9 months ago
This thing is extremely weird. Opens like a veterinary clinic: medicine and animals. Middle notes are a big jumble, there's a lot going on in here that I'm unable to identify but there is some sawdust, motor oil, even more animals, leather, maybe hay? Dries down to something sweet. Not a fragrance I'd want to wear again but kudos for originality, that was a hell of a ride.
Starts off extremely herbal at the top, a bit like Fernet-like in how medicinal it is. It then settles down into a very subtle powdery smoky wood. It wears a little too quiet for me, by the time I had this on for an hour I had to bring my arm right up to my nose to see what was happening. Still a very original fragrance.
I wanted to love this one, I really did. I'm a long time devotee of Timbuktu by the same house and the reviews I read of this fragrance made it sound like it would be the perfect match for me. I got no incense or even a hint of mystery out of this one, it was just pure soap with poor longevity and zero sillage. I'm envious of those who seem transported by this one, when I read your …Read more
I don’t get the clean summery fresh everyone else is speaking of. Actually, it’s a near ringer for Sticky Cake; that myrrh gourmand thing that reminded my husband of Mass. I really like it, but it’s so much like Sticky Cake and so unlike the listed notes that I keep thinking it’s a mislabeled vial.
Gunpowder and caramel meeting at night. Notes (cedar, orchid, gunpowder, milk, caramel) may sound unrelated but I think Amour Nocturne is a cohesive fragrance with great transition from one phase to another. The first couple of times I sampled it, I missed this as I was sniffing it mainly for the gunpowder kick and the rest escaped my attention. Getting used to that note, I started appreciating …Read more
Deliciously cozy and cuddly. The chai tea is brisk and spicy with just the right bit of vanilla lactonic sweetness to keep it comforting. Wears great on cashmere, just fyi. For anybody that thinks they don't like gourmands: this one might change your mind.
Scrumptious caramelized mandarin unfolds against surreally smooth tonka bean and cinnamon, conjuring up memories of Christmas pomanders and mulled wine. It's actually inspired by a heady summer night in Spain, but when it's right, it's right! I recommend layering it with Acure Organics Sublime Sweet Orange body lotion: HEAVEN.
This is one of those weird fragrances where you put it on, and you can’t fully describe in words how you smell. I get a strong essence of pepper and that note stays with me throughout the day, with a touch of sweetness from the honey. Although unusual, I’ve gotten compliments on this scent anytime I’ve worn it out.