Very helpful Review
James Bond for Christmas
Breathtaking, signature-scent worthy creation from Geza and CC. Unlike anything you have tried until now.
At first I was not convinced, the price had me skeptical so I bought a small decant from a Facebook group, wore through it, I was intrigued. I then purchased a 30ml bottle shortly after and it started growing on me.
Finished that in 2 months and bought a 100ml immediately after, upon realising there is quite nothing like this, it is a masterpiece.
In a couple of words: cinnamon, airy hot&cold spices, woods, some slight sweetness from amber finishing with smokiness in the base from the vetiver. However, this doesn’t do the scent justice. There are lots of small nuances from the other notes which you pick out the more you wear it. It is simple and mass-appealing enough to be appreciated by anyone at all occasions, yet all it’s extra notes and expert blending add an additional level of complexity, making an unequivocal statement and leaving a distinct impression.
Lasts forever and smells expensive. Moderate silage, it won’t fill a room but it will get you noticed by people around you.
A little story: I have a travel atomiser of this and I sprayed it in my friend’s bathroom before a dinnerparty at his parents place this christmas, he said the scent lingered on the walls and basin for almost a week and was quite mesmerised by it. He bought a decant from me shortly after. His parents, despite not knowing the brand, both people of significant financial means and status who I look up to, also complimented me on it when I wore X to their party. This is a testament to the quality and impression X leaves.
The price is high, on par and higher than many niche houses. I have many regrets, buying scents from Roja, Creed, Fragrance du Bois, etc. but this one I do not regret for a second. The other offerings from the house are “okay”, I definitely wouldn’t purchase at their prices.
This one stands in a league of its own and I cannot recommend enough to at least sample.