Samples arrived yesterday.Lys du Desert
is not for me. Too sweet/floral for the first couple hours, yet it does settle down nicely. The beginning reminded me of Bogart's Arabian Nights.Bois Bourbon
is impressive; I've had it on for a couple hours, we'll see how it develops. Spicy booze and a great dark dark rose. This one seems to lighten up a little in the drydown. Nice. Santal Sacre
is a clean, high-pitched sandalwood. Maybe it was the spice/citrus element in the first hour, or so, that put this off for me. This one settles down nicely as well.Nuit Epicee
is def gourmand and I'm really not into gourmand. Non-offensive choco/nutty into a woody/amber. Not bad, just not for me. ^I think the Black Afgano ref is apt as it has that vibe... however, BA has a deep(er) incense backbone to it that make these two different enough.
Interesting lot, definitely. Bois Bourbon passes my skin test and deserves a full/thorough wearing.