We had 0F windchill here this morning (yeah, right, spring
), so I decided to stay with L'eau d'Hiver
again. It warmed me up nicely yesterday, but it also gives such a nice shot of violet. I like this one more with each wearing.G
, my apologies for not responding earlier to your question about Dries Van Noten
. It's been crazy busy at work. I'm taking a quick mental health break to post now, in fact
In any event, here are my reactions:
- This is like, not love, for me, which is surprising; it should be smack in the middle of my olfactory wheelhouse;
- I don't see cocoa listed as a note, but it is prominent on my skin;
- I don't get a blast of citron/lemon at the opening -- it seems to be used to brighten the sandalwood, more than anything;
- I get ZERO florals;
- The sandalwood is smooth and nice, but it doesn't bowl me over; I prefer the sandalwood in Tam Dao and 10 Corso Como, but I like this better than the sandalwood in Santal Majascule and the sandalwood/rosewood in Cadjmere;
- This is a *very* linear fragrance on me -- no progression through top, heart, or base; it basically shows me everything all at once and then gently sits there (this does NOT bother me in the least, especially if I like something, but I know it drives some people batty, so I thought I'd mention it);
- Longevity is solid, but it wears very closely on my skin;
- I find DvN *very* similar to Sonoma Scent Studio's new "naturals" release, Cocoa Sandalwood, except Cocoa Sandalwood has more intensity and the cocoa is even more pronounced (which is why I don't care for CS, but I'm OK with DvN).
All-in-all, I don't like this enough to lay out the $$$$ for a full bottle, but I might buy a decant of it.