Originally Posted by Oslo-Fjord
-As the only shop in Scandinavia, my local perfumery has now started to sell these fragrances
. I have not tried any of them yet, but I`m very cuorious. What is worth checking out? Is it only EDC concentration? Aqua di cuba sounds intresting.
I have the Cuba and it has amazing longevity and very good strength. Probabley too much, actually. It actually lasted through a washing machine !! Even though many SMN's are marked as EDC, they are very well made. I don't feel that EDC is an accurate way to descrive the strength of Cuba. If anything, it is a well radiating EDP.
A lot of guys, unfortunately just make blind judgments. They make comments that SMN Cuba and Toscano don't last long, but only because they read as edc's. Not because that particular person sampled it. I feel SMN gets the opposite treatment of other niche brands that are loved like Lutens and Creed ( not niche really, but I will play along) and Le Labo. People just don't want to believe SMN can be that good. The Lutens, Creed and other over hyped brands get ample opportunity to be loved.
Give them a shot. I highly recommend this label. Another favorite of mine is Opoponax.