Scent Stories Vol.1/Ch.08 - Old School Bench 2014

Scent Stories Vol.1/Ch.08 - Old School Bench by MiN New York
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Scent Stories Vol.1/Ch.08 - Old School Bench is a popular perfume by MiN New York for women and men and was released in 2014. The scent is woody-smoky. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesLemonLemon
BergamotBergamot
Angelica rootAngelica root
Heart Notes Heart NotesGeraniumGeranium
RumRum
CocoaCocoa
Wood wax
Base Notes Base NotesCedarwoodCedarwood
VanillaVanilla
PatchouliPatchouli
VetiverVetiver

Ratings

Scent

7.536 Ratings

Longevity

7.827 Ratings

Sillage

6.727 Ratings

Bottle

8.027 Ratings
Submitted by ExUser, last update on 06.01.2021.
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ColinM

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Outdated post-modern boredom
... and again, as pretty much anything else I’ve tried so far from this brand, another uninspired variation on the same bunch of trendy aromachemicals. A metallic, plastic, heavily synthetic and terribly cheap blend smelling of, again, some of MiN’s apparent favourite clichés: “dry burning wood”, some vetiver, a nondescript cold gassy-ozonic whiff, made thicker and colder by a rather astringent boozy-aldehydic note. All rather dusty, transparent, somehow slightly rusty too. Cacao and patchouli are there too, and that’s the only interesting part for me, as they’re quite cleverly transfigured in a cold, dusty, mono-dimensional look – that’s interesting because they are deprived of their usual “roundness” and thickness, smelling like holograms of the real thing. A really cold sort of white & black representation of chocolate and patchouli. Another thing I admit I may appreciate is how the blend is built, as the result is extremely tight and densely mixed, and you need quite some time to “unravel” the nuances (an operation unworthy the effort, if you ask me). Dry woody-balsamic drydown with a hint of dusty sweetness, still with a massive plastic feel. Aside from the abovementioned couple of interesting features though, and I’m sure this is my problem, I can’t help finding this overall a barely decent albeit rather boring and uninteresting fragrance loaded with “contemporary niche” clichés plenty of other brands have already and quite more creatively exploited in the last 15 years (burning-woody stuff, booziness, cold airiness, “arty contrasts”...). I get there’s room for everyone, but $ 240 for 75 ml of this?

4,5-5/10

Statements

BielwenassBielwenass 1 year ago
5
Scent
Old wooden planks covered with a thick layer of lacquer.

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