More Cool Than Tough
- Jun 12, 2008
Yeah, basically my reaction. Strong bug spray vibes.
I've had a jokey rant going in the Friday sync thread about how persistent this stuff is - after about 10 hours of nuclear projection last time I wore it, I eventually had to scrub it off in the shower. Despite only wearing two light sprays from a decant and giving myself a thorough scrub, when I got out of the shower it was still so strong on my skin that it managed to contaminate the bath towel and my bedsheets to the point where it was obviously detectable the next day. I washed my t-shirt on hot, with an extra rinse cycle, and 10 days later (!) I put the clean shirt on and the screeching BI smell was still strong enough to give me an instant headache. My new theory is that most people are just anosmic to whatever molecules are overdosed here, and those of us who can smell it just have a really rough ride. Wear with caution!
I own and wear a lot of vetiver scents without issue, including some that heavily rely on ISO E and vetiveryl acetate, so I don't think it's the vetiver note. Here, I suspect it's either the akigalawood or whatever "georgywood" is (or some other unlisted molecule), and the ambroxan base seems to quietly boost longevity to insane levels. I agree this doesn't really smell woody so much as aggressively peppery, more of a harsh chemical smell than anything.
Glad some folks love it, but I suspect we'll see more of these reactions as this stuff grows in popularity. I had a similar reaction to Gucci Guilty Absolute, for what it's worth; I actually enjoyed the scent profile, but something in the top notes came off as screeching and caused an instant headache.
EDIT: in defense of Bois Imperial, my daughter smelled it on me the other day and said she loved it, literally describing it as "the best scent you've tried." So there's that at least!
Yeah I’m wearing it again today and no change..spicy bug spray that assaults my senses. I’m guessing I’ll never get this one because it’s quite linear too. About 5 seconds every 30 min or so I get a smell of what it could be and then assaults again
I actually saw them but frightened me off as I had never heard of them. Thanks for the recommendation though!! Providing I like my sample I'll probably look to order via them.
You’ll def like it mate. The hype is real on this one!!!
Man of the World you are smart sampling because I was prepared to love this stuff and went full bottle and it was a dud to me. For me I’m Public Enemy… don’t believe the hype😀