Crushed is a bright, pretty, green, grassy jasmine demi-soliflor. Itís delish and itís balanced. It has a buoyant sweetness that the cloying fruity-florals of the world should emulate. The name says it all. It smells like a handful of springtime grass, stems and flowers rubbed together in your hands and sniffed.
It smells fantastic, but is it a perfume? I love to smell it out of the bottle and even on my skin, but I find I never wear it. It captures my difficulty with the three Tokyomilk Dark series Iíve tried (Excess, Arsenic and Crushed). Crushed is effectively a base, closer to a scent than a fragrance. I wouldnít complain if I smelled this on someone else, but I prefer to wear a true perfume. That said, Crushed, with its inherent Spring briskness, would be a great alternative for any man who wears a fragrance with ďfreshĒ or ďsportĒ in its name.
Very natural, woodsy jasmine. Slightly sweet, but natural instead of sugary. I walked by a jasmine bush in a just-mowed lawn after it rained and couldn't tell the smell from my wrist. Only noticeable for the first couple hours on me, after that it's a fresh, floral skin scent. It's nice layered with Dreamer. Probably Spring through Autumn.
At first: Noticeably sweet for a few minutes. Lots and lots of green notes take center stage rather than the jasmine. Their dirt note is a little bit... sharp? bracing? I like it. Quite strong with good silage, noticeable and unique, but natural enough to be unoffensive.
After ~2 hours: Much harder to notice and difficult to pick out distinct notes. Virtually no noticeable silage. Skin smells fresh, sweet, outdoorsy, and floral. Lasts at least 4 hours.
Crushed is affordable, I can wear it anywhere, dress it up or down, and it always smells great. I think this scent got me my first fragrance compliment. It's outdoorsy rather than "perfumey" which I really appreciate. I know they call it unisex, but I feel super feminine wearing this...