Bass by Ephemera by Unsound
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Bass is a limited perfume by Ephemera by Unsound for women and men and was released in 2014. The scent is smoky-woody. It is still in production. Limited Edition

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Geza Schön

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesWood smoke, Rum
Heart Notes Heart NotesLeather, Mastic resin, Tea
Base Notes Base NotesCastoreum, Moss, Cedarwood, Frankincense



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Innovative Concept, Scary Sound...
Before the official review begins, it should be mentioned that this composition (Bass) and its sister scents Drone and Noise are part of an innovative coupling of synthesized music by presumably notable composers in the space. The piece of music Bass interprets is from Steve Goodman (aka Kode9) called "Vacuum Burn". The link to the music it was created to accompany is

Bass opens with a blast of hardcore sharp woody cedar and smoky vetiver before gradually transitioning to its heart. As the composition reaches its early heart the sharp woody accord remains, now joined by very strong pine-like mastic with a piercing synthetic metallic undertone. During the late dry-down a growing rough and rugged leather accord grows in intensity, melding with the sharp woods and screeching metallic aspects through the finish. Projection is excellent, as is longevity at between 13-15 hours on skin.

On first application Geza Schoen's Bass composition initially impresses with its sharp cedar and vetiver that isn't that unlike the primary heart accord of Anat Fritz and its Schoen tweaked re-release Classical, sans the aromatic lavender. Things were off to a great start, but unfortunately it is all downhill from here... During the heart phase as soon as the pine-like mastic and synthetic screeching metallic aspects are added into the mix, the composition goes from appealing to unbearable in short order. The rugged leather accord in the base is nicely done, but really can't salvage the downward spiral caused by the mastic and metallic aspects that refuse to give way. Bass starts out well-tuned, but unfortunately rages out of control, turning into a synthetic catastrophe not unlike the piece of music it was based on in this reviewer's opinion. In this case, Schoen stays true to the music piece the composition was inspired by, but unfortunately when the inspiration is a bizarre creature in its own right, the resulting accompanying work likely follows suit, and certainly that is the case here. The bottom line is the 80 Euros per 30ml bottle Bass stays true to the synthesized music from Goodman it was inspired by and from that perspective Schoen's work is a success, but when the inspirational source is not to one's taste and sounds truly outlandish, the resulting perfume composition based on it most likely will also not be to one's taste, and the 2 star out of 5 "poor" rated Bass definitely proves the hypothesis true here. If you love Kode9's music by all means give this one a try as it may be just your kind of thing, but for those who enjoy their music more on the classical side of the spectrum Bass may prove quite unnerving.
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