Monday, April 15, 2013
Coty Sand and Sable
My initial reaction to this 1981 floral concoction is DAMN ! This heady brew is not for everyone and that includes those in proximity to the wearer.
Bordering on crass, Sand and Sable opens with both barrels. I have to tell you that this particular scent simply isn't my cup of tea, but I know from researching it that others like it enough to own it and give it a thumbs up. As for me, Sand and Sable succeeded where many, many others have failed......and that is to give me an eye-piercing headache. I kid you not when I say I had to remove it from my skin ( more than once ) and take some Ibuprofen.
I love fragrance and especially sampling all manner of diverse creations, but I draw the line at physical discomfort. I also thought I smelled Tuberose in this mix, but it's a mute point at this juncture.
On my skin, Sand and Sable is a very shrill and penetrating floral. Aside from the fact that an ingredient in its construction is very disagreeable with my chemistry, I doubt very highly that I could ever give this release a positive review. All treble with no midrange or base is not a good thing in my book. Since I could not finish any of the wearings, a big, fat assed neutral rating is warranted with a strong recommendation to sample before purchase.