I love the smell of Artemisia, and looked forward to sampling this. I got that initial green, stemmy, bitter blast, along with hints of mint and bergamot, but the herbal portion has faded over 15mins or so. The mandarin comes on and segues into blackcurrant and green tea after about an hour. The white flowers fade in and out, and for me, fight with the blackcurrant.
The base smells dry and slightly woody, but I find it difficult to separate anything out. Total longevity on me - maybe 2 hours - but I have dry, thirsty skin.
This is only the first test; I will test it again over the next few days and update this review accordingly.
I like the opening very much and the middle reminds me of SMW, which is no bad thing. I only wish the Artemisia accord had lasted a bit longer!
This is a green, bright scent that would wear well in the spring and summer, but I would wear it all year round, especially in autumn and winter to remind me of the coming spring.
The "absinthe" in the BN fragrance notes refers to artemesia absinthum (wormwood). While that is an element in the legendary alcoholic drink Absinthe, the drink also has a pronounced aniseed or licorice note, e.g., Fou D'Absinthe. That anise note is NOT found here.
After a brief citrus introduction, this becomes a very intriguing dusky green scent: aromatic, even weedy. Suggests resinous underbrush and oozing sap. The herbacious and pungent artemesia combines with the mint to give a green, leafy scent. Dry, not heavy, has a hint of pepper. Very green and natural-smelling, in fact it is nature in a bottle. As an artisan style scent, the longevity is acceptable but not extended, and the scent sits close to the skin. Any green fan should check this out.
This fragrance is sold as masculine but I think it is equally attractive to women and would recommend they try it for a day time fragrance, particularly in summer.