I loved this one. Dark vetiver done well. Didn't notice much vanilla, though.Berceuse - Alegretto 7.2
How does melancholy become beautiful? Listen to the stirring, sombre second movement of Beethoven’s 7th symphony and imagine how it might smell. Dark, sweeping, poignant: this is Allegretto 7.2.
A study in theme and variations, Allegretto 7.2 is built around Haitian vetiver that brightens and darkens as it develops, layering earthy scents, smoke, and lavender.
Allegretto 7.2’s notes recede and repeat rhythmically. A fresh mint top note poises in the air like a conductor’s baton, soon giving way to swirls of smoke, roots, and moist green leaves. Aromas of fresh-turned earth and wild vegetation join lavender and herbs at the heart. Then, as it falls from its crescendo, Allegretto settles on a warm base of cedarwood, vanilla, and benzoin. With its dynamic, seductive pulse, Allegretto is vetiver transcendent.
Florid marketing prose aside, this is a handsome bouquet of vetiver and herbs. I await the drydown, which I hope will be less centered on vanilla and benzoin than on a naturalistic cedar.
tried my penultimate Shauran fragrance - Baroque,Please use this thread to discuss which fragrance you tried for the first time, or that you sampled today.
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the first oud fragrance I smelled was Tom Ford Oud Wood, not a fan by a long shot and unfortunately it literally reminded me of Ajax, the cleaning product. So now I’m all hesitant when I see oud in the name
This is another one that could definitely be described as testosterone in a bottle. One of the most powerful smokey boozy things I've ever smelled, I got a sample randomly thrown in with another purchase when I was just first getting into fragrance and I remember thinking "wtf is this???"Beaufort London - Vi et Armis
Described variously as 'chaos in a bottle' and 'an alchemist's Christmas party,' this addictive fragrance is a celebration of that which is smoked: lapsang souchong, heavily peated whisky, dark tobaccos, spice, and opium combine to produce an intensely provocative fragrance using heavily ‘overdosed’ ingredients. Paradoxical and challenging—singular and narcotic.
This is another one that could definitely be described as testosterone in a bottle. One of the most powerful smokey boozy things I've ever smelled, I got a sample randomly thrown in with another purchase when I was just first getting into fragrance and I remember thinking "wtf is this???"
Yes, I deliberately queued it up next as a sort of “pissing contest” (though there’s nothing pissy about either Couer de Noir or Vi et Armis). I’ll edit my thoughts about VeA into my initial post, but it’s certainly different from CdN, although similarly challenging in the opening. Dr. T. was not a fan, but she’s warmed to it a bit since it passed the “punch you in the nose” phase.
The sometimes unexpected glory of random unrequested samples!
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