And l'm so pleased you're enjoying my ramblings, bless you for being so keeeeen!!
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Today (Sunday 28th) l tried Tom of Finland by ELd'O.
l get a cacophony of notes in the opening; citrus, woods, amber & a green & metallic vetiver. As it dries down, there's a chlorinated note, & something that reminds me of work, ie. a hospital. lt takes me a while to figure out why, then l get it; the condom-like note that others have noted reads to me like latex medical gloves! After an hour or so, there's a little saffron, & then the sweetness of tonka, making the scent altogether more pleasant. l swear l get a distinctly minty note in the base, & then finally, just as it all fades, a whiff of leather. The projection is low, & it all lasts around four-five hours, as seems usual for me with this line.
l kind of liked this after that first hour, but otherwise this one felt just a little too masculine for me, as well as too "medical". l also can't get past the imagery associated with this fragrance. As Susan Sarandon's character in The Rocky Horror Show said to Frankenfurter; "l don't like a man with too many muscles". He of course replied; "l didn't make him for you!" Well, l guess ELd'O didn't make this one for me, either.