- Sep 18, 2020
finally getting my nose on some new ensar (to me at least):
homeros sq: i had an og sample of homeros that smelled way better than the attar i purchased. this scratched the itch. i love this, it’s not a smoke bomb but it has probably the best smoke note i’ve ever smelled without going overboard. it’s distinctly mineralic and i definitely imagine the mediterranean, the oud is medicinal here and provides support. incredibly unique and to me nearly the pinnacle of perfume. easily top 5 of all time..
tibetan musk edp: really pretty mediocre. it’s not hugely musky at all and though the initial chocolate blast is enjoyable the dry down feels like a generic fruit and floral forward french composition, entirely forgettable but not a terrible perfume- just not really unique or worth paying the cost. i must be missing something to people who love this.
so some questions: what would you recommend if i like homeros sq and other favorite smoky or just highly complex masculine ensars? i know moshpit pavarotti is smoky, though i’ve heard very mixed reviews..
if i don’t like TM is eo2 also similar enough to not sample? or is that deeply musky? i know with so many releases there is always some overlap, are his florals generally kind of like this and therefore skipable if i find this just okay?
Homeros OG remains my favorite edition, the beautiful woody smokiness is the main reason why I bought MP to get more of it, which is a smoke bomb and I love it whenever I'm in the mood for it. You probably would enjoy the Thai Tabac OG and C&P OG if you could find them in used market, but for newer releases, OSK is super masculine, same goes for Tigerwood, and the latest Oud SQ, they are leaning on the darker side but very masculine.
Sample EO2, Siber Extreme, Private Blend if you can, but for me....NFU and the latest Musc Gardenia are super beastly musk bombs, NFU can be challenging for some but the Tonkin musk from it hit hard and deep, same goes for the Mongolian from the new Musc Gardenia, so heavy in muskiness that it made a lot of people goes noseblind after 10~15min and couldn't smell it anymore. lol