Originally Posted by oboltus
It's Jeux de Peau "deux", but I like it.
Been testing a few days and I'm conflicted over this release. It might as well be a flanker to Jeux de Peau, odd to see Serge operating in this manner. I still can't decide how I feel about it. On one side I find it interesting, involving elements of Jeux de Peau, Praline de Santal and Idole de Lubin to create a kind of sleek saffron and rose theme. It is a little sharp and not really the "warm"/wintry fragrance that things like Fumerie, Chergui and Santal de Mysore are. There is something slightly aldehydic about it, recalling La Myrrhe and, to a lesser extent, Cuir Mauresque.
Lasting power and sillage are both massive, one of the most nuclear SLs ever made. Dare I say the slightest hints of a headache threatened to appear. The two sprays on my forearm from 18 hours ago are still going surprisingly strong (and this late stage is pretty much the only time you'll spot the sandalwood in this one).
I can see myself growing to like it more but it's hard to get excited over a scent that shares so much of a resemblance to Jeux de Peau, which I wore quite a bit of when it first came out. I definitely like it more than JdP, its richer, less feminine and has some very nice complexities in the opening stages.