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This is a wonderful scent (if you can catch a whiff of it). I wish that I could smell the wood, but after the first 30 seconds or so it's gone. The sillage is minimal to non-existant; when I'm wearing this I'll sometimes catch a hint of beautiful florals, but nothing more, and that will pass quickly. I've worn this (with multiple applications) for the last 2 days, and really enjoy everything that I notice -- just wish I noticed more. After my first 3-spray application I asked my wife what she thought, to which she replied, "subtle... I can't smell anything...".
17 May, 2011
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Yerbamate opens brilliantly with green notes that distinguish it from many other "green" scents (think Creed GIT or GV, or PdN Vetiver). But the green notes vanish within 15-20 minutes morphing inexplicably into something akin to PdN New York or Caron 3rd Man. I was interested in the first 15 minutes, but I don't need another sweet powdery scent, so this one gets a pass.
07 May, 2011
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The name alone caught my attention. I checked all over Tokyo at the usual purveyors of PH frags seeking the first that would have this one. Found it today at Isetan in Shinjuku. It's undeniably a masculine fragrance, reminding me of Japanese barber shops. The closest frag I've experienced to this one is New York by Parfums de Nicolai, and similar to that one, I can't get away from the powdery scent that seems to endure from start to finish. I like this one slightly better than New York, but not enough that I want to have both in my wardrobe.
03 November, 2010