Originally Posted by manicboy
Never smelled it, but is it in the same vein as Tenere or Zino, both of which, I adore.
It doesn't smell like either, but it's in the same powerful vein. It's sort of a damp rose with the dirt and soggy decaying leaves under the rose bush, and then with a lot of aldehydes added. It's like a very wet and more powerful rose version of Van Clef & Arpels PH. It's a sad moistness. I don't recall any sweetness per se, as in Tenere's honey thing, but Iquitos is sort of like an olfactory equivalent of the visual of bruised rose pedals scattered over wet camouflage pants.