Monthly Archives: April 2012

Gris Clair… – Serge Lutens

Gris Clair… is really lovely. It opens with an almost melancholy, slightly powdery lavender with the harsher more medicinal aspects of it muted. Familiar and comforting, the note is supported by a vanillic sweetness from tonka which remains dense and slightly warm.

The full lavender is joined by an iris, slightly carrot-y and slightly bready, translucent and powdery. The florals together feel full and comfortable, quieting down ever so slightly as the base gradually rises.

What follows over the next half an hour of Gris Clair… is the lavender gently fading into the background whilst a warm, smoky wood, completely smoothed out by the tonka, comes to the foreground and remains there. After this period, the lavender doesn’t return, and that’s why I don’t really consider this a lavender soliflore.
The now present base and heart remain linear for the remainder of Gris Clair…. It is a super smooth mixture of creamy vanillic tonka bean, warm woods and a smoky trail of incense. Some amber keeps it warm and melts the fragrance into your skin. The warm heart is a contrast to the freshness of the lavender and is a lovely unexpected suprise.

Bizarrely, the fragrance that I relate Gris Clair… to is probably Musc Ravageur. They both have this texture that I describe as “oily”, but not in a bad way. To be honest, initially I didn’t like the drydown of Gris Clair… and felt that it had a kind of “oily/fatty smell”, which to an extent I still agree with, but I felt that about Musc Ravageur, my tastes have obviously changed slightly and I now really enjoy this. Musc Ravageur shares a similar, sweet, warm and somehow muted heart, remaining linear, with a fresh lavender up top. I do prefer Gris Clair… over and above MR, as instead of cloves, vanilla and other mild spices – in the Lutens’ there is the wonderful smoke of incense and a stronger wood base. The powdery iris still remains faint throughout the fragrance and brightens the top, keeping the fragrance dense and complete.

A fantastic unisex fragrance with a great development and wonderful outcome.

Serge Lutens Gris Clair… 50ml EDP – £69 liberty.co.uk

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Frapin – L’Humaniste, Passion Boisee

I received a couple of samples with a recent swap on Basenotes (I received my Gris Clair… today :D). There were two Frapin ones which I’ll try my best to review. I have no knowledge of Frapin at all, or these scents, so hopefully this house will be a nice new discovery.


L’Humaniste opens very “cologne-y”. There’s some bright, tart citrus fruit of lemon and orange and an overlay of aquatic notes. There is something really nice underneath all of it though which I can’t quite pick up on yet but hopefully that will come forward later.

The citrus is starting to burn off slowly, leaving that slightly soapy stain that citrus often does. I just did a quick Google search to figure out what the herbal concoction was that’s going on… Gin! That’s it, a lovely kind of gin and tonic note that almost smells like the fizzy drink itself. There’s a slightly cinnamon-nutmeg spice grounding everything, and a slight floral which I can’t really identify.

As the citrus leaves more and the gin and herbal notes come up front, a green, slightly de-sweetnened cardamom shows up and stays visible. I’ve only really smelt cardamom in a more warm, oriental composition: here it is fresh, fragrant and subtle. There’s a little crack of pepper as well which keeps adding a little kick to the top.

What remains after a little while is a flat gin-like herbal note, some fragrant greenery (cardamom), a dash of bitter oakmoss and a creamy base.
It’s all round a pleasant and safe masculine, but nothing I’m excited by.


Wow, this is more like it. Passion Boisee opens with a real boozy rum accord and some bright citrus – more orange than lemon. It feels thick and syrupy rather than light and refreshing like L’Humaniste. I can instantly smell some patchouli in the base, and up in the middle, a spicy nutmeg accord.

Unfortunately only a minute or so on and the lovely opening has become quite a plain scent. I smell patchouli (the tart orange has burnt off), there’s still a slightly boozy rum note, I actually smell rose as well but it must be a phantom note because there’s no rose listed. There’s some oakmoss there, pairing with the patchouli for a bitter green undertone. Some wood and leather also support it, and whilst the whole fragrance sounds dark and looming, it actually sits quite light: light but not transparent.

A peppery spice stands strong up front, and the green base notes, rich wood and leather dominate the remaining space of Passion Boisee. It starts with hope, and becomes quite plain from then on. So much so that there’s not much else to say about this.

