The aroma of this scorbutic fougere is soon extremely barber-shop and classically lemony (bergamot, lavender and lime plus aromatic herbs) and holds on this way for a while till when a stout leather/musk (more leather than musk) gets to add its powerfully masculine touch. The leather is still lemony and this combo appears forbidding and uncompromising, especially in such a minimalist composition so conservative, probably deprived of flowers and stuck in progression. The dry down adds a touch of cedarwood, vetiver and may be hints of oakmoss with vague (with all the differences in terms of quality of course) reminiscences about Pour Monsieur Chanel. Witness of a left back barber-shop era. Not to be dismissed for such a nostalgic i am.
19th December, 2013 (last edited: 07th January, 2015)