Originally Posted by Kron
Got a new 250ml flacon this morning for the latest basenotes split: C42B11N01
First thing, I've got this flacon sat on my table a metre and a half away from the computer and its absolutely dominating the Czech & Speake no88 I'm wearing today.
The top notes are excellent and the Pineapple/Apple peel/Currant have a richness which supass the 10ml decant C4210E01 that I've got. The heart notes are a little more prominant and this also has more evident depth than my 10ml as the basenotes are well blended and compliment the whole composition.
Yeah, that's the only knock on C4210E01, is the weaker than optimal longevity. It's the best proportion of bergamot (I think they use less now or the sunscreen ingredient in newer batches maybe lessens the bergamot impact), apple, currant I think, as evidenced at high application. And I like the fact that the base, while weak in C4210E01, is very bright and fresh, not too much birch or otherwise heavy/masculine notes.
Don't get me wrong, I love the longevity I get from the more masculine base of C42B10J01, but it could stand a little more optimism/sweetness/brightness to it.
I'm very eager to try the newest lot number you describe, and am contemplating blind buying a flacon of that lot if indeed it is that strong.