I’m glad I got the opportunity to try these, but I won’t be hunting out the rest of their range to sample…

L’Humaniste Frapin 100ml – $155 luckyscent.com
Passion Boisee Frapin 100ml – $155 luckyscent.com

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Smell Bent – Dry, Woody, Chastity Begins @ Home

I received these three free 4ml spray samples with my order from Smell Bent, and thought I may as well review them, especially as I’m surprised by two of them…

Dry and Woody are from the Vocabulary line. Since these were released, I (among with many perfumistas I believe) dismissed them. I don’t like the names, the concept, the story. Everything about them to me screams extremely dull, especially coming from such a playful line. So I was a little surprised to receive them in my sample pack, but then again, if they are not selling well for example, then it is understandable to try and get them out there to potential customers – but this is just my opinion, they may be great sellers who knows.

Chastity Begins @ Home was something that I loved the look of, but the notes list just didn’t intrigue me at all, and I had read nothing about it, so I was quite interested to try this one. Anyway, I’ll crack on with them now :)

Dry opens quite bizarre. It appears translucent, with some unusual herbal notes in there that made me think of fennel and cloves, but I don’t think it’s either. Over the next minute, this becomes thicker and more opaque and as described: bone dry. The leading note heads up from underneath the herbal notes: frankincense. A smoke trail of resinous frankincense begins to take the lead and hovers over the crumble of almost anisic greenery.

There’s some sheer woods, and a super resinous amber underneath it all and remains, warm spicy and yes, dry, from here on.
The dominating frankincense is the “churchy” kind, and I cannot help but compare this to Comme des Garcons’ Avignon. They have a very similar vibe going on – church incense, devoid of sweetness, crisp and clear. The difference however is that Avignon is actually smoother with the chamomile and vanilla, this is more resinous and reminds me of the cold stones of a church in a hot, sandy country. Very visual I know! But that’s the best comparison I can make. The great thing about this is the cool atmosphere that comes off it, with this notes list you’d think it would be a hot fragrance but it’s not, to me, it is cool, but with this underlying heat. It’s very unusual, very wearable, and not to be overlooked.

Woody apparently has a root beer note. I’ve actually never smelt root beer but my partner said that Tubereuse Criminelle opens like root beer, I now understand the comparison….
Woody opens thick and caramel sweet, and then instantly an extremely medicated “root beer” accord comes in, and it is absolutely fantastic! I really expected this just to be a plain, wet woody fragrance with some vetiver and earthy notes, but I was so wrong.

As I said, there is a great, sugary sweetness to this with a slight burnt quality. On top of this, an acrid, medicated smell that apparently is that of root beer. The bitterness of it is completely sweetened up, warmed, with a lovely balsamic edge to it.
Of course this has got a “woody” aspect to it, but to me, it’s not a leading note at all. There’s amber, balsams, root beer and the sugary sweetness – which is probably the amber actually.

Whilst the medicated notes do quieten down, they are still present throughout. The fragrance although linear seems to change leading notes quite regularly and I keep picking up little new bits from it each time I spray it. I’m not sure but, I may end up with a full bottle of this!

All in all, don’t be distracted by the labels and bland names, if the rest of the line are anything like these two they are DEFINITELY worth trying! Great perfumery :)

I expected something really raunchy from this, some animalics, a filthy leather, maybe some musk and spicy florals? The notes list doesn’t quite fit that so I guess I should have known better. It is quite interesting though…

Chastity Begins @ Home reminds me initially of Smell Bent’s discontinued Exquisite Corpse. There’s that bizarre unappetizing bergamot note but thankfully instead of the pepper and tuberose, there’s an indolic jasmine and green herbal notes and old fashioned rose. It has that overripe quality of Charogne but not as extreme (and as yummy!) with a translucent smoke of birch tar ready to come out a little stronger later…

So there’s a jasmine (not the kind I like), a soapy rose, some green herbal notes and bergamot. It sounds like quite a plain opening but as I said, there is something quite “off” about it. It smells very old fashioned and actually quite classical, but this more traditional quality comes through a little later down the line.

Back to the traditional quality, as the initial top notes burn off and we go into the heart of the fragrance, the oakmoss begins to show up. At this point, Chastity Begins @ Home reminds me slightly of Mitsouko… Mitsouko without the peach, and made by Chanel (slightly more traditional and soapy). I hope that makes sense? It doesn’t have the complexity, but the notes are similar – bergamot, jasmine, rose, oakmoss, vetiver, a little bit of spice/herb. The leather in CB@H is synthetic and plasticky, and I guess makes it more modern? It’s a faint whaft a birch tar that’s add a rough smokiness but not naughty or loud enough to tackle the bergamot/pepper and florals. The whole feel, is quite old-fashioned still.

