Neil Morris • October • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||100%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
October… What a lovely construction…. More than October I would have named this “December at the chalet”.
It is a warm, spicy fragrance but not sharp at all. Don’t think oriental when I mention spices, as it is not…not your typical one, I mean. This is more a skin scent than an oriental/diva one.
Indeed the initial blast of cinnamon, mixed to orange peel oil, apples cooking, and clove and cardamom; at the very beginning, for just a second, there is some green note (or citrus?) but it is almost unnoticeable.
Almost no flowers are present in this composition (NM mentions carnation but I was not able to isolate it from the others). The base is a blend of woodsy & resinous notes (cedar, pine, frankincense)
This fragrance would be ideal for the winter months as it evokes the coziness of a room heated by a fire, while drinking some mulled wine and eating cinnamon biscuits (or an Apfelstrudel).
Please don't be scared (as I read some might be) by this "pot-pourri" resemblance... what can be similar to a room scent (i.e. pot-pourri) after an hour morphs into a soft, subdued smokey/resinous scent... very sensual and subdued.
It is really charming and comforting, but be sure to love this type of fragrance (it’s very much similar to Ambre Narguilé), it is nothing for the summer or for cologne-only lovers.
Excellent staying power!
On my side I adore it. Another winner in the Neil Morris line!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This is a Neil Morris vault frgrance. The notes include: apple, leaves, bitter ornange, pumpkin, carnation, pine, frankincense, cinnamon, caramel, patchouli, and myrrh. As I write this, it is October in New England. The trees are aflame in a riot of colors, farm stands have tumbling piles of pumpkins, gourds, squash and Indian corn. White paper sacks of freshly picked apples line the shelves and cider is in the making. Lawns swirl with fallen leaves. The air is perfumed with wood smoke, the winey scent of overripe concord grapes, and the warm, mushroomy scent of autumnal earth. This has all that plus the mincemeat pie smell of Thanksgiving. Think Arabie, for a comparison.
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
This doesn't have the fruit or baked goods notes of some other perfumes. I do get woods, leaves and smoke. Perhaps a touch of cognac? A teensy bit of chocolate? Comforting, yet contemplative.It is in the genre,yet differently done, as Frapin 1270 or Ambre Naquille. If you like those, this is as good and worthy of buying a bottle. I'd call AN October-when the apples come in, this one should be November, and Frapin would be December.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This fragrance will make you homesick for autumn. My first impression was pumpkin pie! But then I got a bunch of fragrances-- all of them like things baking in the oven-- spiced carrot cake, etc. Very harvest/autumnal foodie fragrances. As it dried down somewhat, I was still getting all that, plus there was a salty note-- not really oceanic-- but salty, and autumn leaves raked into a pile and then burned, some wood. It's a fragrance that makes you feel as though it were cold outside and you were comfy warm in your imaginary (I say imaginary, because I don't actually bake these things) kitchen. It's a terrific fragrance, a sophisticated gourmand fragrance, plus!
I do sort of get the potpourri notes mentioned in the previous review-- sort of a wandering around the candle shop fragrance-- but am not disturbed by it. And candle shop visiting is something I do in the autumn-- simply because they have such terrific Halloween decorations-- and so it all says autumn to me. A big winner.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Other
Tried out a sample of this. This is supposed to smell like New England in the Fall. I spent two weeks in the Fall of '04,October actually, traveling all over the New England area staying in B&B's and visiting antique shops and historical sites etc.. Also spent alot of time walking through the White Mountains and forests as the leaves were changing color. An absolutely amazing trip in so many ways. Do I think that Neil captured New England in a bottle? Yes I do. The baked apples, spices and decaying leaves. Maybe burnt leaves? Neil mentioned potpourri when I talked to him on the phone and I definitely got that in his October fragrance. On the trip my husband and I stayed at a bunch of different B&B's and the potpourri /apple pie notes in the fragrance reminded me right away of those mornings waking up to the smell of fruit filled baked goods. Yum. Don't think this is for everyone because after awhile I started to think that this fragrance smells like a bunch of scents floating around in a Yankee Candle shop due to that potpourri note. . I don't mind this cause it's a smell I like and over all I love the idea and think the fragrance captures the idea the perfumer was going for. I will definitely be buying a bottle of this so that I can wear it this Fall ,while I'm stuck here on the West Coast, and be reminded of a very wonderful event in my life.