In the imp: pine, but with a soapy wet greenness.
Wet on skin: now this really does smell like pine cleaner.
Dry: lots and lots of green, wet pine. Now it doesn’t smell like toilet cleaner, but it’s like being attacked by a giant pine tree. Imagine being whomped by the Whomping Willow but instead of this monster tree being a willow, it’s a pine. It’s a full on pine explosion, like I’ve been rolling in Christmas tree needles for days. There’s a wet, dewy quality to this pine though. it also reminds me slightly of Wolf Moon’s pine, but less cold and sweet.
After a while: now I smell the ‘electric aquatic’ scent of Tempest and Lightning mixed with the ‘waxy wet cardboard’ scent I got from Tears appearing behind the pine. It smells like dry pine bark backed up by an aquatic/ozone note that doesn’t really agree with me-it smells like the ‘static drier sheets’ scent I get with stormy ozones. It now smells like a pine tree with lightning flashing all around it. And I don’t like stormy scents…then this becomes a green version of the likes of Tempest-lots of peppery, electric ozone here, and I also smell moss here-not delicate powdery oak moss, but the scrubby, gritty, lichen like moss of RM Renfield that I wasn’t crazy about.
Verdict: I was hoping this scent would be of pine sap, that’s what the name brought to mind. I love the scent of pine resin, exactly like from the Mediterranean pines Medvssa mentions-it’s messy stuff but it smells so good. I don't get that at all here. This smells like a pine tree overgrown with thick moss caught in a thunderstorm. Which may sound wonderfully poetic to some, but on my skin, that smells like a mutant Christmas tree covered in masses of suffocating scrubby swampy moss, draped in drier sheets and with an overwhelming whiff of ‘photocopier ozone’. I actually preferred the first stage where the pine was truly dominant in this scent, and not the electrified tumble dried mossy bark scent I get at the end. This one will have to go, it ain’t my thing, I’m afraid.
Is it a keeper? Nope.
If you like this, try: Wolf Moon 07, Yew Trees, Hemlock, Black Forest, Knecht Ruprecht, Thanatopsis, Jersey Devil
Edited by yeahbutnobut, 21 February 2007 - 11:35 PM.