Shihan Sensei 2014

Shihan / Sensei by Piotr Czarnecki
Bottle Design Piotr Czarnecki
Where to buy
Search on
More
Where to buy
7.9 / 10     111 RatingsRatingsRatings
Shihan is a popular perfume by Piotr Czarnecki for women and men and was released in 2014. The scent is spicy-oriental. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.
Search on
More

Perfumer & Creative Guidance

Piotr Czarnecki (Marken-Inhaber)

Fragrance Notes

Cuban tobacco, Whisky, Arabica coffee, Spices, Myrrh, Frankincense, Labdanum, Ambrette seed absolute, Musk

Ratings

Scent

7.9 | 111 Ratings

Longevity

8.2 | 82 Ratings

Sillage

7.6 | 87 Ratings

Bottle

8.5 | 82 Ratings
Submitted by Gwiazdka72, last update on 22.12.2020.

Interesting Facts

This perfume was finalist of "The Art and Olfaction Awards For Excellence in Perfumery" which was organized in 2014 by the Institute for Art and Olfaction. In 2016 it was renamed to Shihan.
  • RateRate
  • CollectionCollection
  • ClassifyClassify
  • NotesNotes

Reviews

7
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
7
Pricing
Taurus1967

3 Reviews
Translated Show originalShow translation
Taurus1967
Taurus1967
Top Review    15  
The Gingerbread Whip
What I was curious about this fragrance and had correspondingly high expectations. Finally, the bottle with these three concentration levels under one lid suggests an almost eccentric exclusivity. An eye-catcher is Sensei certainly, but also a Hinriecher?

Where you can say or write about the fragrance what you want: you can not over-smell him or you can not accuse him that he is weak on the chest.

This is mainly because of the almost overambitious entry with this feisty gingerbread spice note, which seems to slay everything or one or the other could take flight - possibly even those who are inclined to the theme of Christmas and associated sweet biscuits.

The steadfast among them can perceive afterwards at least a slight development and something of the tobacco, which for me goes more in the direction of sweetish pipe than cigar, a splash of whiskey and some coffee grounds withbekommen. In between hold gossamer resinous notes and more spices.

One could think, here the perfumer quotes his personal experiences of the holidays in a cozy adult round after the Bescherung. A nice performance with certainly relaxed contemplative mood, however, even the gingerbread spice orgy at the beginning turned out a little too rustic for me. This is mainly because I associate these notes more with plain and quite firm brown gingerbread, less with flaky soft and juicy premium Elisenlebkuchen with wafer as well as at least 25% nut content.

All the gourmand rest unfortunately comes far too short and only towards the end recovers Sensei to a pleasing delicious fragrance experience, although the question now arises overall, which of the three versions, so Eau de Toilette, Eau de Parfum or Extrait de Parfum, was tested by me. I wish I knew, because there was nothing on the official sample from Piotr Czarnecki. From the coloring, I would definitely rule out the extrait and lean towards the EdP. Accordingly, it would now be interesting to find out how the other two versions do. But there must probably other experience comments.

Thus, I find Sensei or Shihan as the composition is now called, made quite appealing, but still a bit too unbalanced and brute. Less would have been there indeed more, while gingerbread aficionados come completely at their expense.
10 Replies
Carboytony

114 Reviews
Carboytony
Carboytony
   2  
Great blind buy, rich and sumptuous
This was a blind buy, and one of my best at that. This is one of my go-to winter scents.
I get what can be interpreted as a chocolate vibe from this. But it's really the beauty of the deliciously inebriating whiskey, mixing with the sweet leafy tobacco, spices and the jolting java note of coffee beans. Into the drydown Piotr adds another warming note: amber. This rich amber is mated with myrrh, labdanum and musk to provide a warm blanket of base notes.

Statements

TombbbTombbb 25 days ago
6
Scent
7
Pricing
Tons of dark chocolate, gingerbread and spices. Not so sweet as Mugler's scents, it is more dry and refined. A tiny bit of tobbacco too.
HermeshHermesh 5 years ago
7
Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
10
Bottle
7
Pricing
Spicy gingerbread with distinct clove note and a slight touch of whiskey. Over time, it becomes softer, warmer and cozier.

Perfume Classification by the Community


Photos by the Community

by Gwiazdka72
by Gwiazdka72
by Serafina
by Serafina
by Gwiazdka72
by Gwiazdka72
by Gwiazdka72
by Gwiazdka72
by Psotka
by Psotka
by Skubi73
by Skubi73
by Gwiazdka72
by Gwiazdka72
by Gwiazdka72
by Gwiazdka72
by Mustafa
by Mustafa
by Jaroslav
by Jaroslav
by Gwiazdka72
by Gwiazdka72
by Pascu
by Pascu
by Gwiazdka72
by Gwiazdka72
by Carboytony
by Carboytony

Popular Piotr Czarnecki

She ♥ Shihan / She ♥ Sensei by Piotr Czarnecki Venom of Angel by Piotr Czarnecki Bluebijou by Piotr Czarnecki Kiviskin by Piotr Czarnecki