Révolution (2017)

Révolution by Trudon
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Révolution is a perfume by Trudon for women and men and was released in 2017. The scent is smoky-resinous. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.

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Perfumer

Lyn Harris

Fragrance Notes

Elemi resin, Angelica, Cedar, Papyrus, Patchouli, Prickly cedar, Frankincense, Cistus, Opoponax

Ratings

Scent

7.5 (34 Ratings)

Longevity

8.0 (31 Ratings)

Sillage

7.2 (30 Ratings)

Bottle

7.7 (29 Ratings)
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 03.12.2019.
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Sensual, Radiant Smoke
The opening of Révolution is fairly smoky. Not the kind of harsh, acrid woody amber aromachemicals, but the leathery smokiness of cade oil, reminiscent of the savoury nutty aftertaste of finely smoked ham (without the salty meat part).

The resins soon emerge to further smoothen the initial smokiness. Their balsamic smell and velvety texture enhances the sensual, musky leather undertone, which makes Révolution more fleshly and round than other smoky fragrances, often either austere and aloof, or fiery and aggressive.

What's more unusual of Révolution, is that, with the seemingly heavy note pyramid, the perfume has a surprising, luminous quality, and occasionally exhibits a bitter green, almost grassy smell, which I suspect is the doing of elemi and angelica. This subtle herbaceous nuance almost reminds me of II, another Trudon fragrance created by Lyn Harris, as if there's an internal link between these sibling creations.

Like the other Trudon fragrances, Révolution shifts incrementally. The nutty smoke gradually fades, while the mild leathery undertone and the subtle vegetal nuance remain in the dry down. The resins also grow dim, and hand over the baton to the musky sensual cedar. The end result is a radiant green woody skin scent. The patchouli hums in the background with its deep, dark, spicy medicinal facet in the dry down, when I apply only one spray to my wrist. But with two sprays on the same spot, there's a moment of dark cacao stemming from patchouli in the opening.

Révolution has a moderate sillage, and lasts about 9 hours on my skin.

While niche perfumery does not lack smoky fragrances, Révolution can still stand out as a refined, even sensual smoky perfume, in my humble opinion. I especially appreciate its finely tuned mellow nutty quality, which helps to avoid being acrid and forceful. Its surprising "human" feeling and radiance also makes it more approachable than most smoky fragrances without being boring. I'd definitely recommend it to those who are interested in exploring smoky perfumes.
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