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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Eau de Froehliche no 3:

    Wearing this today and it's been a real treat! Opens with some ctirus, herbs, and conifers. I get a "winter forest" type of vibe. After it settles on the skin, black currant starts to come through along with a big incense note. These are the two main players in this scent. The black currant lasts through the heart well into the drydown. Even with all these heavy sounding notes, it stays light and airy. Projection for the first hour was very good, but it becomes a skin scent quickly. Longevity is average. Overall a really enjoyable and versatile scent. I can see it being worn all year round. The pine and incense seem appropriate for the cool weather, but they're blended in a delicate way making it an easy summer wear. I could see this fitting into the CdG Incense line nicely. I like!
    Sounds great. Will try it at work tomorrow.

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    Well, I wore what was marked as Eau de Froehliche, but I'm pretty sure it was really 7-July. It starts with a very realistic grapefruit note, mixed with herbs (could not tell what kind). Then fig and woods join. Stays this way, grapefruit, woods, fig, herbs, at moderate projection, for a couple of hours. After grapefruit wears off, its basically a wood-fig combo projecting lightly.

    I didn't get much vetiver, nor did I pick up any jasmine. Always possible I would have found them if looking for them, of course. But I did not know what scent I was wearing, so brought no preconceptions to the test.

    Its a nice scent, which I would recommend to a grapefruit fan. Daytime wear, warm weather. Office OK.

    Addendum: 14 hours after application, I am still getting mild projection of fig leaf. Once again, as with steampunk, projection is low but longevity is good. Fig fans should try July.
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    Again I wish to thank danieq for arranging this pass; my first ever here at Basenotes.

    I have had a rough winter whereby I always seemed to have a stuffed nose and many times, blowing so hard, started a nose bleed. I do begin to wonder if my smelling of various aromatic chemicals used in perfumery as I teach myself DIY has caused me a problem. But let me assure those that would know... the really powerful ones that needed to be diluted to 1% I did outdoors wearing a winter coat, a scarf and leather gloves covered in plastic (smile). But still we all know how scents can still remain.

    I had previously read about Eric Kormann’s work and am so pleased to now have been able to sample his work over the past four days. Thank you Raven for your well written reviews and to you James, Jive and Cacio.

    “July” (tested March 21st) started wonderfully with a pleasant, yet not overwhelming, citrus-grapefruit. Within 11-14 minutes I got a strong whiff of the ever-popular Hedione chemical and something else... maybe the fig leaf mentioned in the notes. I have never smelled a fig leaf. Thirty minutes after applying “July” it quickly became very soft to my nose and by 1.5 hours, it was completely gone.

    Then we have “Eau de Froeliche 3” which I tested on March 20th. At first smell it was an extremely razor sharp green note. My first thought was celery but I rarely eat greens and I had been told that the listed note “black currant” to some smells like “cat piss”. Whatever it was that I smelled was extremely ultra intense but strangely likeable. Fifteen minutes later “Froeliche” transported me deep into a dense forest. After 30 minutes and thereafter “Eau de Froeliche 3” remained a pleasing and comforting fragrance.

    I recall reading about “Steampunk” last year. Some great reviews had been written. On March 23rd I sprayed two on one arm and one spray on the other - my natural arm hair fully intact. Within 5-10 minutes I did smell something evolving. It was different and interesting and I could see myself transported into a different time and place but after twenty minutes it gone and “Steampunk” was just a memory to my nose.

    Then we have my personal winner of the samples... December, which I tested on March 22nd.

    “December” just needs to be experienced. It is wonderful. Granted I am one that likes holidays and spice and everything nice. The opening is fully enticing and it will invite you in. The outstretched hand beckons others to join and then withdraws and closes the door. I just adore this creation of Eric. I would buy a bottle if it were available in the USA. With my damaged winter nose... after four hours I still smelled it and It was close to skin after 9 hours.

