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Athunis (2010)
by Sigilli


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Year of Launch2010
AvailabilityIn Production
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PerfumerEnrico Buccella
Parent CompanyEnrico Buccella

About Athunis

Athunis is a masculine fragrance by Sigilli. The scent was launched in 2010 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Enrico Buccella

Athunis fragrance notes

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Reviews of Athunis

Athunis opens with an incredibly bold, sharp, stern, austere and hyper-dry woody blend, stuffed with salty, incredibly realistic dark vetiver just a tad spiced and surrounded by a bitter roasted-herbal accord, really dark and dry, almost astringent. Easily the most dark, dry, smoky and straightforward vetiver I’ve ever experienced, somehow close to Etro Vetiver and Annick Goutal’s vintage Vetiver, but ever bolder, gloomier and “woodier” than those. And smokier too, with a creepily realistic feel of bitter burnt wood. Even too much for me honestly: it’s so dark, sour, dry and salty it’s literally really close to the (unpleasant, to me) smell that remains on your hands after you’ve handled the remains of a bonfire. Basically, a smell of woody dirt. Worthy a try for sure, though, especially for vetiver lovers, just to get an idea of what a creative mind can do with that note. The evolution is slow, but appealing and perfectly mastered: it becomes warmer, softer, slowly making a richer, brighter vetiver note emerge, as if you’re assisting to a sort of “bonfire in reverse”. Please note that the “woody smokiness” here is quite different from pretty much any other similar scent featuring this same concept (Profumum Arso, Bois d’ascèse, Sonoma Scent Fireside Intense and so on); here it’s not basically all about Iso E Super, but the feeling is of something more realistic, more “carved in real wood”, more bitter, with a range of nuances from salty and sour to stale and barnyard. It has a couple of “controversial” features, especially an exhausting linearity and to me, an excessive dryness; but it’s a totally creative, compelling, worthwhile take on the “smoky vetiver” theme. Another nice example of Buccella’s underrated talent.

20th February, 2015

Well, Athunis, possibly one of the smokiest vetivers out there, yes more than Fumidus or Bois d'Ombrie, passing through Timbuktu, Villoresi and Sycomore, yet possibly more earthy/rooty than the Etro's one or than the great Mona di Orio's Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (which is less smoky but more resinous for sure). The beginning is dark and challenging, a misty earthy/rooty and literally smoky (carbon type) cloud of burnt cedar (yes extinguished camp fire type), toasted tobacco, blazed herbs and may be whiffs of cardamom and frankincense. You may at this point be tented to put it apart whether are not a smoky vetiver freak i suppose. Be patient, a fantastic dark vetiver is on the point to emerge from the background so seasoned, smokey/green, slightly tobacco veined, basically sharp/rough a la Route du Vetiver but with a minimal twist of smoky fir resin over. One of my all time favorite vetivers around together with Gianfranco Ferre for Men, Private Label Jovoy, Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver, Etro, Route du Vetiver by M. P. et Gantier, Bois d'Ombrie Eau d'Italie and few others. Extremely powerful, virile and long lasting on my skin.
14th February, 2014 (last edited: 27th March, 2014)

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