Originally Posted by hedonist222
Thanks for sharing!
I still need to smell the Castana one.
It is a floral powdery iris like in many perfumes or a rooty iris?
And which type of incense? Frankinsense or other?
Hedonist, the main notes are Frankincense and iris.
I am new to iris as a note so I'm not great on describing it, but the iris note here is definitely NOT the grated carrot type note in iris silver mist. It also does not have that floral 'talcum powdery' iris like a lot of feminine perfumes. It is rooty iris, but not earthy, if you know what I mean. To me the rooty iris note seems 'polished' & 'refined'.
Its like someone took armani prive bois d'encens and made it much more transparent and less austere and added a sophisticated, refined rooty iris note.
I am guessing as I have not seen the official list of notes yet, and I am not as experienced at picking out notes as you guys, but here goes: citrusy aldehydes in the opening, a dusty, peppery & citrusy frankincense & rooty iris as the main event.
I think it is completely unisex. My husband sniffed it and said "its beautiful. It is definitely incense, but wearable".
To me it is an elegant dry resinous transparent woody frankincense with iris. I have never smelled anything like it.