This fragrance is well named. Many of the notes are traditional eau de cologne participants, but the intensity of this highly concentrated cologne absolute allows the segments of the harmony to really stand out. Sort of like a jazz combo with all players straining at full tilt. I notice particularly the scent of tarragon, violet leaf, light patchouli which are underwritten by the green smoothe Givescone. Initially I didn't like this fragrance because it was so obviously a traditional cologne take off. However, I enjoy it more every time I wear it and like the biting herbal greens that work every bit as well as Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet, for instance.
Thumbs up for Cologne Absolute. I would rate it 6.5 / 10.