Fans of gourmand perfumes and fans of woody evergreen scents are rarely the same people, because the two genres are so different - heavy and sweet vs. green, sharp and resinous. Finding a fragrance that will satisfy both kinds of fans is rare, but
Imagine if you mixed Rochas Homme with Fou d'Absinthe, and you'll have an idea of what this is like. Sound stupid? It's not, and it works. You get this warm, semi-sweet coffee note, similar to what you smell in a lot of today's gourmand fragrances, on top of what smells like resinous, bristling evergreen notes. There are no evergreen notes listed for this scent, but I'd swear there were fir needles or cypress mixed in here. This combination of warm, sweet, bitter and woody is awesome, and the fragrance never gets heavy, overly sweet or piercing. In fact, the scent becomes less sweet over time, and the pine-like woody notes get stronger, which is rare for any scent of this type.
Along with John Varvatos Artisan and Swiss Army Altitude,
MY RATING: 8.5/10