Originally Posted by Stereotomy
Well, it's what I call the 'cooked cabbage' note. Perhaps you agree that it's very similar to Rive Gauche PH? What Give Gauche PH is lacking, that's exactly the part I don't like about Black Jeans.
I have heard you a few times mention your dislike for Black Jeans
, but clearly you do have a scent association with BJ and "cooked cabbage"
I don't get that at all, but then again our experiences are different.
I am somewhat in disagreement with the similarity to Rive Gauche pour Homme
, as far as smell is concerned. Black Jeans
to me is also really dry and RG pH is creamy and somewhat powdery at times. Maybe there is something there in BJ that somehow makes it similar to RG pH...is it structure or the way the notes come about...I'm not sure. I'll give it another sampling.
Originally Posted by AnthonyDG
Cooked cabbage? Really?
I'll have to pull out my sample again. I remember Black Jeans to be mainly spicy/dry with floral top notes. It's quite complex, especially for a designer fragrance. What I don't get is the sandalwood - whatsoever. It's supposedly in there but I think it's hidden by some of the other strong notes.
But I definitely agree that it shares similarities with RG, and I'd rather wear RG than Black Jeans only because Black Jeans brings back memories of the late 90's.
Those "...spicy/dry with floral top notes..."
are just amazing to me. And yes Black Jeans
is a complex scent
, which is a nice surprise as I find the vast majority of men's fragrances to be quite linear ( whether niche or designer). Downside for me is the lack of longevity
As far as you not being able to get any sandalwood out of BJ, I believe the reason is that sandalwood in many
if not most fragrances just easily blends in with the notes and accords around it. I always thought of sandalwood being more functional in a fragrance rather than for its very own scent. Maybe its a stabilizer in a fragrance, not sure. Or perhaps allows the middle notes to keep persisting for a longer period of time.