Hollow by Criminal Elements
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Hollow is a perfume by Criminal Elements for women and men and was released in 2015. The scent is green-floral. The projection is above-average. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBlackcurrant bud, Juniper, Bergamot
Heart Notes Heart NotesCyclamen, Violet leaf, Soil
Base Notes Base NotesVetiver, Oakmoss, Cedar



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Submitted by MRoth, last update on 18.09.2017.
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Gothic Greenery
I love this stuff. It smells like crushed leaves and unripe berries and rain and darkness. Very gothic and romantic in a cold, slightly eerie way.
The wet soil smell reminds me of De Profundis by Serge Lutens, and whilst they're both somewhat gothic and quirky, Hollow is much stronger, louder and lasts for a lot longer. It's also not as floral as De Profundis, more green and bitter. I get lots of oakmoss in the base, heaps of unripe berries up top and nothing but violet leaf and cyclamen in the middle. It's powerful stuff, I love it in hot weather, where it makes me feel cool and dark, even when it's blisteringly hot outside!
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Frozen Undergrowth
Out of all the Criminal Elements frags I've sampled, Hollow is far and away the most unusual - which is saying a lot, as none of them really fit into 'classic' categories easily.

Hollow is intensely green, wet, and cold. 'Aquatic' conjures up images of 'Sport' frags or tropical melon - but here 'Aquatic' reads more as damp. Damp and cold and frosted. It's all icy mornings, crushed green stems and damp soil. It's green without being fresh, Aquatic without being soft and entirely enchanting,

Hollow opens with sour blackcurrant, bitter juniper, and cold bergamot. The overall impression is one of icy, shaded patches in dark forests, complete with dew and hoarfrost. As the heart moves in there's a truly odd petrichor/wet soil accord that starts to sing, preventing the whole shebang from tipping into 'green, shrill headache' territory. Also in the heart the intense, green violet leaf starts to share the stage with a lovely, tremulous, green floral. The notes list Cyclamen, but there's definitely a green, wet violet floral in there too which becomes more apparent as time goes on.

Bitter green oakmoss in the base keeps the whole thing grounded in some sort of reality - but honestly - the entire frag conjures up images of frozen, Norwegian forests to me. Unripe berry bushes in the dark undergrowth. I don't get much vetiver in thebase, nor cedar personally. Late in the drydown all I can smell is dew-covered violet petals, cold, wet soil and green, bitter oakmoss.

Sillage is heavy, though quite diffuse. The first time I wore it, my boyfriend could smell it from the other side of the house - though his initial question was "is it raining?". Longevity is atomic. I sampled this at 5pm before going out for dinner, I was still catching whiffs of it at 10am the next day. That's 17 hours, and in truth, I was a little over it by that point - but still, cannot fault it for performance.

Totally unisex, totally bizarre. A gothic, whimsical take on a European forest at dawn.

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