Notes: grapefruit, pine, Virginia cedar, oakmoss
Very good, in a natural, minimalist style. Incredibly woody. Dry as a bone and yet round and full at the same time. Wood and slight spice notes are the essence of this scent. At times, in the early stage of the scent, there is sometime rather similar to bittersweet chocolate. I think that is a kind of balsamic note.
There are hints of pine but centre stage is for cedar. The cedar has a vital, fresh, sappy quality of a freshly-cut board. At time the scent is a bit dense because of the solid nature of this wood note.
This scent has the same "hangin' out in the woodshop" vibe as Hinoki but it is not as severe. At times, it takes on a slightly medical quality -- like lineament.
The gentle, warm wood notes have good longevity.
(revised from earlier review)
27th February, 2011 (last edited: 09th August, 2014)
A green coniferous forest plus lots of mint, this is a refreshing experience. Unusual, but good!