When I bought the reduced fragrance from a retailer with a turquoise logo (it was defacto spot cheap compared to the usual prices) as a blindbuy my expectations were not very high.
Until today it was still packed in the cupboard, but thanks to the nice temperature drop it was finally tested. What can I say...? So to be honest, at first I was just thinking, "Fuck! Not mine at all, too sweet!".
Blood orange... well, light and very short. Coffee... oooh yes and constant! Ebony?? Not really perceptible to me, but pure sweetness! In the end, the fragrance in the base simply becomes an extremely sweet - one might say "more sugary" - cappuccino.
Durability is so far quite good (after 6h still well perceptible), Sillage as well.
I like the coffee note very much, the sweetness less. At room temperature "meeh", but at cool temperatures "jammi"! Definitely nothing for summer or spring! For me, such a little nip would only be wearable in the evenings on cold autumn days or in winter. For the work rather less suitable but more something for the spare time.
Altogether for me a mixed EdT. Less sweetness would have done him very good, I think the coffee note is really very beautiful, I would have liked to give him 8-8.5 for the fragrance, but this strong sweetness would not be.