Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul
L'Anarchiste has an interesting orange note. It's more bitter and biting than TdH but settles down into a smoother orangey/cedar/musk skin scent as the drydown unfolds. Last time I wore TdH I was really feeling a similarity between the two scents, although L'Anarchiste is definitely heavier and spicier.
Its funny that you mention L'Anarchiste, because I think I have the balls to wear it again. I first tried it a few years ago when it came out, and I remember the notes seemed too 'experimental' to me. The metal note reminded me of blood for some reason, so the combination of spice and blood made me get an odd association in my head of someone being shot on Christmas.
I'm strange, I know.
But now I appreciate the non-mainstream fragrances more and more, and I can actually see myself wearing this again. I'm in the process of rebuilding my wardrobe after losing it all last year, so when I re-order The Third Man I'll probably buy a bottle of L'Anarchiste as well.
If you think about it, TDH and Anarchiste are sort of isomers of each other. Both take non mainstream approaches to orange, both have very interesting metal/ mineral notes, and both have a non standard approach to spice. Hmmm.