Complex 2008 Eau de Parfum

Complex (Eau de Parfum) by Boadicea the Victorious
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Complex (Eau de Parfum) is a perfume by Boadicea the Victorious for women and men and was released in 2008. The scent is spicy-woody. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesSageSage
BasilBasil
Heart Notes Heart NotesVioletViolet
FrankincenseFrankincense
Base Notes Base NotesLeatherLeather
MuskMusk
OudOud

Ratings

Scent

6.8123 Ratings

Longevity

9.1102 Ratings

Sillage

8.292 Ratings

Bottle

9.092 Ratings

Value for money

6.511 Ratings
Submitted by Feylamia, last update on 11.10.2021.
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Taurus1967

3 Reviews
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Taurus1967
Taurus1967
Top Review    11  
If you just like it smoky
It cannot be emphasized often enough: the Boadicea the Victorious flacons are an absolute feast for the eyes. In their Celtic-inspired way simply beautiful to look at and also haptically a pleasure.
However, external appearance and content drift unfortunately a little apart - so also with Complex.

In itself a feiste announcement in the direction of super smoky incense in conjunction with massive leather and one, two drops of oud. In addition, a good shot of sage. Life could be so beautiful and exciting, but "Complex" is unfortunately ... how to say: like an overacting actor, an over-seasoned meal or an overdriven hi-fi system.

What seems overdone here, is the m. E. much too smoky resin, which almost comes close to an olfactory conflagration. Although the leather fits in its tart, rough kind - just also in connection with the oud. However, the sage here seems somewhat out of place or at least like a foreign body and thus relatively disharmonious in the entire composition.

Only later in the mellowed Drydown all components seem far more coordinated and thus also more satisfying. Here I felt enormously reminded of "Knize Ten" - one of the best leather fragrances ever. But until then it is a long and partly exhausting way.

When I appeared the day before yesterday morning with the fragrance in the office, I feared the colleagues would call the fire department or make stupid sayings - however, none of this happened ... where I wonder how jaded my co-workers and counter-workers are.

Accordingly, "Complex" is not a feel-good fragrance, but a little provocation or an exploration of the boundaries. For whisky lovers, a comparison with an Ardbeg would be understandable. Those whiskies also tend to a very smoky and peaty and quite medicinal to leathery note. For beginners rather unsuitable, for advanced the heaven on earth. Although "Complex" has by no means the same value, but who likes the distinctive Islay whiskies, could probably find taste here.
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Darkbeat

192 Reviews
Darkbeat
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radioactive leather
I liked this perfume a lot, it is a rugged leather with a lot of temperament. A difficult fragrance, not liked by everyone, but if you are one of those who like leather, spices and resins in atomic version, you will love it, it has a beautiful eighties vibe, but not suitable for anyone. A strong aroma for people who know what they want, the rest to abstain.

The start is somewhat cooler with sage and basil, but nothing cool for the summer, no, rather something more tame than what comes next. From the first snort the leather is present, but here it is bent even by basil and sage, which give it that fresh and green touch, with a slight balsamic resin reflection. Gradually the leather begins to feel much more intense, accompanied by oud and incense, making the aroma very intense, balsamic, smoked, medicated and very spicy, giving a feeling of rustic and old leather, but of great quality. Perfectly it could be the smell of leather sacks that they use to carry loads of spices on camels, they literally have to smell like this. The aroma is evolving, but this spicy sensation does not lose it, and begins to feel warmer and resinous, roasted and incense, where the leather is still the protagonist, but now, next to a slight animalic touch that rounds a precious leather.

Luckily for those of us who like these aromas, the performance of this perfume is very good, exceeding 10 hours more than my skin, with a very good wake during almost all the development of the perfume. A night perfume for cold or fresh climates.

Intense perfume and not suitable for all audiences, but if you like these aromas, you have to try it, although the price of this jewel is somewhat high, it is not as exaggerated as that of other niches I have tried, and in comparison, I think worth every penny they ask for him.
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Sherapop

1239 Reviews
Sherapop
Sherapop
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More Forceful Than Complex
Boadicea the Victorious COMPLEX is more forceful than complex. Lots of green and lots of leather, plus a few other components thrown in as well, though I must say that I do not smell any evidence whatsoever of the purple wonder of violets in this composition!

COMPLEX is a loud leather, but also a labdanum and herb-heavy chypre. Think: old lady in pearls and tweed meets Harley dude in leather and chains on a wet day in the forest and for some reason they fall for each other, tumbling to the ground next to the dying embers of a campfire to form a greenish-leather-virile-dusty ball that rolls about the moist dark soil sprinkled with pine needles and cones.

Strong and declarative, COMPLEX has great longevity and big sillage. My cat seems to like this a lot, and if only he'd spring for a bottle, I'm sure that I'd wear it now and then!
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Statements

BoBoChampBoBoChamp 5 months ago
7.5
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
This slightly challenging and smoky, metallic herbal/green leathery Fall fragrance, slowly settles to a more gentle, musky earthy-woody base
DTCDTC 8 months ago
7.5
Scent
10
Longevity
9
Sillage
10
Bottle
Cuero rudo, sin contemplaciones. Aparentemente ahumado y con notas herbales. Apenas noto el oud, es bastante tímido en este perfume

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