I wore this scent years ago and rediscovered this perfume just in time for the beginning of autumn/wintertime.
Let me start by saying I mostly use unisex and masculine perfumes, because I have trouble to find a perfume that doesn´t smell overpoweringly sweet on my skin.
Finding a perfume that doesn´t give me a headache or develops horribly on my skin is also a chore.
My kind of scent is something like Acca Kappa´s Muschio Bianco or anything fresh and soapy, but in wintertime, I long to have a scent, that´s a little bit warmer and cosier,
Enter this gem.
The top notes are bergamot, lavender and sage, the heart notes are amber, iris and cocoa, the base notes are leather, patchouli and vetiver.
How you perceive a scent is very individual. Many reviewers rave about the cocoa smell, that I don´t really get.
For me this perfume smells very leathery and it smells almost like a mixture of leather and warm skin. There is a hint of powdery sweetness from the iris that is balanced with the vetiver and patchouli undertones, so you´ll never get the smell of an old ladies perfume which can happen with powdery scents.
It´s a very sexy, modern, sophisticated and elegant scent, but also warm and comfy, which makes it a perfect wintertime perfume for me. It´s like wearing a warm soft blanket and makes me feel confident and cosy at the same time.
It doesn´t smell overpoweringly masculine like some other scents I tested for wintertime (i.e. Tom Ford Noir). The smell is very "round", so I never feel any overpowering notes, but a very balanced composition.
Hard to explain, but it maintains the perfect balance between being a warm and leathery comforting scent and still not being too heavy, too sweet or too oriental. Maintaining warmth, but nor being too heavy is what a lot of oriental, woodsy, powdery scents fail to do.
So, I´d say, it´s neither a light perfume nor a heavy perfume, but something in the middle, which makes me wear this to work and be sure that nobody feels bothered by this perfume. For me, it´s a daytime scent for work in wintertime.
When I sniff on my clothes after a long day of work, it stilll smells nice and not "off" like some perfumes, which develop nasty undertones.
I wouldn´t want to wear this in spring or summer as the whole composition screams "cosy!" to me, but some might want to wear this all year round.
I feel very modern, edgy and grown up wearing this and it fits my style as I´m wearing minimalist clothes from Cos. This men´s perfume managed what no women´s perfume ever could: Makes me feel sexy and empowered. I truly love wearing this scent and might call it "sex in a bottle".
Highly recommend this as a wintertime scent.