Is in my brain ... "
I've said this elsewhere, & I'm not a sycophant of the perfume manufacturers, nor am I purist who scorns discussing price, & it is this: is not this a pure undiluted perfume oil, & EDP is usually 20% perfume oil? - which means that £300 for this 30ml is equivalent to 150ml of EDP, or perhaps 100ml of stronger EDP @ that price? which although high-end, is not stratosphærick. I think it's generally much above this price-brackett that people start getting ^seriously^ alarmed & forensic about the price; although of course we are devoted 'fume-heads, & non-'fume heads think we're utterly barmey of course!
As for the 'fume itself: well, I would say so far it's delivering pretty much what I would expect of a £2 to £3 per ml 'fume, & I scaled down the amount I put on according to the assumption that it is pure perfume oil (which is easy, as there is an unusually good pump & nozzle such that the spray is nice & even & devoid of dribbling), and I'm getting this very heady shimmering haze of perfumigation. It's a fine-floral kind of affair, at least superficially - but - in another review I read elsewhere, the reviewer dismissed this as being reminiscent of a mixture of insect block & manure; & I, on the basis of squirting it onto card thought "skanky-skatty-funky!? uw must be juxing! have uw got the right bottle there?", but now I think I might be getting it, but my slant on it is ^completely^ different, & I'm beginning to come to the conclusion that skank-skat-funk has been integrated into this composition with a most extraordinary artistry. I wouldn't say they dominate or exceed - not remotely so - I think that reviewer must have been præternaturally sensitive to such notes (or possibly determined to scathe this 'fume for some private reason); and whilst I said floral, I don't really think so really, forthat the aroma is so very exalted it just goes way beyond that - shimmering, shimmering. I think I'm going to like this!
In fact, this is so musky, it's just so insanely musky that that this is - 'a ~musk-bomb~' doesn't do it justice - it's a ~musk depleted-uranium-tipped armour-piercing HNHAIW hayrick-charge~! Which is particuarly fittting, I think, as it is a ^piercing^ aroma. One would expect it to be rather delicate on basis of initial impression; but it certainly is not! It's like a diamond cutting wheel slicing into one's olfactory faculty; but smoothly, without ripping @ the edges. If uw're somewhat pacifistick & uw eschew such figures, then broaching that of cake instead: this is like, rather than a pastry with a bit of cream in it, it's more like a big blob of double Channel-Island-cow cream with a few bits of pastry stucken-in to give it comestibility - and proper fine pastry @ that, & a bit of ripe fruit. And it seemith veritably to shine.
I think I'm going to enjoy this one!