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Dark Lord has a Rootbeer Float For Her
I get a very distinct wintergreen, sweet ylang and vanilla mixture, up front. The sillage is initial bombastic for the first hour (about one meter off my arm) no one seems to mind on my journey through the department store. I think this scent really sums up modern high end perfumery. The notes are not over the top unique, but the synergy of the composition is certainly intriguing. It a bubble gum vibe in a hole in the wall Vampire's club. A weekend Goth Cosplay scent that is masterfully layered over the signature Narciso Egyptian musk base. The middle is smooth and ambery and rounded out by a lovely light smattering of spring like orange blossom Not as cloying as Hypnotic poison or Aqua Di Parma Mandorlo, but of the whole NR collection I find this to be the most gourmand. I think this was designed to be a 3 season signature scent with the ability to cross over from day-to-night affairs flawlessly and without reapplication. It is a valiant effort and certain expands the NR portfolio with a sort of soulfulness, for lack of a better term. It also transforms after about 4 hours to a soft-sillage, fresh not-at-all-sweet, woody floral musk base that works well for Spring and Summer nights. If I could get past the initial candy-like connotation, I would add it to my collection because the bottle is a striking metallic plum monolith that reflects light and darkness at different angles...very handsome, indeed. The longevity is excellent- I had to shower after 6 hours...because it's just not my thing, but if you are "lovin' it" - it will spend the whole night with you and not leave you unsatisfied, for sure!