The first thing you can notice is an intense greenish and herbaceous note, which also has a sour note, which, by the way, runs through to the first part of the heart note and is due to the caraway.
At the same time the cumin is surrounded by a strong aromatic sweetish, slightly creamy note, which in my opinion is responsible for the fact that the sour appearance of the cumin is softened, but not suppressed and comes from the cardamom
In the background, a subtle light spicy note sets a very delicate accent, where I tipped on nutmeg instead of clove.
Already in the top note a very light pinkish breath is perceptible.
This constellation is perceptible on my skin for 20 minutes before the heart note unfolds.
The bright rosy breath has now completely built up and smells so brightly rosy that you could almost call it transparent, but this is not the case because I almost perceive the rose oxide as extreme.
The rose oxide also seems to me to be chemically constructed, where in addition a light waxy tone can be perceived on my skin and I suspect here that the rose oxide was extracted from the Turkish rose.
I would like to address the chemical construction a little more here:
And this is exactly why I cannot include the "chemical aura" of Concrete in the evaluation, since we know what we are getting ourselves into and what can be in store for us.
The rose oxide is enveloped by a very strong floral note, which ensures that the fragrance is lifted up into the air and also brings a very delicate hint of dark spicy honey with it and at the same time gives the fragrance something tangible and comes from Jasmine - Sambac.
"Yeah and how does it smell - does it smell like concrete"?
"Ick sach' ja, aber didd ist nicht' der jetrocknete Beton, sondern eher würd' ick dat als frisch anjerührtet Beton, i.e. Mörtel wollen wollen und ick sagen muss, dat didd schon wirklich authentisch jemacht ist." (Ick sach' yes, but didd is not jet-dried concrete, but rather would like to call it freshly touched concrete, i.e. mortar and have to say ick, that didd is already really authentic jemacht.) :-)
Already in the heart note a quite fine creamy breath is to be noticed.
The heart note is perceptible on my skin for 4 hours before the base asserts itself.
Concrete is incredibly creamy in its base, very discreetly spicy in its breath and is due to sandalwood.
At the same time the sandalwood is surrounded by an intense light, sweet and powdery note, which in my opinion is responsible for the fact that the base gets something very fluffy and comes from the musk.
In the background, a very delicate wooden nuance is perceptible, which ensures that the fluffy aura simultaneously receives a pleasant smooth finish and comes from the cedar wood.
In total, the fragrance lasts 7.5 hours on my skin.
The Sillage is conceived from the outset in such a way that one is perceived very well at a whole arm length and this is maintained also 3 hours in such a way, before it reduces itself in quiet steps, until the smell finally completely fades away.