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

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Geza Schön

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAldehydes, Air accord, Green lime
Heart Notes Heart NotesFir, Juniper berry, Hedione
Base Notes Base NotesAmbergris, Patchouli, Vetiver, Cedarwood



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Droning One To Sleep...
Before beginning the review, it should be noted that Drone (and its sister compositions Bass and Noise) are compositions that are each inspired by pieces of synthesizer music from presumably top artists in the space. The music composition related to this specific perfume is by artist Tim Hecker and can be found at http://vimeo.com/90461558.

Drone opens with relatively fresh ozonic aldehydes with just a touch of underlying sweetness. As the composition moves to its early heart the ozonic accord remains as subtle, jasmine-like airy hedione joins in along with slightly sharp vetiver. During the late dry-down the composition shifts gear as relatively soft, smooth patchouli joins what amounts to a synthetic light musk accord with traces of smooth vague underlying woods and maybe just a hint of a tonka laced white floral accord for minor added sweetness through the finish. Projection is average, but longevity very good at around 11-12 hours on skin.

Coming off one of its scary sister scents, Bass, it was with great trepidation that Drone was applied on skin. Luckily, it became clear early-on that Drone was considerably easier to accept than Bass, with a more sedate demeanor. The composition is quite airy and ozonic early, gradually working in slightly heavier facets like synthetic musk and vetiver as time passes. Nothing comes off as overpowering or unpleasant but the composition definitely keeps to the intentional synthetic theme of the Unsound project. In some ways Drone has some passing similarities to last year's Serpentine from the premiere brand known to feature synthetics quite effectively, Commes des Garcons, but this is nowhere near as impressive. Drone is the most easily digestible composition of the three Unsound project sister scents, but something about it just seems a bit too mundane to quite set it apart. The bottom line is the 80 Euros per 30ml bottle Drone is easy enough to wear and is a welcome relief from the heavy-handed presentation of Bass, but it just does not do enough to distinguish itself, earning it a very "average" 2.5 stars out of 5 rating. My recommendation is that if Drone appeals to you; give Serpentine a sniff first before making a purchase.
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