Notes: Frankincense, Musk Rose, Iris, African jasmine, and Vanilla
Pros: Lives up to the company name, immediately strange with a smoldering frankincense note. Completely unique, and moody. Though a floral, there is nothing remotely pretty about it, read: this is not the scent of a spring garden. Definitely erotic. A scent that might be used for seduction.
Cons: Not for the faint of heart with an opening effect quite similar to a highway rest stop, toilet cake and all. Using all natural perfume oils, this one takes some time to unfold and relax. In one word, raw.
Bottleworthy? I can barely afford the sample let alone purchase a bottle. As this is something I would only wear on rare occasions, I'll pass.
Where can I buy it? $185 for 1/4 oz. Barneys, New York; $15 + s&h for a sample vial from firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bottom Line: Perfect for frankincense lovers, and don't let those floral notes fool you! A rich, almost smoky fragrance that is truly odd. Yes it has an animalic edge, but at the same time, I feel strangely drawn to it...that said, I can also find reasons to dislike it. One of the most unusual scents I've ever tried.
Rating (out of 10): 6.5
Is there a scent that you have a love/hate relationship with?