Adjatay Cuir Narcotique 
The Different Company (2016)

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Luc Gabriel
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Reviews of Adjatay Cuir Narcotique by The Different Company

There are 7 reviews of Adjatay Cuir Narcotique by The Different Company.

Adjatay opens with smooth yellow floral ylang-ylang at the fore with a hard leather accord undertone before quickly moving to its heart. As the composition enters its early heart the moderately sweet banana-like ylang-ylang remains, now in support of indolic white floral tuberose that takes the fore, infused with significant rough leather rising from the base and a touch of indolic jasmine. During the late dry-down the white and yellow florals gradually dissipate then vacate, leaving remnants of of the rough leather, now softened by woody-leathery styrax and slightly sweet sandalwood smoothing it through the finish. Projection is very good and longevity excellent at well over 12 hours on skin.

Adjatay was love at first sniff for this writer. Tuberose, which is the focal note through most of the composition's development is usually a challenging one for me, but the leather balances the normally difficult white floral quite well, as does the soft leathery styrax and sandalwood in the base. The ylang-ylang also is quite prominent, playing a key role in adding a fruity floral banana aspect to the heart that melds perfectly with the tuberose. The late dry-down is probably the best part of the composition as the florals vacate to allow the now softened leather and smooth woods to sing. On the whole, the development is relatively linear (in a good way) and near-perfectly controlled. One non-perfume smell related comment is the solid metal cap on the 100 ml bottle at least is not particularly well-designed. It has a tall graduated structure that makes gripping it extremely difficult, and it snaps tightly and firmly into place to the bottle, making for quite the challenge in getting the darned thing off. Well-built, but *not* good. The bottom line is the possibly discontinued $119 per 100 ml bottle at discounters Adjatay is an "excellent" 4 stars out of 5 rated perfectly unisex floral leather perfume that is recommended to everyone, even those that usually disdain wearing white floral tuberose.
Aug 23, 2020

Narcotic, indeed! Nearly booze-laced, in a way. Tropical jungle ylang ylang, tuberose, and jasmine. Throw in some bits of mandarin for good measure. An intensive floral, ACN ticks all the boxes for a big, white floral perfume.

The leather adds a strange character flaw for me. It has an almost industrial chemical smell like xylene. Unfortunately, it lasts too long and ruins this fragrance for me for awhile... Tonka tames the leathery beast much later, making this enjoyable once again.

The flowers remain in full force. Sandalwood and styrax add some bitter darkness. Ylang, tuberose, and jasmine cling together, not allowing each other to stray from the bunch... This isn't overly creative. I've smelled many similar to this, sans xylene accord. It has very good sillage and staying power... Eventually tuberose takes over, naturally. She does that quite often.
May 6, 2019

I am always on the lookout for masculine florals. This is not really 'masculine', but more unisex and that suits me fine. On my skin it is a tuberose-ylang combo with added 'amber/leather’ and a tiny bit of funk (castoreum?). It has a long duration and works well in the hot climate. It may be best not to overspray as the florals can be overpowering.

It evokes the feeling of some attars with the combination of florals and 'amber'. No oud in it as far as I can tell.
Apr 20, 2019

This is a fine quality, clean leather with none of the butch or "meaty" associations that sometimes accompany this note. Here it's blended with ylang ylang & tuberose, while papyrus lends a crispness to the mix, preventing it from becoming overly sweet or heady. Over the first two hours, the leather fades, leaving a deliciously buttery white & yellow floral accord. Five hours in, there's a mineral note that reminds me of Goutal's Un Matin d'Orage. I've smelled this in a few other fragrances as well, & I've yet to figure out what it is, but I like it! I don't get anything remotely animalic in the base, just smooth, creamy sandalwood. The projection is good, & it all lasts around seven hours before fading.
From the notes list, I expected something a little filthier than this. But no matter; it's a very elegant & beautiful tropical floral leather that makes its presence felt to just the right degree, without ever becoming cloying. Very nicely done.
Dec 5, 2018

Exquisite! Tuberose, ylang ylang and the heliotrope is the bomb! Of course, there's tonka, styrax and musk here, too. It's all there, but skillfully blended. Sweet, ambery tuberose is the overall effect with whiffs of heliotrope. I don't really get the leather all that much but it's still enjoyable. A heady, bossy floral. Underneath, a faint soapiness, possibly that will lead to leather in future.
This conjures up thoughts of a brilliant spring garden, sprinkled with light and white flowers.
Jun 28, 2017

I love tuberose but I dislike leather. I was wondering about this one.

You get a lot of sweet tuberose, some powdery neroli and then it's all about dry leather. Not for me, but well-made.
Apr 13, 2017

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