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I get a lot of samples from very kind people in this community and sometimes some of them get sort of lost in the madness. I have had this sample for at least a year probably, and for whatever reason I’m just getting around to trying it this morning. Do you ever have a sample that’s been sitting around your house forever and when you finally try it you’re like holy smokes THAT has been here the whole time?? This is one of those occasions. Palindrome 1 is not just a good fragrance, it’s a FANTASTIC fragrance and I could actually see it becoming one of those talked about and hyped scents by guys on the order of Aventus. It doesn’t smell like Aventus, but it’s got that “thing” about it where I could see it being popular in that way. It’s a bit of a bro scent in that it smells fantastic, projects like a beast and is slightly on the safe side, like a hybrid of designer, niche and luxury.
Palindrome 1 is luxurious, citrusy, yet warm, it’s a winter citrus with a warm base. The notes are sicilian mandarin, italian lemon, cacao pod, incense, opoponax, tolu balsam, ambrette (musk mallow), labdanum, tonka bean and sandalwood. I find it linear, but in a good way, in a way that reflects the name which means the same forward and backwards such as words that are spelled the same when letters are reversed. It’s sturdy and doesn’t alter, crowd pleaser yet interesting, and certainly not boring. This is a fragrance that will have strangers telling you that you smell good. I find it rather masculine and could see it being worn for many occasions as it manages to be date night worthy yet professional.
For those who like something more offbeat or unusual in a fragrance, you may consider it a tad “safe” but it’s hard to deny it smells good. By anyone. It’s like that. It flat out smells fantastic. I find it rich and warm but with a perfect touch of citrus that makes it more well rounded and workable in any season. If you’re into compliments I strongly suggest giving this one a try.