Just an update on my sampling experience:Sova
- Love it. I made a thread about it (http://www.basenotes.net/threads/320...s-and-topic%29
). It's smoky, slightly sweet, and just lovely. I got 18+ hours of longevity off of this, but naturally it didn't project that whole time. I will be buying this today most likely (if not very soon).Rume
- Fall in a bottle. It's filled with Fall spice smells like clove, allspice, cinnamon, and some nice woods in there as well. Top that off with dried fruits and what smells like fruit woods. It got very good longevity, lasting me 10+ hours with one spray of the sample vial. I will probably get this if it's still available come Fall of this year. Interestingly, it almost smells like Coca-Cola in the opening 30 minutes or so.Pear and Olive
- The pear is very interesting here, since to me I get a more coconut smell than I do anything else. I can't say I get any olive, but if I do, it's probably just smoothing the fragrance out. It's almost creamy, but not something I can see myself wearing much of at the moment.Norne
- Wow. As soon as I put it on, I was transported to a coniferous forest, filled with pine trees, sap, lichen, moss, and lots of freshly fallen dew. Unfortunately it doesn't last as long on me as Sova or the others, and I only got about 4 hours of longevity off of the one spray. The second application after that got me farther, so maybe I just need to spray it more than once. Definitely considering buying this.
I still have Vikt, Jeke (new formulation with tea note), Baque, Ore, Kere, and Grev left to try.
By the way, fun fact: Josh actually doesn't make much of a profit off of Norne. The ingredients are so ludicrously expensive that when he did the math one day, he found he was not making any money off of it.