Thursday, March 22, 2012
Un Parfum de Sens & Bois by The Different Company
The very first thing I noticed about Un Parfum de Sens & Bois is that it wears so light that it almost defies gravity. I have a difficult time digesting that this is an Eau de Parfum. Imagine wearing a fishnet tank top made of dental floss and then you can begin to understand the substance of this fragrance.
The opening is an extremely sheer citric wood with a bite from pepper. I keep thinking I'm smelling sandal instead of cedar, but the wood rendition is tuned low as to keep me wondering. The violet rears its head soon after, but this too doesn't smell like the normal associations I have with the note. So far, I'm completely underwhelmed.
The other players, including incense, are muddied and barely make their presence felt. It's been awhile since I gave a scathing review, but this fragrance deserves it. I have recently reviewed quite a few "close" fragrances that still managed to possess substance. This one has neither.
Sillage is low and longevity is mediocre. A big fat neutral rating from Aromi for Un Parfum de Sens & Bois and I'm being kind.