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    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    It's the gourmand that didn't sit well with me. I get why it's there (a counter to the dark facets), but I really struggle with dry vanilla and culinary spices. I'm pretty certain that this has cinnamon and nutmeg in it.
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    It's good to see more info coming on other fragrances from this house.

    I'm wearing Precious woods again today and am noticing different facets. There is a point where you are smelling pine resin or sap and it's really lovely. And sometimes out of the smell of pine the woods come forward strongly then recede. If I had to be critical I would say it could do with more projection.

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    Ok after wearing Precious woods three times (also wore it yesterday evening) I think I can pinpoint it's longevity on my skin.

    It lasts between four to five hours with traces of the basenotes still on my clothes. The first three hours is it's glory ride where it's strong and then it hits the basenotes for the next hour or so. Also after the first three hours it becomes more subdued though I have had my girlfriend say she can smell it six hours or so after application. But I'm putting that down to the scent lingering on my clothes.

    Though the projection and longevity are not great they are not poor either. You pay your money to experience the glorious quality of the ingredients on your skin.

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    Sounds very comforting and relaxing. I'll have to seek a sample of this out one day. I bet Ody would love this one!
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    Sounds pretty standard for an all-natural fragrance in my experiences. I would love to try these, particularly Precious Woods.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    The first three hours is it's glory ride where it's strong and then it hits the basenotes for the next hour or so. Also after the first three hours it becomes more subdued though I have had my girlfriend say she can smell it six hours or so after application. But I'm putting that down to the scent lingering on my clothes.

    Though the projection and longevity are not great they are not poor either. You pay your money to experience the glorious quality of the ingredients on your skin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    It's the gourmand that didn't sit well with me. I get why it's there (a counter to the dark facets), but I really struggle with dry vanilla and culinary spices. I'm pretty certain that this has cinnamon and nutmeg in it. The incense part is dry and ashy (Norma Kamali) but there's a sappy woody aspect as well (Incense Pure).

    But just to put the prices into context: I sampled the Strange Invisible line today. Now those are some pricey naturals!
    I visited their boutique on Abbot Kinney last year and tested some of their fragrances on paper and one, a so called botanical leather blend, on my skin. It resembled more mahogany than leather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graphite View Post
    I visited their boutique on Abbot Kinney last year and tested some of their fragrances on paper and one, a so called botanical leather blend, on my skin. It resembled more mahogany than leather.
    Was there something appealing to you?
    Excellent materials, good ideas, jaw-droppingly poor construction. You can fix a perfume (to a degree) using only natural materials and not have to rely of synths to do so, but these don't even try. I rarely bring up price in my reviews and don't subscribe to the longevity/projection obsession, but at $855 a bottle, scents like Essence of IX need to hold up a bit longer than 60 minutes.

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    After many hours my shirt when smelled up close smells of pure Sandalwood and it's really high quality. It reminds me of this Mysore Sandalwood oil I had many years ago that I used to use in my bath for the aroma. It's a gorgeous concentrated and little bit creamy Sandalwood. I'm wishing a cologne could be made out of just what I'm smelling now. lol

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    Reading all the reviews/responses, I am waiting anxiously for the arrival of my samples
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    Just ordered some samples myself! Very interested to try them,
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Just ordered some samples myself! Very interested to try them,

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    I will be interested in what you guys think of Bohemian Spice and Calling All Angels. When I was thinking getting a full bottle it came down to Bohemian Spice & Precious Woods. The reason I went with the latter was due to me already having a good few Patchouli dominated fragrances already. And I just cannot get enough of good Sandalwood scents.

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    Will do Jack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    I will be interested in what you guys think of Bohemian Spice and Calling All Angels. When I was thinking getting a full bottle it came down to Bohemian Spice & Precious Woods. The reason I went with the latter was due to me already having a good few Patchouli dominated fragrances already. And I just cannot get enough of good Sandalwood scents.
    All my fragrances are sadly packed in monster sized boxes away from me Will be glad when we finally move and get back to normal. If we do I may just invest in some samples of these!!

    I agree sandalwood is so addictive I will happily be embalmed in the stuff when I kick the bucket! Or I could just get the angels that make this stuff carry me away...

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    The problem is you have to really go on a quest to get juice with decent Sandalwood. A lot of scents out there that call themselves Sandalwood are just rubbish. I have actually had to get my Sandalwood fix from Japanese incense where you can still smell the good stuff. Though the vintage C&E Extract Of Mysore Sandalwood is really good though tough to find now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    The problem is you have to really go on a quest to get juice with decent Sandalwood. A lot of scents out there that call themselves Sandalwood are just rubbish.
    It's simply not sustainable or practical to use in mass-production. You can find tons of it in these smaller lines (it's a prominent item in Slumberhouse scents), but the price will sometimes be reflective of it (as is the case here). There are workable solutions, such as the Hawaiian Sandalwood that currently being developed as a more sustainable variant (it's greener, brighter, and crisper than Mysore), but for commercial releases, you'll be dealing with sour aromachemicals like ebanol and javanol that are doctored with lactones to create sandalwood-esque accords.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    All my fragrances are sadly packed in monster sized boxes away from me Will be glad when we finally move and get back to normal. If we do I may just invest in some samples of these!!

