armani.
This warm and dark woody fragrance includes only five noble ingredients, which were enough to capture the essence of the black stone from the beaches of Pantelleria island. The main notes are incense, vetiver and precious woods.
The Bois d’Encens luxury eau de parfum showcases Somalian Incense, an olfactory reflection of the hours Giorgio Armani spent with his grandmother in Italian churches. It is a rebirth of the mystery of the oldest known perfume in the world, Kyphi, created 4,000 years ago by the Egyptians. Bois d’Encens springs from Giorgio Armani’s own memories. “I wanted to re-create the scent of incense from my childhood when I would go to church with my grandmother,” he recalls. “It had depth and warmth that also reminded me of the black stone from Pantelleria.” Mystical and beguiling, Bois d’Encens balances the essence and pure incense of woody perfumes, and is sumptuously enhanced with vetiver and cedar. It is the fragrance luxury fragrance Giorgio Armani wears every day.