I actually am reminded of a scented body cream with this. It smells like a very slightly medicated body lotion and once I got that association in my head I couldn’t let it go. The florals fade slightly, the bergamot disappears, and the oakmoss, leather and woods remain, but with a strange overtone of body cream. Chastity Begins @ Home is certainly interesting, and so different from what I expected. I wouldn’t consider it dirty, or naughty, but instead quite a classic floral chypre, but done with a modern/synthetic edge. I’m glad I got the chance to try it :)

Dry & Wood both 50ml EDT Smell Bent – $45 smellbent.com
Chastity Begins @ Home 50ml EDT Smell Bent – $45 smellbent.com

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Commando – Smell Bent

I never really had the urge to even sample Commando, well I did, but I was constantly distracted by the rest of the creative line of Smell Bent. I felt that Commando would be “plain”. I obviously read many reviews, I felt that the “fecal” references were most likely over dramatic after comparisons with Muscs Koublai Khan and such, and I heard many just saying “smells like clean skin – white musk” and that put me off.

I’m not all that keen on “skin scents”, which is what perfumer Brent Leneosio describes Commando as. I imagined Commando would be almost scentless, with the slightest clean musk overtone and a sweet base. I’m not sure why I expected no dirtiness in this fragrance, especially as Brent is known for making some filthy musks (most famously my previously reviewed Untitled No.8 which is the skankiest musk I have smelt…).

Anyway, I chose to blind buy this. I thought as I was putting in my order for Saddle Warmer and Desperado, I may as well get something else. I was torn between some of this fizzy, fruity, summer fragrances and some of the other classic characters I really wanted to try. For some reason, I settled on Commando. I figured it would fill the musk gap in my collection as I don’t currently own a musk fragrance. I also thought that it would indeed be a great choice for when I don’t feel like wearing something heavy and overpowering – like most of my collection.

Commando opens with an intensely sweet musk, that out of no where, turns heavy, and recognizably fecal. It is impossible not to make comparisons to Muscs Koublai Khan, it has the exact same fecal notes, only much stronger and not disguised by the rose notes. This is overlayed with some much cleaner white musk, but the whole feel is undeniably dirty… I am absolutely in love with it.

On card, this fragrance remains much more on the clean side, on my skin, the filthiness pushes right into the foreground. It is so, so much more than I hoped for. MKK was high on my “must have” list, but this… well, with this I don’t feel like I currently need it. Without the rose (which was never a big deal in the Lutens’ musk for me), I am left with just as described “a motley crew of animal musks” and it is heavenly, sweet, filthy and clean. There is no skin smell about this to me, other than the fact it melts into it perfectly.

Commando lasts for ages, it survived a shower, and projects strong. Underneath all the musk is a tonka bean base which really smooths everything out and seems to provide a real warmth to the musk.

It takes a good couple hours for the dirty musk to calm right down, and the clean musk comes more to the top. It never completely wins the fragrance over, but it makes Commando much more wearable to anyone uncomfortable with dirty musks. The linear fragrance never gets tiresome and providing you like the opening, your nose will struggle to leave your wrist for the rest of the day.
I can’t tell you how happy I am I made the decision to go for Commando. It is something that was missing in my wardrobe, and to me, an absolutely perfect musk fragrance.

Long lasting, undeniably skanky, sweet and creamy, and absolutely sits proud in my top 10 fragrances. Outstanding :D

Commando Smell Bent 50ml EDT – $45 smellbent.com

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Desperado – Smell Bent

Smell Bent blind buy no.2…

I chose Desperado (which is part of the discontinued Wild West Trio including the previously reviewed Saddle Warmer), as I heard it was a great bitter leather, and I read the notes of saffron and cedar and that was all I needed really. I expected something quite smoky, maybe full of some un-listed birch tar, and a subtle warm spice.

Desperado opens up close with a strong, almost mushroom type note. From a slight distance, a very strange smell hovers around. I find it very hard to break this down and it really reminds me of something from my childhood.

