Lentisque by Phaedon (2013)

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  1. odysseusm
    Top: Mastic essential oil, Galbanum
    Heart: Mastic absolute, Cistus labdanum, Dry woods
    Base: Vetiver, Cedar, Musk, Ambergris

    A lovely find during my recent trip to London.
    This has a very green opening. The mastic and galbanum combine to give a leafy, refreshing, crisp and resinous accord. At times there is a hint of a dusky green note, like clary sage. Superbly dry, classy and wears very well. Arguably one of the best of the mastic-oriented scents on the scene. Lovely hint of dry woods. In the dry-down, a well-rounded vetiver note appears, presenting grassy, smoky and earthy tones. A pleasure to wear!
  2. odysseusm
    This is a delightful, dry, green scent. I give it 5 stars on my BN review which is a rarity.
    Very green galbanum opening. Hints of smoke throughout. Double mastic which gives a grassy, dusky, hay-like and resinous quality but does not overwhelm other elements. In particular the vetiver also is very pleasing and adds a different grassy note. A superbly designed and executed scent. Very classy and masculine in its quietly confident austerity.
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    is LENTISQUE at all similar to GINSENCE ????
  4. odysseusm
    In reply to the above question -- I don't know. I've never heard of Ginsence, nor was I able to find any reference to it.
    Can you amplify on your question, scents or?
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    sorry, i should have been more specific: http://www.basenotes.net/ID26137519.html
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    sorry.......spelling mistake GINCENSE is the correct spelling
  7. odysseusm
    Thanks for the clarification.
    Gincense looks ok, though I'm always a bit wary about marine notes. And the name is a bit odd. Gin + incense should be juniper berry & aromatics + incense.
    Doesn't look like it would have much similarity to Lentisque, with the prominent mastic note of the latter.
    Scents similar to Lentisque would be CdG Airborne and Sisley's Eau d'Ikar.
  8. odysseusm
    time to revisit this mastic-oriented scent.
  9. odysseusm
    Very green and resinous. This time, I am zeroing in on a smokey note. Dry, very elegant.
    Excellent vetiver in the dry-down. A superbly designed scent. Very satisfying at each stage.
    The smokey note gives a slightly rueful, world-weary note.
  10. odysseusm
    time for another visit to this scent. For tomorrow.
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