Sunday, May 30, 2010
We come to Thundra. Luckyscent describes 4 notes in all; leaves, patchouli, mint and musk. The combo of mint and patch in the opening gives me the allusion of Thundra also having vetiver included. I stayed focused on the development for the first 15 minutes and find that the patchouli is earthy and dirty, besides being the dominant note. There are whiffs of leaves in the progression along with a coolness from the mint.
Thundra is not substantial in the sense that you'd expect a Profumum release to be. Removing Profumum's reputation from the equation and simply smelling this on its own merit, you'd be hard pressed to conclude this is even a niche release. It could easily pass for a moderately priced designer frag that has patchouli in its name. I have had ( and currently own) more superior designers that work off a similar theme as Thundra.
The price point ( once again) comes into play, but especially here since Thundra is, for all intents and purposes, an uninspired release and severely overpriced. The listed musk is too little, too late and really brings nothing to the table here. I can see no reason why any fragrance buff would pay this amount when for one-tenth the amount, a viable equivalent can be had.