Poltergeist (2016)Eau de Parfum

Poltergeist (Eau de Parfum) by Heretic Parfums
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Poltergeist (Eau de Parfum) is a perfume by Heretic Parfums for women and men and was released in 2016. The scent is smoky-woody. It is still in production.

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Perfumer

Douglas Little

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAbsinthe wormwood, Pine, Juniper
Heart Notes Heart NotesChampaca flower
Base Notes Base NotesMyrrh, Birch tar, Labdanum, Cedar, Canary Islands juniper, Frankincense, Palo Santo, Galbanum, Patchouli

Ratings

Scent

7.3 (20 Ratings)

Longevity

7.8 (18 Ratings)

Sillage

7.3 (18 Ratings)

Bottle

6.7 (18 Ratings)
Submitted by WiB, last update on 05.07.2020.
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8
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
Yharnam79
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Very helpful Review    13  
"For us it is the beast!"
There now stands the poltergeist and the bottle whispers hypnotically:

"Let me in"...

Admittedly, Poltergeist is one of the few scents in my life that I would probably never have tested under any other name or even got on the screen.
In other words, it was only the name that really made me take the test.
Thank God!!

"It knows what scares you..."
The spook starts loud. It bites and scratches and spreads violently and rapidly.
The sourish-balsamic opening note (I suppose mainly the wormwood) makes the chairs shake in any case.
Quite fast juniper joins them, so that it gets a little bit cooler, almost fresher and even a little more spooky.
The already quite demanding prelude suggests that this was not all...

"...that this is not a classic case of haunting but a poltergeist..."
The bulbs are bursting, it's getting cold.
The ancient, solid wooden table in the middle of the room creaks and slides back and forth on the floor.
The table legs crack, the heavy table top is torn apart with a bang and crashes to the floor. Splinters fall, and the smell of the wood increasingly mixes with the (wormwood) spirit that has meanwhile set one of the other pieces of furniture in Brad. The poltergeist has also set the fireplace aflame and the tips of the fire are flickering on the furniture, pictures and houseplants. In the midst of the acrid fire smoke, another almost mystical-looking smoke rises from nowhere and manifests itself.
All kinds of objects fly around uncontrolled and break on the walls and window panes. Lightning flashes outside - and inside.

"This house has many centers..."
Through the broken windows, the furious storm sweeps wet forest air, leaves and branches into the house, which burn on the tongues of fire after a wild dance. Rain whips itself in and drowns a few tongues of flame, which however immediately ignite again.
Flickering lights, fog and smoke. Everywhere.
The walls of the wooden house sweat as they try to protect the surrounding trees from the raging flames... The house shakes. The earth underneath opens up.

"Don't go into the light Carol Anne!"

Poltergeist lives up to its name. Though with that name, it must. Thus he exudes an aura that is very, very unique and in a form I have never seen before. Spooky and full of power. But not destructive.
Smoky woody woody resinous green. Cold and hot at the same time.
And there is light at the end of the tunnel. It beckons and radiates (myrrh) salvation and peace.

Poltergeist is certainly not a scent that you would describe as a "beautiful scent" (even if I feel it that way). Nor can the scent be described as harmonious in the classical sense. Unharmonious in turn would be unfair. Experimental, peculiar and similar words are more appropriate.

To make the curve to the fragrance name again: I personally expect an "olfactory shock experience" (and I mean that in a positive way) when I spray a fragrance called Poltergeist.
Only that the shock finally leads me into rapture and fascination...
Nevertheless, Poltergeist is without question a challenging and undoubtedly a polarizing scent - for me a unique and absolutely wearable work of art.

In this sense:

"This house is clean!"
+++
Small spinning mill at the end:
When I have a lot of money one day, I will release a sequel scent called "Reverend Henry Kane"!
+++
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X57deadsoulx
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Top Review    13  
Spirited soul - igniting an aura
A wandering soul drenched in rage and suffering.. Driven by the pain of death... causing chaos and destruction Bound to another soul, constantly following step by step.
Raise tables, light the fireplace and destroy your furniture with invisible power.
Scratching, drumming, terrorizing... Screaming and with cold, tearing you out of sleep..
Each of us probably has our own image of a poltergeist. Be it through movies, books or myths So how does the scent of Heretic fit to such a supernatural being?

