Leonard Bernstein once said about Beethoven's music that i had shocking rightness,and i can't think of a better description of Yerbamate.this is really good.full of intensely natural smell of earth and sap,nose-tingling crushed vegetation.more of a smell than a scent,much less a perfume.reminds me of a well tended greenhouse as the evening cools,full of tea,grass.
The harsh bitter verdancy of galbanum with cool mint and green tea being a crisp breeze brings forward scents of early flowers and past winter's decay.the fragrance eventually softens and becomes more transparent in the dry down with a little citrusy powder musk.it is perfect for those hot summer days when you feel that you need to take several showers to preserve your freshness. sillage not huge,longevity fades out at 4-5 for me.but it's really worth reapplying.
Yerbamate is a very nice and complex fragrance with sweet and musky green start, woody and floral mid and finally musky earthy base.
At the opening I can smell a sweet green herbal scent with some floral notes in the background.
The sweetness is warm and very sensual that beside warmth and and sweet smell it has some sort of powdery feeling. this sweet feeling remind me of soil sugar's smell and taste but in powdery form not solid small cube shape! there's small amount of musk beside this powdery sweetness as well but not too much.
For unknown reason this powdery green and slightly floral opening gives the scent a well known aura of iris (at least to my nose!) which is very nice.
In the mid that green feeling settles down and sweetness amps up a little bit. now some woods joining in. the woody smell is bitter and dry with soft peppery aspect that gives the scent a really nice masculine kick.
The powdery feeling and soft floral notes still kicking in this part and you can feel them.
In the base I get a semi sweet musky, soft woody and slightly earthy smell that is completely close to the skin and hard to detect.
Projection is above average and longevity is around 5 hours on my skin but after 3 hours it sticks to the skin and even yourself can barely smell it.