I tried it today in Paris and was a bit disappointed. The bottle is not as beautiful as the picture in post #3. It is not black and looks very similar to the other ones of the L'Art et La Matière line (Tonka Impériale
, Spiritueuse Double Vanille
...), then the juice is certainly not as dark as Chergui
. It doesn't have that cocoa color that would go so well with a black glass bottle.
Technically it's a good perfume but not really interesting, L'Artisan (Dzongkha
), Histoires de Parfums (1740
) and of course Amouage have explored the leather territory years before, with more interesting stories.
After 1 hour it goes through a woody, Tom Ford-esque phase a la Encre Noire
where the wood notes shout a bit too loud. The finish is gorgeous and perfectly balanced.
Longevity (1 spray on the arm) is about 8 hours.
One last word, I fear it might be overloaded with Iso E super, I would like to hear others' views on this. It made me realize how much I love Dandy
, the ultimate Guerlain leather.
And the name is just n'importe quoi
, as we say in French.