A Season in Fragrance : Five for Autumn


Coal by Andrea Maack

NOTES : SICHUAN PEPPER, PINK PEPPER, JUNIPER BERRY, CEDAR, PAPYRUS, COAL, SANDALWOOD, PATCHOULI, LEATHER

Dusty papyrus, then something mineral and metallic, progressing to flint on pyrite producing a spark.

Then incense, and a spare greyness. Surreal but comforting.

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Hemmingway 1899 by Histoires de Parfums

NOTES : BERGAMOT, JUNIPER, BLACK PEPPER, ORANGE BLOSSOM, IRIS, CINNAMON, VANILLA, VETIVER, AMBER

I would deem this a truly unisex cologne. Old-fashioned in the best possible way, with a luxurious, spiced tobacco vibe.

On me, the opening is mostly juniper, transitioning to cigars and cinnamon, with an antique-y amber finish.

A refined scent for the proubly defiant.

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Intoxicated by Kilian

NOTES : TURKISH COFFEE, CARDAMOM, NUTMRG, CINNAMON, CARAMELISED SUGAR

An airy gourmand - coffee and cardamom, with a slightly green, almost absinth facet, to keep things interesting.

This one won't warmly envelope you in the way that some more cloying gourmands might - it's surprisingly cold and herbal, in fact - and I have to think that's probably why I like it.

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Lonestar Memories by Tauer

NOTES : GERANIUM, CARROT SEED, CLARY SAGE, SMOKEY LEATHER, CISTUS, JASMINE, VETIVER, MYRRH, TONKA, SANDALWOOD

Desolate dry earth. Hot desert air. The perfect scent for anyone who enjoys leather fragrances, and wants to smell absolutely fascinating.

I get an apothecary leather opening: followed by bitter, tarred woods, and a surprise petrol element; ultimately settling into a resinous, smokey drydown.

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Tonka by Laboratory Perfumes

NOTES : MANDARIN, MOSS, PINK PEPPER, TONKA BEAN

This is an elegant, very grown=up fragrance: quite linear, but also multi-faceted; balancing clean, calm top notes, with a warm, smokey heart.

It's deeply rich, certainly modern, and unquestionably opulent.

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