mrclmind's Review of No. 18 Eau de Toilette by Chanel

No. 18 is definitely unique. I can understand why so many people dislike it. I think it is quite remarkable, personally. This is a fragrance that is built around the ambrette seed, along with rose and iris. This is a scent that is very difficult to describe, and I can imagine a good many people wrinkling their nose upon testing it and dismissing it out of hand. I find it a very intriguing, beguiling and completely original scent. It starts out somewhat green and strident, and softens into a hauntingly familiar floral/botanical musk scent that dries down into a somewhat calyx like petaled musk that must be experienced to understand. It is an acquired taste to be certain, but this is an exceptional work around the ambrette note.

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