Burning Barbershop 2008

Burning Barbershop by D.S. & Durga
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Burning Barbershop is a popular perfume by D.S. & Durga for men and was released in 2008. The scent is smoky-spicy. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesSpearmint, Lime, Hemlock fir
Heart Notes Heart NotesLavender absolute, Turkish rose
Base Notes Base NotesBurnt oil, Vanilla, Hay

Ratings

Scent

8.1 (63 Ratings)

Longevity

7.7 (51 Ratings)

Sillage

6.9 (50 Ratings)

Bottle

6.9 (49 Ratings)
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8
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
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To the barber of the burning beard
Burning Barbershop...I didn't want to like it at all, I had firmly resolved to purchase "only" two durgas for reasons of cost. But it turned out differently: the fresh, well-groomed barbershop element paired with the smoke aromas of the burn results in a strange melange at first glance, at second glance it fits together only too well. Portable smoke, not for everyone, but also no slash-and-burn. And don't worry: the beards stay on.
According to this credo the prelude seems a bit bizarre at first. Ethereal, yet strangely fresh and...smoke? In addition, diverse other impressions are mixed up. Indeed, we have fresh mint, which primarily offers this minty-spicy, slightly sweet-aromatic impact. This already decreases after about 30 minutes. By then it changes the scent of the fir so much that it is not immediately noticeable. This is quite something, because the hemlock fir is known for its smoking element, which is both balsamic and smoky and therefore captivates. The slightly tangy and fresh impact is due to the lime, which makes the fragrance appear a little sour. This certainly fits the theme perfectly and is also good for the fragrance.
Where there's barbershop, lavender is a must. Now I'm not the biggest friend of lavender perfumes, but I confess that this ingredient makes perfect sense here. For me, Lavender Burning Barbershop complements barbershop in the right places, takes the idea further and makes sure that this creation doesn't lose its tension.
As the mint disappears, it becomes more herbaceous and ethereal; the woody tone adds new nuances to the fir, perfecting the balsamic properties of the fragrance.
The further the fragrance progresses, the more the scenery tapers towards the base. Mind you, not with the latest formulation. Here it remains constantly intense and the base is successively exposed but never quite. Actually, I like the newer version here better. In any case, the burned oil seems to me to be fir oil or something similar, because the slight olfactory change suggests this. This oil is completed by vanilla, which often disfigures smoky scents by making them too sweet or castrated. Here, however, the vanilla acts so much in the background that the ethereal, woody, smoky element remains dominant, but gains in format through the new facet.
Sometimes the burning element in this case reminds me of tar fragrances in the style of a Black Tar by Parfumerie Particuliere, which has also been made wearable. The latter is much more intense in this respect, which I mention purely for the sake of classification.
All in all, a wonderfully realized perfume, which probably only a few niche artists created about twelve years ago.
I think that Burning Barbershop is also something for all those who do not like similar creations because of the smoke and could also be interesting for those who really have a penchant for pure barbershop fragrances. This one combines various scent genres. Where I found the old version at Bowmakers to be more intense, this point is diametrically opposed at Burning Barbershop. Really an excellent scent!
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Statements

HermeshHermesh 5 years ago
8
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
6
Bottle
Thick smoke with a subtle freshness and a background lavender which becomes gradually more prominent. Exciting development!

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