It gets discouraging at times, but if it was still in production, they would have emasculated it beyond recognition by now. The industry loves to perform lobotomies on fragrances still gracing the shelves and none seem to be spared.
Once the tumult subsides somewhat, hints of berry and mysterious fruit find their way into the fray. Damn this is good and stands head and shoulders above most designers released these days. It's amusing that when this was released in the 1990's, there were so many well made and cutting edge fragrances that they weren't considered as such or highly regarded for that matter. When you pair these "classics" up to current creations, well........you get the idea......
Once Basala dries down, it gets slightly leathery and a bit woody. Moss is the next to introduce itself and while not an extroverted rendition, it's enough to give Basala a recognizable fougere characteristic. The volume continues to lower and after a few hours morphs into a close scent. In extended drydown, I can still detect everything described with the addition of a very subtle musk and whiffs of resin. Basala, in totality, is an excellent, fruity green lavender bomb that transforms into a leathery wood with resiny musk.
Read that last sentence again and then tell me this doesn't deserve two thumbs up.