Friday, January 15, 2010
Josef Statkus ( Juozas Statkevicius)
From reviews, incense lovers rejoiced over this fragrance. I like a well blended incense as much as the next guy, but my wardrobe doesn't possess many since there aren't many to my liking that use the note harmoniously.
It seems the reviews on Josef Statkus are accurate. This is an EDP and it manifests itself in accord gravity instead of being a sillage and longevity monster. The accords, in their entirety, are smooth and have seamless transitions. I get a coriander and patchouli duo in the opening that are immediately followed by incense and a hint of wood. The balance of note strength is what makes this successful. The jasmin seems to wait for the proper time to appear. It too is in perfect balance and lends a fullness to an already successful accord.
The drydown isn't a letdown and proceeds to bring forth a very even-keeled van-amber, musky wood with the ever present incense note. No one note outdoes the other here and THAT is the magic of Josef Statkus. I only wish this fragrance wasn't $3 plus per ml. Price point aside, this shared EDP is most assuredly good to go. Very nice incense woody with oriental overtones.