Helpful Review 6
A very beautiful opening on this one for me. The opening is angelically ethereal with delicate green notes, lily of the valley, narcissus, and roses. Unfortunately it quickly descends into the all too mundane world of unappealing bodily functions such as sweat going rancid on skin; old leather in this case. A core of tuberose doesn’t help in my case either since it only serves to bolster the increasing sour acridity and rapidly dwindling freshness as this scent wears on. The central climbing rose and mimosa do not shine on me in this one. They appear briefly and flatten into the pit of an inglorious iris base which in this case translates to a very unclean mud splashed atop rancidly unwashed (expensive) leather in a damp and moldering wood barn. To describe the scent via scenario…….Your magnificent thoroughbred has just won the Kentucky Derby in record time today. It was a muddy track to run on as well. The day is warm and humid. The horse, saddle, and jockey are covered in an exhausted sheen of sweat with that glorious championship blanket of roses as they walk slowly back to the barn. Upper crust? Aristocratic? Equestrian? Why yes of course, but definitely NOT what I would ever wish to smell like.