Saturday, July 7, 2012
Tokyo Milk Bulletproof No. 45
What could be better than being the person called upon to name fragrance accords? It would as close to a dream job for me as humanly possible.
Bulletproof No. 45 is the 2nd fragrance from this house I have tried and so far, Tokyo Milk is batting 1000. Some of the note descriptions may be a stretch, but in the end, who gives a %$#@ what a perfume house claims is used in their accords? I certainly don't, as long as the overall scent is good to go.
Feminine? No, this is shared all the way and if I was forced to choose a gender, I'd have to say this leans a bit more masculine than anything. This is dark with a shimmer to it and the smokiness is the perfect compliment for the hard, woody base.
I really don't experience coconut milk, but there is a shadowy tea note in the mix. It's wispy and performs well within the accord. What I'm perceiving as saffron is subtle, but I cannot help thinking it's included in this pleasurable brew. Even the woods implemented doesn't smell like your garden variety rendition. The base accord in Bulletproof No. 45 is dense, dry and long lasting.
Tokyo Milk's Bulletproof No. 45 has proven to be a very interesting fragrance and one definitely worth sampling. I've worn it enough times now to add it to the "purchase" list. Sillage is acceptable and longevity on me is surprisingly good. I'm getting 6 hours from moderate applications. A big thumbs up from Aromi for Tokyo Milk's smoky woody.