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SmellGoodGuy 2 months ago 3

A Proper Concentration Upgrade
Finally got this! Now that my nose has matured since the last i reviewed the EDT version, i would say this is a mature, boozy, animalic, oriental, tobacco fragrance. A more intense version of the EDT, but true to it.

The EDT is sweeter in the dry down whereas this holds the line at the amber, never really going too far down the sweet path.

The EDT version divulges more facets of the note pyramid where the EDP version is just a dense, farraginous, moist, version of the EDT.

Sorry if i'm being lazy, but i do believe this has a slight note deviation from the EDT. Maybe due to having a higher concentration because, as mentioned above, it smells the same be it more denser and richer. Sometimes when upping a concentration it will create a totally different vibe than the original, so the nose/composer has to compensate by deviating from the original note pyramid and even structure to bring it more inline with it's predecessor. I'm just speculating on that was what actually happened here.

I believe, esp if you like this scent profile, the both are justified owning together. The EDT is for warmer days and daytime appropiate and the EDP is for cooler days and more evenings/going out appropiate.

All and all, I'm happy to have it in my collection.

SmellGoodGuy 2 months ago 2

Why Only The Good Ones Have To Die?
I am so fortunate to own this fragrance. Apparently this has been discontinued and can't be found NO WHERE. If you're curious, an approximation of this would be Tobacco Oud Intense (Tom Ford). It has the intenseness of it without the tobacco or oud, if you can wrap your head around that.

It also has a suede-y-ness about it.

If you like the idea of that and run across this, JUMP ON IT!

SmellGoodGuy 2 months ago 4
9.5
Scent
9
Longevity
6
Bottle

Hands down the BEST release I've smelled this year!


The best Dunhill has EVER released, imho. As complex and as good as the notes suggest. There is a very passable oud-y aspect from the top to bottom, as well as a very present lipstick-y iris.

If I had to approximate this, I would say this embodies all of the elements of what makes Dior Homme Parfum, Tom Ford's Ombre Leather and Gucci Guilty Absolute pour Homme great and successfully packages it all in one composition.

Clone? No. Inspired? Maybe. See, with this it not only hints at those greats but it goes on to improve them by adding the things people wanted to have seen in those frags respectively. Things like: oud, tobacco ginger, Sichuan pepper, etc... helping to make this it's own thing. Take the label off and this is credibly niche.
Only will the addictive frag head get the references this harkens to. Trust me.

Overall, this is an official sock blower. Please quote me when this blows up.

Well done, Dunhill.

SmellGoodGuy 3 months ago 1
10
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
6
Bottle

One To Rule Them ALL!
If i had to only choose one fragrance to keep in all my collection, it would be this.

It's not the most attention grabbing or the best smelling in the world, but it's the most cleanest, versatile, inoffensive, fragrance I've ever come across. You can wear this anywhere, anyplace, any occasion... AND it's unique.

Very good stuff!


SmellGoodGuy 3 months ago 3
10
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle

A Beautifully Chic Perfume Made for MAJOR Metropolitan Areas
Not everyone will get this. Most folks will scratch their heads and pinch their noses confoundingly, wondering who on earth smells like that. But wear this in SoHo, Manhattan, for instance and right away, people will get it.

I say that because the primary job of this fragrance is not to smell good. This is not Bleu de Chanel, YSL Y, Sauvage, or Creed's Aventus for that matter. Those are made to "smell great". THIS, on the other hand, is a statement maker. This announces how avant garde one is. This let's everyone know that you aren't the status quo keeper and are fully "outside the box".

The NYC connection or the MAJOR metropolitan connection is: those are the places where droves of folks live outside the box and are avant garde and look to one up everyone with the "latest and greatest". So if you're a competent dresser (wearing this, you HAVE to look the part) and you apply this people will instantly get it and may even ask you what is it you're wearing so they
themselves can own it.

In a small town all i can imagine is everyone talking about how bad that guy in the store smelled.

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