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Silverfire 2 years ago 1
3
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5
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4
Sillage

Gasoline, Kool-Aid, and Play-Doh
Goes on as gasoline Kool-aid. Yeah, you read that correctly. Gasoline Kool-aid.

Then it moves into scotchguard territory with some cheap stryax, eventually morphing into little girl's overly-sweet flower with some aldehydes plus scotchguard. That's where the first fifteen minutes takes you -- confused, speechless, but not impressed. Unfortunately, it's not done. The fragrance eventually lands on a fresh Play-Doh smell, gradually dying away. I lost track of it after four hours.

I have to say -- this is strange, but not in a weird, gothic, compelling way, which is exactly what all the imagery and the language on the Strange South's website promise. It is creative, but completely off-putting. A bit more subtlety and effort spent creating a wearable scent instead of just an olfactory experience would have been very much appreciated.

As it stands, Some Mother's Boy ends up as just another disappointment from the Strange South.

Silverfire 2 years ago 1
6
Scent
9
Longevity
5
Sillage

You Cat to Be Kitten Me, Meow
Winter Kitty goes on with mint, frankincense, and dust, yielding the kind of smell that you'll find in a head shop, or at the back of a book store when someone is burning an incense too heavy for the enclosed space. In the initial stage the quality mint proves interesting (no toothpaste stuff). It is a little choking, at least in warmer temperatures. After four hours, it has become a 1" or so radiating scent, not quite a skin scent; it still feels "close" and warm. It lasts for easily 12 hours plus. Overall, this wasn't bad, but it wasn't great, either. On the right person, this could be a signature scent, but alas, not on me.

Silverfire 2 years ago 1
5
Scent
5
Longevity
6
Sillage

No, Not Really
Cristalle Eau Verte hits a merry-go-round of notes at first: fresh grass, orange just shy of fake-orange territory, rotten vegetable, and at last lands on a spicy-vegetable aroma with a fresh orange overtone. This is nice, but not impressive. Projection is 6" or so. Then out come the white florals (which seem to be mostly lily to me), but they dominate the other notes. It's too femme for me.

I do like lilies when mixed with something else, like incense in Passage D' Enfer. I wouldn't mind if I smelled this on my wife and I imagine it would work well for women who want to radiate that kind of fresh, clean, pure, almost innocent kind of vibe.

However, even that fades as the white blooms eventually turn indolic, and bring out the disquieting smell of earth and soil. This is an authentic but unpleasant scent. By hour six, it's evaporated completely.

The opening was far more interesting than the heart notes. I don't mind either, but the fresh/clean/lily smell is pretty common, and the beginning was something new. Altogether, it's something I've smelled before and have never really enjoyed.

Did I enjoy this scent? No, not really. It's just not for me.

Silverfire 2 years ago 1
7.5
Scent
8
Longevity
5
Sillage

Just a Little Too Safe
The opening of refined flowers and dusty books brings a smile to my face, but unfortunately, it is fleeting. Within 10-15 minutes, this gives way to the baby oil note. This dances back and forth with the refined flower note, which I guess isn't a terrible thing. After a few hours, it's down to 6" and it feels like it has settled into a pleasant combination of dusty books, flowers, and the baby oil (which is present only as kind of like the casing on a pill). In the drydown, I get a clean, soap-like smell, for 13 hours in declining projection.

Overall, I like this scent. It's classy. It's masculine. I'm not sure if it's purchase-worthy though; it misses the boat by a hair, with the baby-oil thing and the ordinary (but above-average in quality) notes. I'm looking for something more elegant, more forceful, and a little more unusual.

To boil it all down, between this and Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui, it's ODLR all the way.

Silverfire 2 years ago
3.5
Scent
8
Longevity
5
Sillage

The Scent of a One-man Band
The first 30 minutes of A City on Fire is just a stryax solo, but then the smoke shows up, tickling the back of your throat. After 90 minutes, it enters cognac territory, Afterwards, it enters the slow fade, eventually ending up as an wisp of an amber skin scent. However, during the whole development stryax never goes away -- it remains present. That's a problem when this stryax is the cheap, aggro version that produces a discomfort approaching physical pain.

As for the other aspects of the scent -- no problems there. It lasts more than 13 hours. Projection is detectable, reaching the 6" range at its peak. I get the mental imagery Imaginary Authors is trying to summon here, but I feel like I've been through a fire, and that has taught me to hightail it out of this city.

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