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Devilscent #3 : The Inevitable
by Olympic Orchids


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GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
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HouseOlympic Orchids
PerfumerEllen Covey

About Devilscent #3 : The Inevitable

Devilscent #3 : The Inevitable is a shared / unisex perfume by Olympic Orchids. The fragrance was created by perfumer Ellen Covey

Reviews of Devilscent #3 : The Inevitable

Devilscent #3 reminds me of what you'd get if you combined a bay rum with the charred forest base used in the other Devilscent perfumes. It's a good combination - the bay, sage, and clove feel right at home in a campfire/burnt incense setting, and the sugar sweetness you get in a proper bay rum acts here as an effective balance against the darker elements.

There's also something strongly animalic in here - you know how sometimes hiking through a forest, all the fallen trees and rotting dirt combine to kind of smell like poo? It's THAT kind of animalic, which I'm guessing is a trick done by mixing civet and incense. If it sounds gross, it sort of is, but it's such a naturalistic smell that it's more compelling and literal than anything offputting. Definitely recommended for fans of bay rums and niche woods.
10th April, 2017
The description for Devilscent#3 said it represents the destruction of the relationship started in Devi#1 and Devi#2, the point when the lovers part forever. There's a mélange of very deep notes in the opening, which is in some ways a signature of this house. Many of their fragrances have a big note-filled opening, a real cornucopeia that is always enjoyable to smell. I expected all the deep, dark, dry, brooding, notes, but it also has cinnamon leaf radiating off it, which was unexpected.
The odd juxtaposition of that cinnamon leaf with all the dark notes create a sort of sinister gingerbread, one that's been baked too long and is just about starting to burn. A very dense ashy gingerbread. So there's a hot burning quality, of ash, to this fragrance, sort of like the burning down of all the sweet rich notes of the relationship into deep, dark ash with vague notes of what used to be. This one was the Devi I thought I'd like least, but is my favorite. Devi#1 had an incredible midnote, but I like #3 throughout. For being so somber and dark, the cinnamon gives intensity and energy, so it's not cold or aloof. Even the end of the relationship burns with a somber passion.
It also has a quality of resignation and contemplation in the drydown, the frankincense and myrrh, which enrichens the experience, sort of like Job sitting on the ashes, contemplating his loss. The description said it may give you strange dreams, but I haven't tested that...
I like all this fragrance has to say, but mostly I like the fragrance itself.
09th May, 2015 (last edited: 07th February, 2019)

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