Originally Posted by jss
Is there a certain dose of civet (with cumin of course) that gives dirty and animalistic note in Eau dHermès
Not that I've ever found mentioned anywhere but it does smell as it should, doesn't it?
Leather for the full moon.
+2 for mathewfoo's: " Ungaro II, Givenchy Gentleman (Vintage), MKK (a soapy civet to my nose. It almost feels clean.) "
Now if you want to be uptown, copy this:
1oz civet oil
1/4 oz patchouli
1/4 oz ambergris.
This was Aleister Crowley's signature scent. A man the newspapers reported to be a Satanic devil worshiping maniac.
This was the man Satanic devil worshiping maniacs were too afraid to mess with. . .
I like Jicky but Kouros--um, never mind. The problem with Jicky is the longevity and I suffer from PTEOVS (Post-Traumatic Eau d 'Orange Verte Syndrome.
Worse, unlike EdoV, which begins and ends in citrus, Jicky has a mandarin/lemon opening but an amber tonka style drydown. So re-applying surreptitiously throughout the day would really drive one nuts.
Still, if you're into EDC aftershaves, it's great. I wonder why Guerlian hasn't come up with and EDP version?
Or why those who brew and sell their own frags haven't tried a variant of Uncle Aleister's ?