    Quote Originally Posted by james1051 View Post
    Hi again, I need to correct my earlier statement. I did not get September. I got Eau de Froeh., Steampunk, 7 and 12. Sorry about that! Offer to pass these, once tried, stands.
    It seems just a few got a sample package that included "September". Since this is a hybrid sample pass... please contact me via personal message about sharing your September pass with me.

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    Testing out Steampunk today, and very much enjoying this one. I, like james, am always cautious about first time sampling while at work, but this one is perfect. Subtle violet with a slightly sweetened additional floral note, but countered by the dry wood. More to come.

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    Sampling Steampunk tonight. Notes I'm picking out are violet, leather, and a floral note, perhaps iris. A cedar component too. Earthy and masculine. The violet is the main player here. Unisex leaning masculine. Overall a nice scent, but not something I feel compelled to own. Longevity is very good, but sits close to the skin.

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    Default Re: Erik Kormann -- Sample Pass

    I received a September sample, which I am ready to pass on. who wants it next? in case, pm me your address

    cacio

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    I received a September sample, which I am ready to pass on. who wants it next? in case, pm me your address

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    Default Re: Erik Kormann -- Sample Pass

    Hello everyone, looks like we've let this ball drop. I thought I'd pick it up and lob it out there again.

    I know for me, I can easily get overwhelmed with other things from my inbox!

    So today, I'm trying September. I am getting a very fresh citrus blast in the opening (guessing bergamot?) followed by a quieted down version of citrus as it progresses. In move some conifers as well and I get not only the scent of pine, but also the scent of the pine resin. This is a walk in a forest for me. I think this is very unisex and would be a great choice for an outdoors day! It's also a scent that would be well received in an office setting as it's not projecting loudly.
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    Default Re: Erik Kormann -- Sample Pass

    I started late on this one.

    Yesterday, I wore Eau de Froeliche No. 3. At first sniff I encountered a loud and realistic grapefruitiness that upon a second take revealed itself to be citrus, geranium, and rosemary. After it settled, the rosemary became the prominent note (although it played nice and let the supporting notes do their due) with some incense coming forth. Closer to the drydown, the rose in this became more apparent. The dry down was a pleasant smoky pine that morphed nicely into a skin scent. I have to say that the initial blast of grapefruit scared me a little, but I was amazed at the many different stages that this fragrance presented. It went from sharp-citrus-to-herbaceous-to-smoky-to-floral-to woody. Very nicely blended.

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    Great reviews everyone! I'm glad we're getting back to this one. Erik has some really great, bright fragrances. Citrus heavy, but they seem to last really well, which is so unusual for citrus.
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    I wore 7 yesterday. This has excellent longevity, even carrying some citrus all the way through.
    It opens with a very, very realistic grapefruit, then adds a touch of vetiver to start the turn green. Leafy green and still tart, this segways eventually (hours later) into some slightly sharp wood (cedar most likely), still with a green tinge.
    It somehow felt linear, but I think that is because it last so long that the transitions are subtle.

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    Default Re: Erik Kormann -- Sample Pass

    Looks like the sample pass is still going strong! I would just like to tell you guys that the directory was updated yesterday and most of Kormann's fragrances are now included : http://www.basenotes.net/company/104194

    You have all written so many wonderful descriptions and impressions, please consider turning them into reviews so they don't get lost when the pass is done and this thread sinks below the horizon.
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    Default Re: Erik Kormann -- Sample Pass

    I wore Steampunk last week and found it to be a nice (not too) powdery violet. The opening had some citrus and dry cedar. The violet was always present. I got a slight leather vibe and there was another floral note that added some sweetness to the composition but it never got cloying. Longevity was good but this one sits close to the skin.

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    Current information.
    I hope it's ok to do this here?
    Now I'm in Canada, at IndieScents. :-) I`am verry happy.
    And this is nice too: http://thegoodsmellasblog.blogspot.d...september.html
    Best wishes, Erik
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    Erik, that is wonderful to hear!
    I will try to get a little pass going with my samples after the holidays.

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