Friday, November 5, 2010
Espirit du Tigre by Heeley
Camphor and clove literally surge on your skin. It is strong and linear with only a lackadaisical appearance from cardamon 15 to 20 minutes into the life of the scent. I don't get the listed mint and it doesn't surprise me a bit. The camphor and clove have caused olfactory fatigue in no time flat. On me, the mint had about as much of a chance as the Pittsburgh Pirates ever getting to the World Series. ( My apologies......and condolences.....to any Pirates fans that happen to be reading this.)
This happens to be the totality of Espirit du Tigre. Rowdy clove with some more clove as a backup followed by....you guessed it.....a base of clove with a very wispy cardamon. I cannot say the clove is of the gourmand variety, although it performs effectively the way it is. The camphor remains for the duration as well and the aura is medicinally aromatic.
This is well made like the other offerings from this house. However, I wouldn't want to smell like this for any length of time, so a sample wearing is about as fun as it's going to get for me. Quality ingredients with excellent longevity are implemented here, so if you are a true clove head, you had better sample this puppy.