This is a scent that was designed to work with an individual’s own skin chemistry from the outset.
The citrus lasted very shortly off the top. I couldn’t pull out the ginger.
Honestly if the top was longer lasting I would really enjoy this offering.
Heavy oakmoss about ten minutes after and it hangs out over the base pretty heavy. Vetiver grows through, it is a very powerful thick Vetiver that is really really nice, the problem in this composition is the Vetiver and Oakmoss really take over the fragrance in my opinion.
I was really hoping to have more of the mandarin in the musk accord. That is what really interested me about this scent. I am really getting into experimenting with bases as it seems they are few and far between. I get it it’s a dangerous thing when people have to live with the base the longest in a fragrance. That is what they will end up loving or just wanting to scrub off. Maybe the mandarin changes the oakmoss a bit it does smell a little different I would expect a little more citrus the way the notes are explained.
The base and drydown were a bit too much of the same. Not a bad thing but in the golden age of creative perfumery that $3 an ML level has to be very selective.