There’s some hot, raw cedar wood almost like pencil shavings, but with a strange mentholated note that contrasts, keeping it cool.
After just a matter of minutes, the saffron comes forward which I absolutely love. It is heavenly fragrant, dusty, and beautiful combined with the dark woods and the other strange notes. I haven’t smelt saffron that much in perfume but have loved it whenever I have. To compare it with a recent saffron note I smelt, compared to Aoud Lime by Montale, this saffron is much darker and almost bitter. I find it has an almost animal like quality and a slightly furry texture – wonderful.

Whilst being full of deep, dark notes, the fragrance is actually light and dusty. It has the same feel as Dark Aoud by Montale in that it almost has (and smells like) an atmosphere, more than a personal fragrance, and I love that.

As a leather, I would compare it to the smell of extremely old leather-bound books. It has an almost papery quality to it also.
I’m sure this review sounds terrible and un-descriptive so I am sorry for that. There are some notes in this which I am completely unfamiliar with, and am having to resort to being visual.
It is very dry, almost like the cracked earth smell I got in Turtle Vetiver Front by Les Nez, and it has this smoky, metallic twang to it which is fantastic. I also think the metallic notes come from a “petrol” type accord, although it’s much more oily and sour than petrol, more like I imagine jet fuel. Once I’ve picked up this jet fuel note, it remains pretty prominant, and I only picked it up on my fourth or fifth wearing.
I am almost reminded of gunpowder with this scent, it is all blended into this one seamless, dry, spicy, smoky, bitter, papery leather, which I am sure I will soon only be able to describe as “Desperado”… similar to how many cannot break down the classic Guerlain’s.

If I was to compare Desperado to any other fragrance, the only thing I can think of is Yatagan. Now, I don’t have that much experience with Yatagan and have only sniffed it briefly, but there is that similar green vegetal note in them both (more celery in the Caron, and maybe a celery/fennel in this), as well as a kind of food condiment quality (some people have said Yatagan smells like ketchup). This comparison is only a faint memory so please don’t hold onto that.

On first sniff, I wasn’t too sure on this one. But I have, by writing this review, grown to understand it more, and I honestly think I will in time grow to absolutely love this, it is really wonderful.

Desperado Smell Bent 50ml EDT – discontinued smellbent.com

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Saddle Warmer – Smell Bent

This is going to be the first post of a few regarding Smell Bent.

I absolutely love Smell Bent. I think the website is great, I think their approach to fragrance is fun and fresh, and their scents are brilliant. Oh, and the prices are unbeatable.
I really don’t think this house gets enough recognition, probably because most take themselves too seriously in this industry, it’s great to see a perfumer proud and confident in his low prices, cartoon imaging and playful approach.

If you read my previous Smell Bent posts, you’ll know that a while back I ordered the gift pack – 5 x 4ml samples of my choice and a full bottle at the end once I’ve made a decision. I had great fun sniffing the samples, and stupidly decided to blind buy a bottle instead of choosing one of my samples.
I say stupidly just because at the time, the fragrance wasn’t what I was expecting – I did however grow to wear it often and thoroughly enjoyed it, it just wasn’t initially what I expected. This surprise is now what I’ve discovered to be a common thing with Smell Bent, every fragrance has surprised me thoroughly. These next few posts will explain this in more detail.

I discovered this fragrance (Saddle Warmer) online, it is discontinued, and read nothing but bad reviews on it. I had to have it! It sounded extremely confusing, and completely different to anything I have already. So I emailed Brent Leonesio at Smell Bent, and blind bought Saddle Warmer (along with Desperado and Commando which will pop up here over the next few days).

Saddle Warmer opens pretty putrid! There’s this rank, over-ripe fruit note of peach, and a really filthy boozy note up top that Smell Bent call a “moonshine” accord – I’m not familiar with Moonshine but apparently it is a whisky! There’s a bitter, wet green-ness to it that smells like a very strong kitchen herb.

So it doesn’t sound particularly pleasant? It isn’t. But it is fascinating! I haven’t smelt even one of these notes in perfumery before and having them all combined is overwhelming.
There is a real fecal smell to this, but it is not a musky scent, it is instead more of a fecal leather. I’m not even sure if there’s any leather in this, but there is definitely a strong leathery presence or feel, whether it’s a combination of the notes I don’t know! Back to the fecal comparison, it is more like the floor of a stable, but not like the sweet hay of L’Artisan’s Dzing!, it is hard to describe, maybe I am buying into the “Smells like a horses butt” comments on Fragrantica…

There’s also something mentholated in here, it provides a real coolness to the fragrance and it’s very medicinal.
Just as a side note, I have this sprayed on my hand, but I’m reviewed based on a spray on card, the note breakdown is much easier and slower as the development is actually quite speedy on skin.

