pince_nez's Review of Aleksandr by Arquiste

This is actually a beautiful scent! And I think completely unisex. It has a minty-camphoraceous feel at the beginning (perhaps reminding us that Alexander Pushkin and Russia are the inspirations). I suspect from the fir balsam. Then violets, intense. The violets are then wrapped up in suede, or leather. Floral, yet has an animalic edge to it.

This is not, in my opinion, a casual scent. More formal, reserved. For occasions grand, and to impress with elan.

That Yann Vasnier did it, is no wonder!


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