The Dreamer is another love/hate fragrance, and I don't know why. It's unique, but I wouldn't call it iconoclastic. It's been called "The Screamer" by some people who hate it, but it doesn't smell all that powerful or loud to me. I find it to be a smooth and comfortable fragrance to wear, and I like it.
Even though there are a lot of notes listed for The Dreamer,
on my skin it's a linear, straightforward tobacco scent, and none the worse for
it. Some tobacco fragrances smell like
cigars (Cuba Red, Quorum, Cuba), some like tobacco leaves (Acqua di Cuba, Moods Uomo), and some like burnt tobacco (Michael Kors For Men). The Dreamer, by contrast, smells like
unsmoked cigarettes. Anyone who smokes
will appreciate this description: it smells like the inside of a pack of
cigarettes. Non-smokers might not be
familiar with this smell, but trust me, it smells nice regardless of whether or
not you smoke. It's a clean, soft woody
smell, with a hint of paper in it. The
Dreamer smells exactly like that, only with a touch of sweetness and spiciness
to give it depth.
The other thing that stands out is how powdery The Dreamer
is. It's not a sweet, heavy powderiness,
but rather a dry powder smell. It blends
really well with the tobacco note, and does not become overbearing. I like this aspect of The Dreamer.
That's about all I can really say about The Dreamer. It basically smells like a powdery pack of
cigarettes from start to finish, with not much development during the
journey. That's fine with me because I
like the way The Dreamer smells when I first spray it on, and I want that smell
to last, which it does. Sillage is moderate,
as it should be, and it lasts about 7 or 8 hours on my skin, which is just right.
I really like The Dreamer for its soft texture and unique
style. It's a fragrance I don't find
myself in the mood to wear very often, but it's good to know I have a bottle when
the mood hits.
MY RATING: 8/10