This scent is meant to suggest the transition from winter to spring, and the potential of fresh soil to yield life. I find that it does indeed exactly convey an impression of freshly-cut, rich, loamy soil. And I mean EXACTLY. Now, is that necessarily a good thing? Debatable. Demeter and CB I Hate Perfume do the same thing, presenting rather straightforward renditions of a single concept or moment in time. Do I like the smell of rich soil? Yes. Do I want to smell like that all day? No.
Aside from the quirky and distinctive earth smell, I also get somewhat odd and fleeting notes of sweet dark chocolate. There is some sort of green note, as promised. The scent starts somewhat sweet and quickly gets quite sweet. It also gets heavy, powerful, musky, and tiresome for anyone who doesn’t dote on sweetie-pie scents. Eventually I had to wash it off.
DARK EARTH - Myrrh, Sandalwood, Musks, frankincense, patchouli, vetiver. This is a lighter myrrh, musk and frankincense scent. Sandalwood and earth notes and golden musk keep it light for something named Dark Earth. I can't detect patchouli at all in the fragrance. This Dark Earth is in the same direction as Dark Season and Earth Tones #3, but it has a lightness from vetiver that is not apparent in the notes. Something just doesn't work in this fragrance for me.
Um, yeah, it smells a bit earthy...