Describing Macaque is actually harder for me than I thought - even though it has grown into one of my favourite fragrances within a very short time.
Green essences, (coniferous) trees, grasses and moss. Mist and damp from the morning dew. A rather cool and barely perceptible resin note underlines the wooded character, as does a wonderfully perceptible cedar note.
In the beginning there is something bitter-fruity in the background (for me, thank God, it doesn't smell like apple). This disappears in my case within the first 5 minutes and then disappears quite quickly and completely.
Honey again, I would have liked to have smelt it out for my part. I blame that on my olfactory sensation now but for me there is no honey note perceptible.
All in all I would call Macaque a moist, cool and dark green scent. Also as rather fresh scent, whereby I mean here in no way aquatic or even sporty. Not even a rudimentary citrine either. Rather like a cool forest lake or the moss around it soaked with dew.
Macaque has an incredibly coherent and uniquely coordinated effect.
I must agree with the previous speaker - it is not as if you wear the scent on your skin but rather that it melts with the skin. Sounds cheesy, but it is.
Also it radiates a pleasant serenity, rather even deep harmony and it simply feels good. Because this harmony is relaxing and at the same time somehow refreshing.
I would push Macaque, purely from the smell, rather toward man, can well imagine me, however, that it comes also with the one or other (self-confident) wearer magnificently to the fore.
Macaque stands out pleasantly, both from his colleagues in the zoologist line and from the fragrance trends of recent years.
Macaque is a dark green, pungent fragrance. A calm and yet powerful, almost meditative and yet extremely present, invigorating fragrance. It radiates a pleasant coolness and an enveloping harmony.
...and great-wise he also transfers it to me when I wear it.