Kaze mo nai no ni,
The mischievous sake-swigging, debt-riddled shapeshifting raccoon dog. These creatures carry a fistfuls of counterfeit cash and wear leaves from Buddha's sacred lotus atop their heads. Their kin-tama -- golden balls -- are so large that they can swing them over their shoulders like backpacks, and are so taut that they can play them like drums. They are masters at the art of transformation, and live to overindulge in wine and women.
A scent of hedonistic, uninhibited joy: bamboo reed, plum blossom, persimmon, magnolia, black pine, sweet osmanthus, flowering cherry, mandarin orange, wisteria, and yuzu.
Surely I can't be the first to review this, can I?
Whatever's going on in here, it's sweet and fruity and elusive. It keeps morphing -- well, OK, shapeshifter, right? My raccoon-dog is definitely turning into more than a tea-kettle here! I'll have to wait and see what all happens, but so far, it's been everything from a full rich red fruit scent to a delicate almost floral note, something like a white peach or a sweet melon.
This Tanuki is enigmatic in a good way.
Later: retested this again (after wearing it several times but not making notes) on March 10, 2008, and I still love it. It's not changing much, which is fine with me, as I love its shapeshifting nature already and wouldn't want to lose any of the delicate notes. Definitely a keeper!
Edited by delicate_fangs, 10 March 2008 - 10:29 PM.