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A true niche scent: original, rounded and well executed, both long lasting and with good projection.
The ylang-ylang plays the key-role with a strong patchouli toned by the tempting cassis.
At first, the floral note remains quiet (can be detectable the classic green-banana smell if you are familiar with the raw material) while the fruit-wood accord developes in a vanillic yet earthy way. When the drydown occurs, the ylang-ylang dominates and is entirely percpetible, turning the patchouli into a more clean smell and holding back the cassis.
The undertones are quite animalic: probably contains musk and ambergris as fixation anchors, yet well balanced by the vanillic aroma already described. As they remain on the "back stage", the floral-fruity juice leads the show among with the patchouli.
Smells misterious, even crisp at some stages. Not for everybody, its extravagant and almost disturbing flavor is a dream indeed. A pleasent, memorable one!
15 February, 2013