Beautiful. Very woody, smoky, dark, resinous, and filled with a stunning Frankincense that takes me back to a comforting feeling of Sunday morning church with my Great Grandmother as a child. It opens up about 30 minutes into spraying it and goes close to the skin after about 4 hours. It stays pretty much linear the whole time, not a whole lot of development after the first 30 minutes. Totally gone from my skin around the 8 hour mark but still lingers ever so slightly on my clothes. Considering the fact that I don't normally leave the house until 10PM and usually get home before 6AM it lasts just long enough to do what I need it to do. This is not one for the office. It is the smell of Lutheran/Catholic Mass in a bottle. There are hints of cold and wet stone, mustiness, dust, old bible pages, & good girls who like to do bad things in church pews. Great for a night out on the town at a Goth party, funerals, Christmas Mass, Satanic Rituals, & and anytime that I am feeling extra blasphemous. So all in all, it will get moderate weekend use in cold weather. Very fitting that I bought it a few hours before a Peter Murphy show in December.
The Raising of Lazarus
An bold and classic incense fragrance that is extremely rich yet classy and elegant invokes feelings of religious mysticism.smoky,bitter-sweet, warm and dry dark and interesting.the incense note is rounded by elemi,myrrh,labdanum resisns and oilbanum.peppery elemi is for lightly citrusy top notes,patchouli for the earthy woodiness,cedar for the dry,labdanum and myrrh to stretch out its warmer,balsamic wafts into soft vanilla.in this perfume incense is king and other notes are definitely subservient.it falls into the European, catholic/ greek orthodox category scent.a gorgeous masterpiece for a mysterious character in cold evenings.
Longevity?About 6 hours on my skin.
This is clean pure Frankincense. I own Frankincense essential oil and this is identical. A Wonderful fragrance which does smell of old churches and incense. So far this is linear and with only fair projection/silage.
Neutral may be a gift. This starts with some of the more boring patchouli elements of the more boring versions of patchouli that you've smelled.
Then, quite frankly, it almost disappears. So... it's Etro, without the projection. Don't know if that's good or bad.
Nevermind. You just reread your review of Etro Patchouly. It's bad.
It has potential. Perhaps as something layered with something else? But maybe you're just remembering that the last dozen of your reviews have been neutral, and maybe you're trying to convince the Basenotes world that you're not a total hater. Just remember that you're too lazy to really care about that too long.
Kyoto is so much better. But don't tell anyone else. You can keep it secret and be "the cool one" who smells "good."
The patina on the frankincense burner, the unwashed vestment.
A concept fragrance, it transports you, I'm speaking to an other me, I feel very superstitious all of the sudden.
I had entered a cathedral within my home town whilst wearing this, the experience was simply...special. I had captured everything, every sense possible.
Camomile is a definite note, I do detect cedar and oak moss, frankincense is without a doubt the top note.
Conviction, you better believe it!