Fortunately, at the beginning I only got to know the hearty fragrances of this brand. With a mixture of extraordinary and dignified design it has at least burnt itself into my subconscious. Since then, every souk offer has been inspected. Only later did I get to know more "moderate" fragrances of the brand. It was already too late, however, to revise my positive prejudices. At some point I knew all the fragrances that were relevant to me, with the exception of the new release Tyrannosaurus Rex. I was pretty sure he wouldn't disappoint me completely, but it was all different...
It may happen once among 50 selected samples that I immediately go onto the bottle without first obtaining a 4-ml filling. Tyrannosaurus Rex was such a case. In reality even more drastic! I only needed a single sprayer from a Mini-TZ and the purchase decision was made.
A little anecdote on the side that just occurred to me: I saw my current car in a brochure and bought the model without ever taking a test drive, let alone sitting in it. Actually, I'm not a spontaneous person at all, but there are situations that are beyond doubt. Love at first sight!
Now the bottle arrived and I couldn't remember the fragrance sooo exactly. It was only the second encounter at all and as a precaution I took only three sprayers. Two on the chest, one in the hair. Then I went to the office. 9:15 meeting.
The smoke is dominant. Somewhat woody, but more the sharper variant, brand of fireplace with a mottled finish. Fortunately it did not remain with this component, which I already appreciated. I can confirm IKENTY's "petrol" allusion, which unfortunately has not yet been taken up here. In addition, from time to time something dark and soft animal-like flashes out or lies as a long pile carpet underneath. The coniferous woods with the corresponding resins mentioned several times here work their way up only after hours (see next paragraph).
But what makes him dangerous about this is its durability. Of the three sprayers from the bottle mentioned above, I can still see now, although since then I have showered twice, washed my hair once and changed my clothes once. If you know me, you know that I put a lot of emphasis on performance, but this one is one of the top 5 I've tested so far. 36 hours after application, it was reactivated so strongly on the skin as well as in the hair that it puts so many fragrances in the shade that had just been applied. Bitchin'! And I am quite honestly surprised at how high the fragrance has already been rated here. It is very, very loud, harsh and from my subjective point of view not suitable for everyday use.
For me this is the fragrance of the year 2018. I am a collector, already have many smoke fragrances and generally keep everything I like. But if you don't need many similar fragrances, but THE ONE from this group, you should start with T-Rex and stop. I can't imagine what else there is to come. He really covers a lot of things. And even stronger would be bodily injury and medically questionable.
The flacon evaluation has always been an annoying exercise for me. I'm not such an outward fan. For me, it's the inner values that count. But here, contrary to my custom, I have to make an exception. Among perhaps 400 bottles that I already had, this is the most beautiful one for me. Simple form, thick, transparent glass (bottom approx. 15 mm!), metal cap with leather (great grip) and just the dignified, modern label. The same applies to the "box", which is noble but not oversized. For me: Perfect! I'd actually buy my own shelf for a series of zoologist flacons.