The opening of Pohadka is peculiar and intriguing, although not exactly pleasant. Harsh, odd chemical notes with aldehydes melting with floral-citrus notes (synthetic and pungent, like in citral-scented floor cleaners), a somehow milky base, a feel of incense, something initially similar to earthy tobacco which will soon reveal itself as immortelle, balsamic notes, spices... shortly a bit of a clumsy soup at first, fairly cacophonous for a while. However, a quick transition soon fixes this up, “normalizing” it on a far more harmonic and pleasant earthy-smoky blend with a sweet vanillic aftertaste, fruity-floral-resinous-boozy notes of immortelle and labdanum and a woody-smoky base (the synthetic type, Iso E etc. – I guess it is what is indicated as leather). At this stage, it reminds me of new Masque’s Russian Tea, mostly because of the immortelle note and the presence of dry-smoked note versus fruity-green-earthy ones. As well, other fragrances come to mind: Fareb by Huitième Art (which is just simpler, and at the same time more deep and powerful than this) and, to a lesser extent, 1740 by Histoires de Parfums without the boozy-dark notes. Overall I don’t find Pohadka particularly interesting: it smells to me rather weak, plain, much linear and much “artificial”, fairly trendy too – basically just trying to put together what was cool at the moment. Clumsy opening and boring evolution. Completely out-of-mind price.