Hylnds - Spirit of the Glen (2013)

Hylnds - Spirit of the Glen by D.S. & Durga
Bottle Design: Kavi Moltz
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Hylnds - Spirit of the Glen is a popular perfume by D.S. & Durga for women and men and was released in 2013. The scent is woody-spicy. The longevity is above-average. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesScotch whisky, Pear, Grass, Pineappleweed
Heart Notes Heart NotesLimousin oak, Wild chamomile, Hay
Base Notes Base NotesBarley malt, Charred Bourbon cask, Sherry cask



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Submitted by Joe, last update on 09.06.2019
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Greatly helpful Review    9
Wonderfully engaging pear/malt/vanilla blend
Below are hymns of praise of infatuation, where the eye looks. And - yes! Indeed, this Durga is fascinating by the bench away.

As soon as you spray it on, you are seduced by a very exquisite, fine stream of fine vanilla, which, however, comes across differently than usual. Somehow grainy, but extremely calming, protective.

In addition there is a really extremely complex, finely woven mix of a not too sweet pear, just something exquisite mild herbal (probably camomile) and a hint of toasty vanilla, as I wrote above.

The whole thing is simply extremely beautifully nested, reminiscent of a de constructed 'Dior Homme' with completely new accentuation and the same claim to generate well-being.

I hope the 'Set' status above is supposed to be a bad joke
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From cradle to barrel
No, my kids never got any whiskey to calm them down. The title refers to the fact that this Durga is intended to represent the entire whisky life from the raw materials to the barrel. There is something strange to be guessed at, or feared, but it starts off at least completely tolerably: a hint of toffee, fruit marinated in alcohol, a sour addition, probably a patchouli skeleton. Within half an hour a malty creamy creaminess gradually develops, which I would certainly have associated less with whisky than with a corresponding liqueur; keyword Toffee - it fits.

Argued backwards: The smell (and even more the taste) of physical whisky or other whisky always causes me a dull feeling in my stomach at first and that doesn't happen today. Therefore, the whisky content cannot be as strong as this, as sharply concluded by razor-sharp conclusions. In my opinion, the scent of alcohol is definitely more in the leisurely, cozy direction of Lubin's 'Korrigan'.

In addition, however, an aromatic smoky wood note emerges and contrasts finely with the creamy liqueuriness. Unfortunately, all this moves very close to the skin. That should have been more powerful. Otherwise the Durgas are not so shy (care - see below!).

Starting in the afternoon, the two more mature ingredients, i.e. the sour smoky and the whiskyesk whipped cream, increasingly have trouble asserting themselves against the creamy liquid toffee sweetness. But it succeeds. The fragrance turns into darkness, a sweet, latently sugary, yet with a hint of rough airiness resin impression takes over. What am I supposed to call that? Amber with a hint of vanilla maybe?

Only a fragment of the whisky idea remained directly on the skin. But that's okay, after all about eight hours have passed. A minimal H-cream note a little later and a portion of artificial wood in the evening are also of little importance. "The cellar master would certainly have shaken his head in "real" barrels made of such wood, but here he can be more relaxed, especially as he is served a long time of toffee to appease his appetite. Possibly a Pharisee candy.

And probably the biggest surprise is waiting in the office the next day: a cloud of toffee with a shot hangs in the air. Good morning! Good morning! Apparently, I had underestimated the Sillage
It's a nice fabric. I thank MisterE for the rehearsal.
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Tha mi a 'cur fàilte oirbh!
“Ladies and gentlemen, we are tasting the last perfumalt of the evening. I see that now the last ones have come back. – No, no, you’re welcome; following the tasting of Kilian’s "Single Malt" some may get rather soft knees and irritation of the mucous membranes. We try to counteract this with Mugler's "Pure Malt" as an entry, but it does not always help ...

“So I now announce the culmination of the tasting. Are you ready? Nice!

“Do not forget - for the first impression you have to move the malt around the tip of the tongue ... yeah, a full sherry approach and a clear, yet a bit austere woody note, which have already been suggested during nosing ... hardly any smoke or peat... but an uber-fruity pear note, which leaves a Glenfiddich standing flat against the wall, hehe ... - Here's an almost archetypal start for a, say, 20-year-old Aberlour from the Sherry-Hogshead. Very beautiful.

“Now carefully over the palate... Very good! Here we get even stronger oak notes with just wee hints of vanilla. That’s far enough time in the barrel for that spirit, I think – and obviously a finishing in refill Bourbon barrels – does that make any sense? Anyway - if you like oak, that’s... Oops! The gentleman back there got something on the back of his tongue… we’ll just wait, until he’s able to breathe and you can hear me again.”


For the finish, which develops as a surprise, I recommend to close your eyes: this takes us from the Speyside to the middle of the bushy-herbaceous Highlands, far away from all maritime - and if you suddenly see yourself sitting in the prairie - it’s nothing wrong with that: there’s "Cowboy Grass" peeking around the corner!

Thank you for allowing us to fly with Durga-Air, Mr. Moltz!
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The Secret Clearing of Aging Movie Stars
Spirit of the Glen begins life as a cherry medicinal scent (think: old Robitusson), which quickly morphs into a vanilla scent undergirded by woods and musk. Three hours in, it has become completely vanilla with wafts of powder, undercut by an odd "this doesn't belong here" pungent vibe. Perhaps this is the secret clearing of aging movie stars next to a dead tree. I'm not sure, but it's odd that even that disquieting combination isn't enough to interest me. Vanilla runs the show and runs my interest into the ground. Of the D.S & Durga Hylands scents I've sampled, this is the worst of the bunch. It's simply uninteresting and generic.
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Hermesh 3 years ago
Strong (refreshing) malt note reminds of smell near a brewery. However, it's nicely enriched by fruity and woody accents.+3

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