His opening shines with its sour and scratchy nature. Clutches and captivates you with its aura. Probably this opening note comes from wormwood and juniper... But this is only a guess, because I don't know from memory how wormwood smells.
There's something of poltergeist about it, because this note really gets to you.
Confuses and terrorizes you a little. The whole thing, however, always completely positive. It seems almost supernatural, because she comes along completely unknown to me. In addition there is a slight wood note, which increases in the course of time more and more.

Finally the poltergeist takes more and more measures... He lights the fireplace and scratches the wooden beams. He throws the greenery of the house into the flames of the fireplace. He strikes against the slightly damp walls and cries out.
He extinguishes his started fire and rekindles it again and again. He opens and closes the windows of the house so that the nearby forest begins to tremble. Like a fan, he thus spreads the scent of the forest around the house and mates it with his "terror". He creates his own scent
Mysterious, supernatural, nature-loving and wonderful!

So I find this poltergeist not frightening, but a really beautiful and special scent.
For me, neither smoked ham nor a similarity to the indicated fragrance twin "Bois d'Asc├Ęse" is recognizable. Yes, it certainly has a smoky note... But a very own one that simply fits to it and makes it unique.

The durability is extremely good, after more than 10 hours on my skin I can still smell it. The Sillage is very strong especially in the opening. But then it withdraws a little bit and spreads out in such a way that a person on the left can still perceive it.

Such a "poltergeist" is welcome to haunt me! I can't really understand the negative evaluations.

This fragrance deserves much more attention and better ratings.

Thanks to my two dear friends: PallasCC for this great recommendation & Caligari who made the test possible before I bought it.
You guys are awesome!!!
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7.5
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9
Longevity
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Naimie54
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Helpful Review    4  
Coked ham
The 'Poltergeist' starts really stinging burned. There's a lot coming your way. Smells like burnt rubber, charred wood and everything else.

After half an hour, a floral note comes into play, softening the violent beginning somewhat. As soon as I have recovered a little, the smell of smoked ham rolls over me. Delicious, but I don't want to smell like that.

Something green provides a bit of variety, but the smoked ham cannot really drive away. And then it's all back to square one.

After about five hours the 'poltergeist' slowly calms down and the scent retreats more and more.

Poltergeist' is well made for me as a fragrance and interesting, I cannot wear it. Useable perhaps in the spare time with not too warm, rather cool temperatures. The charisma is violent and the shelf life is good (or not good) nine hours.
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7
Longevity
7
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7
Bottle
Meggi
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Meggi
Top Review    30  
Proll Bojar
Once, only once I must take the name of the company as an introduction, albeit around a few corners.

In one of my favourite operas, Mussorgsky's "Khovanshchina", the proll-boyar Ivan Khovansky argues with the technocrat Prince Golitsyn and the Old Believer Dossifey just about the future of Russia (and of course his own), when outside a crowd of monks walks along and announces their theological victory over some heretic. Chowanskij briefly turns away from the conversation and shouts to them: "Heroes, children, be brave!"

Brave? Now, at (about) half time of the opera, the attentive listener or co-reader of the translation of the Bojar's previous statements may now assume that the monks are in fact passing by somewhere else; yes, it should even be doubted that he can intellectually do something with their concerns. With all his instinctive cunning - mental and verbal, the man seems totally confused. A certain resemblance to a recent ruling person is astounding.

Anyway, because finally we are in the topic: totally confused. An ethereal minty touch with a caramel addition. After-Eight-Toffee? Soon shall be eight watery obsessed. Melon fits. With the knowledge around the indication can be guessed enigmatic Bonbon-Neroli. All this together gives... a diffuse muff. Great.

Smoked ham quickly appears, after ten minutes it is dominant. The combination with the fruit and the caramel sweetness is already oblique. But not in the way that can distinguish experimental fragrances, but the thing simply seems to have been involved in an accident. Towards the end of the first hour, the smoke takes on a fishy appearance and after barely two hours everything has become quite bitter, as if meat (or fish) was charred on the grill and the toffee in the pot melts. In general, the entire batch situation is burned up
Underneath, a bland wood note has pushed its way up, which I would probably consider unsupported to be synthetic. In the afternoon, the light wood succeeds in awakening a thought of the Bengal tiger with the help of colah-like sweetness (myrrh?) and a hint of associated smokiness - assuming a lot of good will. But otherwise the wood reminds me of the MGO laboratories and they were certainly not of natural origin. Well, that doesn't have to mean anything.

Oops, what's that? The ham's not completely gone! It now smells like a kitchen board for ham cutting that has been carelessly rinsed in all that dishwater.

Conclusion: Besides.

I thank KingLui for the rehearsal.
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