I'm a huge fan of elemi. This, doesn't disappoint. Waves of citrus add to it. An earthy, grain vibe exists here as well. Refreshing, so far.
Top notes carry into the heart. Resinous still. Some sweet woodiness. Pops of pepper... Smokier sweetness later. Elemi still smolders in the base. A good fragrance overall. I've smelled something like this before, and I enjoy it -- a bit too pricey for what it is.
The Harmonist philosophy is to offer a scent for each of the elementsearth, water, fire, wood and metaland serve it up two ways. One version speaks to the Yin in us (nurturing and sensitive, represented by the color black) and one version for our Yang side (powerful and assertive, embodied in the color white). As a first time customer, you are invited to enter the details of your birth (date, time and place) which allocates to you your position in the cosmos.
Golden Wood (Comfortable, Majestic and Powerful) is a real standout for meelemi and malted barley give way to oak and black pepper with a leathery birch and tonka base. This is beautiful stuffsweet with an almost nutty pipe tobacco note that reminds me, in some ways, of Naomi Goodsirs Cuir Velours. This feels totally masculine to me but could be devastating on a woman. Golden Wood is a cashmere sweater and tweed sort of scent that is sure to be a favorite.