Thursday, December 16, 2010
Black Cashmere by Karan
I have sampled this 4 times now and my first impression without knowing the notes beforehand was saffron and incense, subtle rose and spicy woods. This is, in fact correct, once I looked up the accords and it's a testament to the notes being able to breathe in this fragrance.
I can see why people love this and why it has detractors. The collusion of notes gives me a suede-like vibe, but the driving force for me in Black Cashmere is a spicy incense over woods. The saffron note is intermittent but accounted for and wafts around in the mix. There's clove and nutmeg in this scent and I believe those are responsible for some not liking Cashmere. I like those type of spicy notes depending upon their volume. I also eschew wearing offerings like this in warmer temperatures.
The drydown is a very pleasant spicy wood that has an oriental slant to it. For those who have shown a proclivity for woody incense and spices like some of the Lutens line, you may want to give this a sample stroll. While not for everyone, I like it very much and have found yet another saffron scent that's masculine enough for me to wear. Black Cashmere is assuredly a shared scent that, to me, leans more masculine than anything.
Thumbs up from Aromi for Karan's Black Cashmere.