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Notes include sandalwood, orris, oudh, jasmine, neroli, fire tree, lemongrass, coumarin, cinnamal.
There is something here that reminds me of violet leaves -- a silvery-bright note. Perhaps it is the orris and jasmine in combination. Perhaps the oudh (generally undetectable) is contribuing a slight piercing-metallic note.
Phase 1. Interesting, different. Bright and exotic. Too bright and grassy to be called an oriental.
Phase 2. Slightly sweet, a bit of cinnamon-like spice. The spices and woods develop very nicely.
Phase 3. Creamy-rich sandalwood. Unfortunately, this grows and (like tofu) picks up other earlier elements, such as the florals. Ultimately the scent is rather heavy, perfume-y and tiresome. Phase 3 competes with phase 2 and 3 wins.
I liked it for a while, the middle was quite nice.
26 February, 2012