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Kananga Water

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Kananga water is an old formulation cologne used in magical rituals. Used primarily for purification and dealing with departed spirits. It is based on ylang ylang, and that seems to be the predominant scent. Various recipes are available in old formularies, and on the web, for making kananga water. Murray and Lanman market a current formulation in a plastic bottle with a baroque, old-style label. It runs about $5 for 4 oz.

It is an simple, floral scent, without much complexity. However, it is not overly sweet, and has hints of darkness and intrigue. The price point at which this is sold doesn't justify an atomiser, you just pour it out of the bottle. However, it is easy to apply too much that way, and the scent does last, so I recommend decanting into an atomiser and using a light touch.

This is an interesting switch up from the higher-end colonges, for when you feel shamanic. Other inexpensive colognes with folk magical usages are Florida Water and Hoyts.

Review discussion thread is here.

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This has more of an oil base than Florida Water. Which I think makes it lasts longer. Smell is more manly than Florida Water, but not as refreshing. But for $4 a bottle Great Deal!!
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Kananga water is an old formulation cologne used in magical rituals. Used primarily for purification and dealing with departed spirits. It is based on ylang ylang, and that seems to be the predominant scent. Various recipes are available in old formularies, and on the web, for making kananga water. Murray and Lanman market a current formulation in a plastic bottle with a baroque, old-style label. It runs about $5 for 4 oz.

It is an simple, floral scent, without much complexity. However, it is not overly sweet, and has hints of darkness and intrigue. The price point at which this is sold doesn't justify an atomiser, you just pour it out of the bottle. However, it is easy to apply too much that way, and the scent does last, so I recommend decanting into an atomiser and using a light touch.

This is an interesting switch up from the higher-end colonges, for when you feel shamanic. Other inexpensive colognes with folk magical usages are Florida Water and Hoyts.

Review discussion thread is here.

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