Notes: Rum absolute, saffron, bitter orange peel, black cumin, Doum palm, smoked ebony, sugar cane, leather, red sandalwood.
Pros: Interesting bottle by Serge Mansau. Effervescent, sweet topnotes, like cola, set against a similar woody base.
Cons: Not entirely original composition, reminds me of CDG Sequoia (or is it Palisander), though a bit more boozey. Also slightly reminiscent of DK Chaos (that's right, you heard me, I said Chaos...well, I didn't say it, but I wrote it)
Bottleworthy? If you're a bottle collector, yes. Personally, I'll pass.
Where can I buy it? 75ml edt $85 Beautyhabit.com
The Bottom Line: With nods to D'Orsay's Le Dandy, an interesting release from the long silent house of Lubin. Better than average composition with moderate longevity. The overall effect on my skin is a bit Dr. Pepper-ish. Perfect if woody and sweet are your thing.
Rating (out of 10): 7
Can you think of any other scents with an African theme?