For the first hour or so Il Profumo's Adventure is powerful stuff but also has a mysterious, "full of intrigue" kind of vibe to it. There's a nice bracing bitterness (absinthe) coupled with an exotic, tropical sweetness (carambola and lemon - an accord that I haven't run across before - tropical but w/o any coconut ... nicely done.) Lavender and vetiver make a strong presence for the first hour or two, and glints of pink pepper and jasmine add to the interest. The drydown becomes a mix of sweet, ambery woods, maybe verging a little too close to department store stuff, but also reminding me a lot of a tamer SL Un Bois de Sepia. Longevity is good at over 6 hours.
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5/25/07 at 10:28pm