Helpful Review 2
Pleasant smoky opening, a compelling bouquet of velvety dark flowers which smell really intense and refined, on a really sophisticated, discreet yet thick base of labdanum, resins, vetiver. All smells warm, sensual, slightly medicinal, a little boozy too, with quite some connections to many classic floral chypres, mostly for the gloomy benzoin note with a colder salty-metallic shade. Basically a resinous smoky chypre with a contemporary texture (polished and “colder”). Intriguing and well made for sure, albeit a bit boring after a while, mostly because of its monolithic linearity. Nothing groundbreaking but a really pleasant homage to many feminine classic scents – with something creative and modern enough to avoid the “derivative ripoff” effect. Overpriced (you don’t say...).