I have samples of Ma Nishtana and Mandarava and I'm itching to try them but they came on the same day as my Ajeej Le Dore bottles. Hopefully I can get my nose on them starting Friday.
Everything was sold out now?:sad:
Finally got my samples just now. Ma Nishtana’s cap broke off and half leaked out! But I put it back together and sprayed. Wow these are both outstanding after the first few minutes. Oh boy...
The thing I don’t like about so many people’s favorite incense fragrances is the almost nose searing sharpness. This is the most full and rounded incense forward composition I’ve smelled yet.
And Mandarava is gorgeous spicy white and yellow florals but it’s not feminine per se. Already excited by these two. The website says everything is sold out. I’m hoping that’s just because he’s away from the business until the end of November.
Picked up a bottle of Wicked John by Strangers Parfum and WOW, I love it. It’s an exclusive with Bloom in London and it’s based on John Wick but it smells incredible. Great smoky/fresh lavender.
Lavender orris leather tobacco gun powder ink metal hay absolute rose Elemi cedar and soil
I have been on a bit of a Prissana kick. I already owned a bottle of Ma Nishtana, which is my favorite incense fragrance.Picked up a bottle of Haxan last week. It’s a really unique and addictive fougere. A love for me. I also have Mandarava and Thichila on order. Mandarava is really special. It has a vintage chypre vibe all the way through. Thichila is a blind buy.
Having sampled about 8-10 from the Strangers line, I just haven’t found any to be FBW. I respect the artistry, but they have all been too safe or too specific and strange. His Prissana line is pricier, but the quality is obvious and the creations are on another level IMO.