Posted 10 April 2005 - 03:51 PM
Mmm, leather and smoky incense. No florals, no sweetness, not foody. Just a wonderful deep leather, with a deep smoky depth.
I'll update later, but so far... :P
This is wonderful. It has staying power, 12 hours later and I can still smell it. It has softened a bit, but it is still fiery leather. It reminds me a bit of Hellfire, as it has the same tone.
I like this, a lot. :D
Posted 13 April 2005 - 06:52 PM
Finny is just about right one with this. It is smoke, and leather, but there is something sweet to it as well. As though it isn't *just* smoke, but it is some kind of sweet wood, or maybe there is a hint of some kind of fuit. Moreso in the botle even... maybe cherry? Or something more medicinal? Maybe I'm crazy.
To me, it is a very soft, light scent. It really doesn't have much throw at all, even in the bottle. I just put it on recently, so I can't comment as to staying power.
I admit, I was worried when I heard it was all smoke and leather, because the other scents I've tried with this as a base haven't really done much for me. But I like this. And besides, it isn't just a perfume.
I'm editing this because I've thought of a better way to describe it. It is like the smoke of the purest ritual offering. It's a very powerful scent.
This post has been edited by Elanya: 14 April 2005 - 01:25 PM
Posted 15 April 2005 - 07:02 PM
Salty smelling with leather in the background. For me, this is Jolly Roger meets De Sade. Unfortunately, that doesn't bode well because most aquatic scents give me hives, but we'll see.
Wet on skin:
The salt note is the predominant one on me, although the leather is pretty intense. I'm not sure I like the combination...of course, I'm not sure that it's salt I'm smelling and not just my nose playing tricks with the leather.
Salty leather. This is a weird one for me and it's starting to burn, so I think it's safe to say Geburah doesn't like me.
The bottom line:
I don't think Geburah likes me, unfortunately. This one's probably going to be finding a new home. :D
EDIT: I sniffed Geburah again and damned if that isn't leather in there. :P
This post has been edited by Penance: 16 April 2005 - 07:43 PM
Posted 25 April 2005 - 03:00 AM
Posted 14 May 2005 - 11:02 PM
Posted 29 July 2005 - 01:29 AM
on: definitely leather, but with some smoke.
overall: this is ok, but i like the soft, brown leather of dead man's hand better. however, if i was looking for something smokier, i might pick this up.
Posted 04 August 2005 - 11:38 AM
Posted 12 August 2005 - 04:36 AM
In the bottle: Leather. The leathe note in De Sade, specifically.
On me: Black leather. After a few minutes, it turns ito leather and Irish Spring. Definitely a masculine scent.
Drydown: For the leather people *snork*, this would be fantastic. Not for me, though. :P
Posted 08 September 2005 - 02:53 PM
It smells masculine on me, but I can't put my finger on a single note. :P
Posted 18 September 2005 - 07:46 PM
On me: Very true to the bottle on the skin. It is very masculine but I could see a woman choosing it when she wants to feel tough.
Posted 20 September 2005 - 03:05 AM
Looking at the other reviews, it appears that I might be on the money with my leather comparison! That's refreshing, I usually am way off the mark. :P
This one is actually kind of working for me as a fragrance but Geek and Medicine Show are still more up my alley as far as scents go...this is a slightly medicinal leather with maybe a hint of tobacco.
It fades very quickly though there's still a hint of leather in the drydown...very much like Geek now. I didn't like leather in many blends, only with lots of woody scents to back it up, but I do like it in this.
Posted 18 October 2005 - 05:12 PM
Strong, smoky leather. That's it. It stayed true to that first impression too.
It was still going strong, but I washed it off after about an hour. My decant is going to be a gift for a male friend that I don't see often.
