First of all, I love the word 'cinnaomosity' N_Tesla and I have decided I am going to use it in more sentences in the future!
I, too, am a fan of cinnamon prominent scents and if you haven't already, read my thread from 2008 here: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/206...s-2008-edition
I like Witness
. But I do not love it.
That top note, how it's full of medicinal lavender and aldehydes, is searingly sharp. The aldehydes sort of pierce my nose a bit and this will either delight you (like a typical 'powerhouse' fragrance) or repel you. For me, the first time I smelled it I recoiled from it and thought to myself, 'Oh no a scrubber!' but after a while it sort of relaxes itself on your skin and then starts to smell much more oriental and resinous. It's extremely tenacious...the drydown can be clearly smelled more than 10-12 hours later and IMO this is the best
part of the scent. A very sexy amber-oriented, cinnamon woodiness. Sort of like vintage Obsession for Men
by Calvin Klein with perhaps less of that cola
effect that I get from OfM.
I find that from all of my cinnamon prominent scents I own, Witness
seems to be the one I wear more to my office. Not sure why...maybe because it's sort of a non-comforting scent whereas my other cinnamon choices seem a bit more casual and sitting-on-my-couch-in-my-pajamas
It's definitely very affordable, every time I see it, so it's not a risky blind buy but as I said before, I find much more love from my other
cinnamon prominent fragrances: White
by Comme des Garcons; L'Eau
by Diptyque; Baie de Genievre