    I agree sandalwood is so addictive I will happily be embalmed in the stuff when I kick the bucket! Or I could just get the angels that make this stuff carry me away...
    Unicorn tears might be an embalming option....

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    It's the gourmand that didn't sit well with me. I get why it's there (a counter to the dark facets), but I really struggle with dry vanilla and culinary spices. I'm pretty certain that this has cinnamon and nutmeg in it.
    Do you get any resemblance in the overall vibe between Calling all angels and Devotion by house of Matriarch?

    I know the former leans more on the gourmand elements, and the latter utilises that extra kick of tea note, but the common pillar pieces in both compositions are very obvious to my nose.

    I seriously can't help but smell the similarities between the two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdwctdwc View Post
    Do you get any resemblance in the overall vibe between Calling all angels and Devotion by house of Matriarch?

    I know the former leans more on the gourmand elements, and the latter utilises that extra kick of tea note, but the pieces are there.

    I seriously can't help but smell the similarities between the two.
    I get what you're saying, but I actually find Devotion runs a little closer to Precious Woods in that they're both quite peppery. Devotion is pretty "scorched" and dry, though, and CAA certainly has a desiccated aspect that juxtaposes the vanilla. CAA is NUCLEAR on me though.

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    CAA is NUCLEAR on me though.
    Indeed, very potent and thick ! I woke up today and rich traces of it are still on my hand. That's 24 hours later...
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    I've got PW from a trade. It smells like Chinese medicine to me hahaha. On 2nd thought it reminds me of old furnitures .

    If you enjoy something like Dark Aoud you are going to like PW, otherwise... stay away .
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    So I'm reading their lucky scent page and I'm thinking wow this is pretty cool. I bit over the top with the full moon and special rocks, but whatever the name is cool and the scents sound interesting. I get to the end and read this,

    'Adding chemical ingredients into natural essences is like putting MSG on your organic food. Trust in the power of nature. That‘s all we need.' -Tanja Bochnig

    Why limit yourself....imagine what you could do with those high quality naturals and some synths. The real perfumer can turn out a masterpiece with just synthetics and a little natural.....and make a nice margin. I think all natural houses and the aromatherapy movement are wasting important resources just to say it's all natural.

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    I've just ordered 2x 2.5ml samples of 'Calling All Angels'. It is Very Expensive Per Ml, and buying 30ml is Very Expensive.
    But the 2.5ml samples are priced cheaper per ml than the 30ml bottle.

    30ml bottle 169 euros ( 5.63 euros per ml)
    2.5ml Sample 13.99 euros ( 5.59 per ml)
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    For me, the entire April Aromatics line has merits. I have sampled over 3,000 scents in the last 10 years and have never smelled a more pure virginal quality in a perfume. Expensive? Yes Overpriced? No

    The value is in the purity which I have not smelled from any other organic company. Somehow Tanja has managed to create line I would have named Virgin Aromatics - because the ingredients just smell so virginal and untouched.

    If I wasn't already retired and had deeper pockets I wouldn't hesitate a minute to purchase several April Aromatic scents and wear them all the time.The wearer of these scents is treated to just the most wonderful day. The quality is mesmerizing. These are the kind of scents celebrities should be wearing to the Oscar's and George Clooney's wedding, etc... You can hob nob up close and never offend - and you'll smell like the millionaire you are.

    For those of you who really appreciate naturals, but just find April Aromatics just not fitting into their budget - I completely understand.

    May I introduce you to Kiori. A natural pure parfum mixed with jojoba oil, sold in small 1/8 and 1/4 oz bottles for as low as $48.00. Not quite the purity factor of AA, but heavenly with all day longevity with tons of compliments.

    http://mykiori.com/
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    I love Precious Woods for the same reasons that Jack Hunter mentioned above - the Mysore Sandalwood note is exquisite and given the full spotlight to bask in all of its loveliness. If you're not interested in a very linear and intensely wood prominent scent, then this one just won't work for you. I, like fragrance123 mentioned above, do get a bit of a 'old furniture' vibe when I first spray PW on but I think it fades sort of fast and gives it a bit of edginess.

    I will say this, I have to be in the right mood to wear this - like most other intensely woody scents (Chene by Serge Lutens, Wonderwood by CdG, etc)
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    PW is a serious wood fest. It's surprisingly dirty as well, actually reminding me of an aisle in a hardware store (it's the cedar that she uses). I like the line and I agree with thebeck that these are nicely handled to show off the materials. When it comes to precious raw materials, though, florals are the most representative for me and so I enjoy scents like the Unter den Linden and Jasmina more than scents like PW. I'm not a huge fan of CAA (too thick and sticky), but Bohemian Spice is a good patchouli scent. Like PW, it's somewhat raw and a tad harsh, but fascinating to smell.

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    Erdenstern you guys! ERDENSTERN!!! It is soo good - has anyone else tried it? Lucky Scent has samples.

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    I've tried Erdenstern. More reserved than others in the line, but I did enjoy it.

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