Posted 28 October 2005 - 12:47 PM
Yup, leather. But itís the tasty leather inside Dee, not necessarily a dark, sexual leather, but more of a sweet, aged leather thatís in an old, comforting coat or on a well-worn book. It probably has a hint of dry woods as a base, although itís not necessarily as woodsy or sharp as Dee. Itís a very beautiful, wearable-during-the-day leather scent. Iíd buy more if I didnít have a stash already and Dee on the way!
Posted 31 October 2005 - 07:50 PM
Posted 04 November 2005 - 01:43 AM
I'm not sure this is a scent I wear on my body but I really enjoy smelling it.
I'd love walking into a retail space and catching a whiff of this. I'd probably buy a lot of things.
Posted 11 November 2005 - 06:23 PM
This is the strongest leather blend I have ever smelled. I generally really like BPAL leather, but this was so overwhelming that I tried to wash it off. There was no room for any incense or smoke or salt subtlety on me...it was all intense, raw, strong, real leather smell.
I think I'm going to keep this and give it another chance in a bit, to see if my body chemistry changes...
Posted 18 November 2005 - 02:17 AM
Posted 19 November 2005 - 02:47 AM
I know only the faintest amount about the Sephiroth and I don't know if I'd use this for contemplation as a result. As purely personal fragrance, this seems too simple to wear on its own, but I'm curious about layering this with something a little sweeter, perhaps a fruity cherry- or berry-heavy fragrance. Maybe it would kind of be like what I wanted from Hellfire (cherry baby powder on me).
I wish it were less soapy, though. As drydown continues, the soapiness intensifies and dominates and if it gets much stronger, I won't be able to wear it.
On my scale, a 3 out of 5.
Posted 02 December 2005 - 05:08 AM
Definately smoke curling through rain-drenched fern...not bad smelling at all, but...unnatural, somehow...:P...
Ahah!! It's a faintly rubbery leather! Interestingly enough, this smells more like real leather to me than other BPAL leather blends (which just smells like wood blends). Postmodern is what I'd call Geburah...postmodern...
This post has been edited by joseybird: 02 December 2005 - 05:12 AM
Posted 28 December 2005 - 09:49 AM
Posted 31 December 2005 - 08:37 AM
Its like Dead Man's hand washed his hand, then smoked a cigarette
Posted 24 January 2006 - 07:21 AM
I love BPAL's leather note, and this blend is no exception. It's definitely going on the bottle list.
Posted 26 January 2006 - 05:45 PM
On my knee: More leather, just a hint of smoke. It smells cooler (in the temperature sense) on than it did in the bottle.
Posted 30 January 2006 - 05:04 AM
Wet: Clearly leather and possibly woods and sweet smoke.
Drydown: The same as in the bottle, really... leather, smoke, something sweetly spicy. Very masculine and somehow still extremely clean - actually it even smells like an antiseptic, perhaps the smell of alcohol or disinfectant (or Cologne, as some people said). It sometimes veers on the side of Play Doh or plastic at times, it's something I find happens often with smoke scents, on me. As it dries, it's mostly leather and this astringent scent, no more sweetness.
Overall: This would be absolutely great for a man. I don't think I can pull it off, but it's certainly sexy, Cologney, leathery goodness. I see this scent as very bright, for some reason, like a leathery ray of light - it doesn't make any sense, but that's what it smells like. It somewhat reminds me of "Wanda" in a more masculine version. But it's not sexual, it's more the clean warrior kind of leather. Hmm...
Posted 18 February 2006 - 02:55 AM
On Skin: This is a hot sexy leather blend. I love scents like Lovitar, Wanda, Perversion, De Sade, Bow & Crown of ConquestÖ and this one fits on perfect. This smells like clean leather, not icky and sweaty leather like Whip turns on me. This is so clean itís almost a bit soapy, maybe a wood note in there as well? I NEED to smell this on my husband, it may knock me over with happiness. This is so sexy it just screams MAN. It makes me all dizzy with giddiness, am I a sucker for leather or what? It most reminds me of De Sade, but a little more in your face, not as comforting as De Sade. I think I need a bottle.