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SmellGoodGuy 4 months ago
10
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
9
Bottle

If you were ever in search of a fragrance that mimics the exact smell of clean linen, here it is!
The best, most versatile, iris I've smelled to date, bar none. If you want to smell like fresh, clean, linen & have everyone inhale you as you go by, spray some of this on and noticably see people inhale deeper in your presence.

It's of my opinion that, to a point, luxury designer fragrances are now on par with niche fragrances and sometimes better. True, they're not as quirky or daring as their niche counterparts, but designer companies have more funds to invest into R&D who in turn create focus groups to insure their products will be well received by their target demographic. At least in most cases. Definitely in this case.

Phenomenal juice this is!

SmellGoodGuy 9 months ago
8.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
5
Bottle

Only for Lovers of Avant Garde/Niche in the True Sense of the Word, Fragrances..
If you're into dumb reach frags, you'll hate this. If you think fragrances like: Hamdani, Guilty Absolute pour Homme, Tyrannosaurus Rex, L'Air du Désert Marocain, The Night, etc... are unwearable or are only to be appreciated and not worn; stay away from this. You will think the same.

However, if you ARE into those fragrances, then you'll absolutely fall head over heels for this composition.

It probably sounds crazy but, to me, this smells of a medicinal, black soap from a high end source. One i would definitely buy if there were one.

True to it's name, it smells of smoke, but it also has a subtle sweetness to it, attributed to the "dark berries" accord, no doubt. The cardamon helps to marry both the cade oil and the sweetness, creating one well blended composition. I'm not too familiar with the note of labdanum, but i do understand it can have a powdery sweetness to it and probably accentuates the smoky aspect of the composition, helping to make the fragrance a wearable "city on fire" and not a sad, municipal, accident.

Overall, if you like literal niche fragrances and want to project the avant garde type you are, you'll like this.

SmellGoodGuy 1 year ago
9
Scent
9
Longevity
6
Sillage
6
Bottle

A Perfect Example of How Price in Perfumery is Often a Money Grab!
Just purchased this the other day and I'll admit that it may be too soon to write a true review, but this stuff is so good.

It's rich, warm and (addictive???) inviting. It's unmistakably niche at it's best.

From the opening, i get whiff of phantom notes (or omitted notes) such as cinnamon, labdanum, tonka and a honey accord that lends to it's richness. All enveloped by a soft, dry, persistent, vanilla with a muted, powdery, rose. There is a tobacco, but it's so well blended, it rides the winds of the spices and vanilla making it all seem like one note. Only knowing it's present by reading the notes and smelling for it.

I've read reviews where it's said that VF is too sweet for a man or feminine leaning and I've read reviews stating this is more of a masculine fragrance. On my skin, this is totally masculine leaning. Albeit, on a female, it may yield a different opinion based on chemistry.

When i smelled this, it was after having smelled luxury niche fragrances---some fragrances costing 3-5 times more---and of them all, this compelled me the most.

Again, my review is a precocious one and will be subject to updates, but as it stands right now, this is a definite blind buy worthy frag that'll complement anyone's collection... and for cheap!



SmellGoodGuy 1 year ago 1
8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
9
Bottle

Clearly inspired by Shalimar (Extrait)
Think of Shalimar (Extrait) with booze and a harsher citrus note, minus the Jasmine, and enter the cacao. Clearly not as rich and well blended, but definitely inspired. Manlier.

I didn't catch it until I recently acquired the Extrait version of Shalimar. I kept on thinking it vaguely reminded me of something and then, boom: this.

There's no way Alberto Morillas didn't draw the comparison, even if it were inadvertent.

SmellGoodGuy 1 year ago 1
9
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle

A Pure Sandalwood for ALL Seasons
As with most of their fragrances, you’d be hard pressed to find a similar offering, as they pride themselves for sourcing the most purest materials for their creations.

Notes are exactly what's stated on the scent pyramid, although the sandalwood is the most distinct from opening to base and is rather linear. Personally, I'm ok with linear fragrances as long as their opening is good. It underscores the Noses intent, imo.

Not a synthetic note to be found, too..
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