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Devotion House of Matriarch for women and men

Devotion House of Matriarch for women and men
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I have it: 15 I had it: 1 I want it: 50

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The ultimate incense perfume: massive and timeless. Revered across cultures. The primeval depths are almost inexplicable and volumes have been written praising this classic arrangement of two key notes: frankincense and myrrh. Resinous, dry and cold with alternating warm and spicy nuances, it’s a whole universe encapsulated in each waft of scented breeze. An all natural fragrance, Devotion's notes include myrrh, incense, leather, oud, amber, ambrette, African gaia, teas, vintage French opoponax, exotic spices and Hawaiian vanilla.

House of Matriarch recommends allowing a full 24 hours to experience the complete dry down of this fragrance. Devotion was launched in 2013. The nose behind this fragrance is Christi Meshell.

Perfume rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 33 votes.

Fragrance Notes

Olibanum Ambergris Myrrh Agarwood (Oud) Leather Ambrette (Musk Mallow) Woody Notes Tea Opoponax Spices Vanilla

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Devotion Fragrance Reviews

jrwcook1
jrwcook1

I won a 1 ml sample of devotion by house of matriarch from cafleurebon.com This is an amazing high quality fragrance with only the highest quality ingredients. it has great sillage and longevity. as for the notes in this wonderful fragrance it starts out with a strong smokey quality and dries down to a strong incense based fragrance. I highly recommend you sample this fragrance you will really enjoy it.

Mar
04
2016
Sweetly Marie
Sweetly Marie

I was lucky enough to win a vial of this at CaFleureBon. It is not a fragrance for the faint of heart! This is truly an incense perfume, and a unique addition to my collection. Dry, spicy, and aromatic, the notes in this fragrance cover my skin in a shifting haze of scent. It also has a strong leathery undertone that makes me feel like this scent is closer to masculine than unisex, but I will definitely still be wearing it. Thanks House of Devotion for the sample!

Feb
22
2016
weaselize
weaselize

tried it today. Weird, really weird. I can appreciate a weird and different fragrance but not when it smells like soup.
This smells just like a mixed vegetable soup from leek and celery or something like that. Some potatoes were added and finished with a HUGE amount of bouillon cubes..
Not good

Sep
01
2015
Colin Maillard
Colin Maillard

Devotion by House of Matriarch opens with dusty, dry resinous and incense notes, initially with a slight green aftertaste (on the bitter-crunchy side). The resins are strong, dry and thick, creating a peculiar initial feel that I would define like "stone", in a way. There is a balsamic note around, a thin, delicate breeze surrounding this dusty, heavy and grey monolith of concrete resins and incense, which slowly becomes warmer, softer and starts to "release" its mystical aroma. Not much else initially: a spicy note and a thin veil of dark dry notes on the base. As minutes pass the incense starts to smell more "familiar", like classic olibanum, and the spices grow in strength – I smell mostly cumin and cloves. So basically, as it's already clear from the composition and from other reviews, it's an incense-resinous-spicy scent, with just a dark woody thin note on the base. To be really honest, despite the compelling opening, the evolution of this scent does not have much to "tell" me, partially because it soon becomes quite light and close to skin, and fades away quite quickly, partially because it basically smells like a sort of "downgraded", more grey, more dry and grey version of other resinous-spicy incense scents like Casbah by Piguet. Finally it is also a bit linear, which depending on how much you like it, may be a pro or a con. Nice, but personally: "not impressed".

6,5-7/10

Jul
19
2014
sharmap14
sharmap14

i dont understand in what setting/situation would one wear this

Dec
09
2013
Houdini4
Houdini4

Woah!!!! This is not for that faint hearted...a MASSIVE incense fragrance that is dominant, pungent and just insane!
It completely overwhelmed the other sample vials I got and the bag they came in all smell of this fragrance.
Honestly, I understand the appeal of these ancient, opulent spiced frankincense & myrrh perfumes but this is frankly unbearable when first applied, no wonder they recommend 24 hours (yes!! 24 hours!!!!) to let it dry down!!
Well I applied the tiniest amount and I do mean tiny and I can't believe how potent it is...I really understand the comparisons to some of the Amouage fragrances as they are very heavy with things like incense, myyrrh and ambergris too.
At first it seemed clumsy and harsh despite the fact this one (and sexmagic) was the one I really couldn't wait to try. I love this kind of scent but without the complexity of other juxtaposing notes you get from the likes of Amouage Interlude for example, it's just a bit to linear.
The dry down is special and plain epic...but unfortunately not that much evolution you get the same thing throughout but it definitely gets better as it ages on your skin.
You can't help but marvel at devotion, it definitely achieves what it sets out to do, a blend of classic notes to create something that would've been revered throughout history.

Oct
01
2013
Gardenia_Girl
Gardenia_Girl

This is the ultimate incense perfume, the kind you may want to sit down for or get knocked off your feet. The longevity on this is also an impressive day long.
What you have here is potent incense, myrrh, earthy-soil like ambrette. It is course and rough for the first while, the leather note making more of an appearance as the others calm down a little. Hours later once the smokiness and incense settle (slightly) as another layer is revealed of woods, tea and vanilla which is quite nice and makes for a fun contrast. Very interesting, unique and excellent experience, quality, even if its not my style, I think men and lovers of original works of art including incense notes would adore this.

Sep
25
2013
deadidol
deadidol

This is an authentic, smoky incense that's powered by an ambrette seed which comes off as quite cumin-esque and dirty. There are parallels with Sexmagic in that there's leather and bunch of spices going on, but this is the kind of rough-hewn and biting incense that feels more copal-heavy and challenging than "nice". After ten minutes on the skin, it gets quite aggressive, and a dusty accord begins to emerge. Twenty minutes later, everything drops down to a lower level, which seems to be Meshell's signature move. For much of the remainder of the scent's long lifespan, it sits close, but becomes a deliciously dry vanilla with notable tea-like quality to it.

If dirty, difficult cumin-centric scents are your thing, or you're perhaps looking for a new approach to the incense genre, this might be of interest.

Aug
15
2013
thatguyjoe27
thatguyjoe27

I bought Gateways on friday.........this will be on my next to buy list.then sexmagic after that.this composition looks great though

Aug
13
2013
extrait21
extrait21

I got to try this at the Achtung launch party. This was one of my 3 favorites from the line. It is a very intense incense fragrance and it comes on very strong! It tones down quickly but remains true to itself with heavy notes of oud and incense (probably the frankincense and myrrh). I wore Devotion on my skin and could not get enough of it! This fragrance is not for the faint of heart but is a must have for anyone who enjoys traditional incense, period! Unfortunately for me, I only had the financial wherewithal to take home one bottle that day, and Sexmagic won the battle..

Aug
11
2013
Na0
Na0

The composition looks amazing :o

Aug
06
2013

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