Notes: sage, bergamot, lavender, Italian iris concrete, cocoa, amber, vetiver, patchouli, and possibly leather and cardamom.
Pros: Not a whiff of ozone, green tea, or melon here! Beautiful Iris note lingers throughout. Amazing bottle.
Cons: SWEET! Sweet! did I mention it's sweet? The scent falls apart as it opens, drifting into gourmand nothingness.
Bottleworthy? Well, yes, the bottle is. As for the scent? Well, it IS Dior, and it DOES have a nice cocoa and iris blend. Best to buy it at a discount.
Where can I buy it? 100ml edt spray $34.99 Scentiments.com
The Bottom line: Sweet men's gourmand in a stunning bottle by Tsutomu Kiyama. Opens with promise and then goes nowhere. I would have liked a richer or more complex development with more prominent leather and vetiver notes, instead the scent mimics Rochas Man and Hanae Mori for Men. When I wore it last night my roommate's reaction was a grimace and an "Eeeewww!"
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Rating (out of 10): 6
What's your favorite scent where the bottle is more impressive than the juice?