On skin, after the shock of the top (which is probably one of the most challenging openings I have ever smelt), the peach comes forward more than any other note and it slightly loses it’s over-ripe mould. Instead it remains green, fresh, and gloriously synthetic. It is still a bizarre accord once all the other weirdness as burnt off, the peach becomes the tiniest bit aquatic, slightly herbaceous and robotic: delicate and subtly strange.
In one line: peach chewing gum and bad breath.

A fragrance I am not sure I’ll wear all that much, but it’ll definitely have it’s shining moments! I can’t wait to give it a real thorough wearing, but I’m also a bit nervous!

Saddle Warmer Smell Bent 50ml EDT – discontinued smellbent.com

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Rhubarb – Comme Des Garcons

Whilst I’m on the topic of partner’s fragrances, I also bought him this one! We tried it in Dover Street Market and both pretty much just went “Mmmmmm!”.


Rhubarb from the Sherbet Series 3, opens with some prickly citrus and what smells like a bit of pink pepper maybe? There’s a little spice whatever it is. Wonderfully, this super tart citrus and gentle spice, over the next minute or two, merge into a fantastic tangy rhubarb accord. It is a green, slightly syrupy, mouthwateringly juicy chunk of rhubarb.

Rhubarb stays like this for some time, or course all good things start to disappear in time, and that over the top, bright tang of the opening beings to mellow out. The non-pepper peppery spice also loses is sharpness (which is good), but the green sap keeps the fragrance solid and leafy fresh.

At the base is a layer of recognizable vanilla, it’s modest, not powdery, not particularly interesting, but pleasant none the less. This gradually works its way to the foreground over time, remaining light and green paired with the sap and remnants of the rhubarb. A gentle floral aura surrounds Rhubarb as well, it’s subtle, and probably provides the spice? I may be wrong. But the fragrance remains to be initially juicy and sour, yet stay inedible and wearable.

Rhubarb’s lasting power, in all honesty, is pretty poor. But it comes in a small plastic bottle, easy to carry round, and wonderful to splash on over and over without it ever becoming overwhelming. It is a wonderful summer spray for people who don’t always want something aquatic and full of floor cleaner lemons.
A fun, fizzy and fruity fragrance, and for the price, recommended!

Rhubarb Sherbert Series 3 Comme Des Garcons 30ml EDT – £28 doverstreetmarket.com

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Traversee Du Bosphore – L’Artisan Parfumeur

I don’t know why I haven’t reviewed this yet. It was a calculated blind buy for my partner at Christmas. It however, was completely different from what I expected… but that didn’t really matter. At least he enjoyed it – thankfully!

The reason this fragrance was so different, is how complicated and bizarre it was. I was expected something really easy to like – a sweet apple pie like opening, some smokiness, a true to life rose and nut turkish delight accord and some suede underneath. But it’s so much more confusing than that.

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Traversee Du Bosphore opens with a really bizarre dried apple accord. It has that sweaty, breathy feel that dried apples too, slightly soggy still, overripe maybe? It’s a cross between really gross and absolutely delicious.
Underneath this apple, there’s this unusual nutiness, like a green pistachio, although it’s extremely subtle and something I really wish was much more pronounced.

There’s an unusual, powdery earthiness to it that I think comes from some rooty iris, it has a toned down Iris Silver Mist vibe going on with the florals. Traversee Du Bosphore becomes pretty powdery quickly, and the nuttiness gives an almond like texture, delicate and light. However, TBD isn’t a light fragrance, whilst up close it is relatively translucent, there’s something quite dense about it and the throw of this thing is insane.

Along with the iris, the only other floral that seems to show up is a very faint rose, it isn’t dominant at all and instead seems to be scatter into the powder. This accord is supposed to make a “turkish delight” scent, but for me, it doesn’t at all. Nope, I don’t get turkish delight out of this at all. Well, yes there’s pistachio or almond, there’s some rose and lots of powder, but it doesn’t merge together and become one, they are all individual – which is why I was a bit let down when I first smelt this. I bought it for my partner as a lokum perfume, and he gets the association much more than me. I didn’t expect the complicated smoky apple notes (apple tobacco) to be so intense and significant in the Traversee Du Bosphore, but to be honest, it is one fantastic opening so I can’t complain.

