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rich and opulent oriental/floral
I'm going to go ahead an stand on sherapop's platform here on Galanos. the liquid in my sample is indeed dark, thick, and already different from mass market garbage in that aspect. once applied, its true nature becomes apparent, which is a rich, resinous, dark, and mysterious brew. not for the faint of heart, Galanos is meant for the woman who enjoys painting scarves of fragrance in the air as she flows by. it is hard for me to distinguish different notes here, but the mood is very dark and dramatic. almost to the point of a BPAL or other oil named such as "black opium" that I own. I am getting a vintage style soapy note now in the long, long drydown, or maybe a slight grassyness and breath of air finally cuts through the thick, incence Laden narcotic haze. this is a perfume from another era, a bottle would last a lifetime, and I will cherish my sample for dramatic moments. but this sample may be enough to last me as long as I need. if you want a big oriental, but don't want to go down the Opium, or Obsession road, Galanos could be the one for you. I think this could trancend gender as well.