Monday, January 11, 2010
Cannabis Santal by Fresh
Does is smell like weed? Not at all. It is reminiscent of tobacco accords like Zino, but of a lighter nature.It is an EDP selling for approximately $.74 per ml, so that isn't too bad. If I never smelled the likes of Zino and its tobacco counterparts, I'd probably pick up a bottle of Cannabis, but the others smell just as good or better. They are possessers of deeper accords. They also are much cheaper.
That aside, Cannabis Santal opens with a citric fruit combo with the already apparent patchouli. The volume is polite and pretty much stays that way from start to finish. The patchouli-rose duo blended with citrus and fruit give off a pleasant tobacco accord. The base is an uncomplicated vetiver-musk. There's chocolate listed in the basenotes as well, but I find it to be hiding behind the other suspects proficiently enough to go basically unoticed by me.
I find no real transitions in Cannabis Santal. What I get in the first few minutes is what I get for the life of the scent. This is a pleasant offering and if you like tobacco related masculines, I recommend sampling other notables and do side by side comaprisons.