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An ingenious scent—It seems quite animalic but I have come to believe that those aren’t REAL animalic notes in there—there is a strange and subtle inherent innocence in the particular ‘dirtiness’ of this fragrance. The first two times I wore it, I did think Ré was loaded with those dirty animal notes. I now believe those ‘dirty’ notes are a clever ruse accomplished by creating a deceitfully dark accord with the patchouli, sandalwood, and gum. This is such a shadowy, sensual, ingenious, and creative scent that Ms. Tonatto has produced! The accords are not sweet or pretty—they are aggressive and contain a palpably pulsating passion. It’s definitely a wood scent but not at all in the manner of most woods. This is a grossly dark, pseudo-animalic Nemo. It’s quite linear and unchanging for an hour or two but then, as Robyogi says, it settles into a smooth, powdery dry down. Deep, dark, and edgy, it’s totally wonderful.
04th December, 2006