Into the heart, the nuttiness and rose remain faint over the powder, and the stain of apple still peeps up every now and again. There’s a faint smokiness throughout, and the iris provides an earthy, carrot type aroma.
The leather in this is transparent, delicate, and powdery. It’s practically undetectable to me, and I don’t consider this a leather fragrance as many others do, everything else is far too overpowering for me to even pay attention to it.

All in all, it’s beautiful. I wouldn’t want to wear it myself however, but I thoroughly enjoy it on my partner :)
I will however mention, as I feel it necessary, that every time I smell this fragrance – the public toilet at my local train station… smells EXACTLY like Traversee Du Bosphore. I have NO idea why… But ever since I realised it (and my partner 100% agrees unfortunately), there is a slight urinous note in TDB, and you may unfortunately find that it smells like a toilet. I’m not one to make these associations usually – come on I drench myself in Miel De Bois and feel squeaky clean, but I thought I’d mention this anyway.

Away from these personal downfalls with this, Traversee Du Bosphore is a translucent but highly projecting powdery apple and iris fragrance with a floral/nuttiness providing the majority of the substance – one of a kind.

Traversee Du Bosphore L’Artisan Parfumeur 50ml EDP – £65 artisanparfumeur.com

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Update from Freddie

Hi there!
Sorry if there are any followers who are realising the recent lack of posts.
I am pretty much sample-less at the minute and have worked my way through review after review over the last couple months. I have things that I’m just not passionate enough about to review recently, and I want to discover new things.
HOWEVER – I have instead been working on building my own collection, acquiring new bottles and finding bargains. So, sorry for the lack of posting, it will all resume soon! For now I’m just spoiling myself, then I will get back onto ordering a boatload of samples to get me excited!
Thanks for reading :)
Freddie

Forest/Wild Hunt – CB I Hate Perfume

That is the one great thing about these water perfumes, there’s no waiting around for the sharp alcohol note to disappear before the fragrance blooms for you. With Wild Hunt, what explodes infront of your nose is filthy upturned soil, and the damp, mouldy stink of mushrooms.
I absolutely love it :)

Whilst it all sounds completely bitter and grim, there’s some kind of underlying sweetness that makes this a whole lot more wearable.
But before I get ahead of myself, this is all about the mushrooms, the wet soil, and the withering green foliage of leafs and broken twigs.
I may be wrong, but It feels like five minutes later, I’m picking up some fig leaves? I’m just getting that green/coconuty type of creaminess in the background which is giving me that sweet undertone, it may just be the dirty sweetness of the truffles though.

Wild Hunt is very linear, it stays just as dirty from start to finish, and retains that lovely damp/dewy feel, it feels as though your skin is still wet once the fragrance has dried.
I chose to sample this after my hunt for savoury notes in fragrances, particularly mushroom. I wanted Sombre Negra to have that pungent mushroom note, but obviously as you may have read in my previous review of it, it turned out it had been drastically reformulated and didn’t smell earthy at all, one of the most boring fragrances I’ve tried. Anyway. This really hits the spot as the best mushroom note I’ve smelt in a fragrance. Christopher Brosius is the master of green perfumes, and for someone like me who isn’t normally a fan, these are done just as I like them. Similarly to Memory of Kindness (green tomato leaf), the representation is so unbelievably accurate and intense that it’s everything I look for if I’m going green.

Unfortunately though, Wild Hunt doesn’t last very long. I hate to bring up longevity issues with the CB line as it has been said over and over again. This isn’t the case with all the waters; At The Beach 1966 lasts many hours on me, this however doesn’t. I have also tried the absolute, which didn’t smell quite as intense as the water perfume and didn’t last any longer.
I get around 3 hours at most from this fragrance. That may be alright for some, but right now, It’s just not enough for me to consider buying it. If this was an alcohol based fragrance that had a substantial amount of longevity, I’d consider it an absolute wardrobe staple. That title in the damp/earthy/vegetal category will have to belong to Totem Eclipse by Smell Bent for now.

All in all: Wild Hunt is a fantastic fragrance – if mushrooms and dirt is what you’re after. It is literal, completely natural feeling, bizarrely refreshing yet absolutely filthy, and a must try for fans of the vegetal skank!

Forest/Wild Hunt CB I Hate Perfume 100ml Water Perfume – $100 cbihateperfume.com

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