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Domina in leather costume
... that's how it must smell when the dominatrix unpacks her leather whip and pulls her cigar in the corner of her mouth! The leather dominates the opening together with plenty of spicy smoke, a few minutes later I can spot vetiver (even if this is not mentioned in the fragrance pyramid) and patchouli is added, giving the fragrance an earthy note. There's no trace of Rose here. I seem to remember that Bulgari Black has a similar composition, at least at that time (15 years ago) I had this smell of burning rubber (the process where tires are vulcanized) in my nose. After 10-15 minutes this pungent smell disappears and the wooden chords spread. I can perceive sandalwood and earthy cedar, I am still waiting for the rose... The perfume is sold / marketed as unisex, but I find it much too spicy / woody, I would rather assign it to the masculine direction. I find it extraordinary (good) and unconventional, you don't smell it every day. Unfortunately, I'm still waiting for the rose, wherever it hides.