Explorer by Boadicea the Victorious
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Explorer is a perfume by Boadicea the Victorious for women and men and was released in 2008. The scent is woody-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot
OrangeOrange
Heart Notes Heart NotesRock roseRock rose
AmberAmber
Orris butterOrris butter
Base Notes Base NotesLabdanumLabdanum
CedarwoodCedarwood

Ratings

Scent

6.459 Ratings

Longevity

8.549 Ratings

Sillage

7.641 Ratings

Bottle

8.854 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 20.05.2021.
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ColinM

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Austere darkness
Explorer by Boadicea is probably the nicest scent by this brand I’ve tested so far. It opens with a rubbery, dry, spicy and dark blend centered on sour woods (cedar, but really dry and gloomy), herbs, galbanum, austere resins and initially just a hint of labdanum. The texture is thin, leathery (no leather, though), somehow quiet but bold and threatening. The mood is refined and mysterious, fairly synthetic too but not (that) unpleasant, as it nicely recreates a sort of fascinating, nocturnal, silent and obscure “natural mood”, with nuances of aged wood, something salty-camphoraceous that reminds me of ambergris, dusty resins. In the middle stages it “warms up” a bit, and the orris root note emerges – fairly restrained and tamed down, well concealed behind the general austere darkness, but it’s there; almost not powdery at all (as you would expect instead), rather rooty-earthy and dusty, with a hint of amber too. Finally, a smoky, earthy, shy rose note emerges, quite a “masculine” rose despite being much subtle. Overall Explorer remains sour and dry in a way that becomes a bit boring after a while, but with a fascinating, sophisticated feel of austere darkness. Not saying it’s particularly good, but say: “not unpleasant”.

6,5/10

Statements

BoBoChampBoBoChamp 2 months ago
8
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
A slightly leathery, yet rather dry, grey and dusty, spicy earthy-woody Fall fragrance, balanced by an uplifting spicy bitter/green opening.
OdysseusOdysseus 3 years ago
9
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
10
Bottle
Explorer is rich, herbaceous, deep, dark, resinous, balmy, and simply divine. A herbal-like pine and amber scent that is both bitter/sweet.
HajuvanaHajuvana 4 years ago
Try to imagine what Ellena's Terresque take on Piguet's Bandit would smell like, and you're close. Bitter & earthy, yet somehow transparent.
HermeshHermesh 6 years ago
7
Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
10
Bottle
Humid soil (patchouli + iris butter ??) in the forest. The earthy scent is close to obscenity! :)

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