Posted 30 March 2011 - 05:19 PM
Captain Cully was a surprise standout in the imp pack. I'm not usually into leather scents despite loving the smell of actual leather. They're typically very chemical to my nose. Captain Cully, however, smells almost exactly like a new saddle - sweet leather that hasn't had a chance to be dirtied up yet. I grew up on a farm with a dad who loved riding horses, and he's who my brain instantly goes to when I smell this. There's a bit of clean musk, but it's predominantly a sweet smelling leather. It reminds me of Quincy Morris minus the pear.
Posted 10 April 2011 - 04:04 PM
Posted 11 April 2011 - 12:30 AM
Posted 30 April 2011 - 01:19 AM
Wet: ooh! Perversion with porter instead of chardonnay and slightly browner! YES! No real man cologne hints, just warm buttery leather, magnetic wonderful tonka, and porter.
Drydown: the woods dusting helps keep this from turning mushy..or something nauseating that started out sexy but you wore it on a bender night and never want to smell it again.. Nope..not either of those~! This is warm, aromatic, sexy, permeating, prominent but understated..is that possible? Rarely, but pulls it off. It's awesome. Totally getting a bottle.
This post has been edited by SophieCedar: 30 April 2011 - 01:21 AM
Posted 02 May 2011 - 10:57 PM
But this is all about the Captain, and oh my.. Captain Cully, if I smelled this good all the time then I too would be merry twenty-four hours a day!
I see other comparisons have already been made, but to me.. CC lacks the sharpness/strength of the leather in Dead Man's Hand, and the sweetness of the leather in Quincy Morris. It doesn't have the oiliness of Olisbos, but I agree with cfrancesca that it's reminiscent of Enkhespalos. If I had to pick a 'smells like' for Captain Cully, I'd go with Brom Bones.. the leather has a similar musky smoothness and a light sweetness - it's not as rich as Brom Bones, but the tones are similar.
On my skin, I get a lovely soft leather - tempered by a very soft musk which I find is there in feel rather than actual smell. Tonka and woods is always a great combination, and it works really nicely here to provide a nice earthy base for the musky leather to sit atop. The porter only really comes out after the full dry-down, and it adds a layer of depth that just finishes the whole effect of this perfume off perfectly. The leather was definitely the top note at first, but once that porter comes into effect it melds everything together.
I think it's great to have such a lovely leather blend in the GC line-up! Captain Cully is exactly what I was hoping for when I read the description - a beautiful soft, natural leather that's totally wearable. A must-try for leather lovers :thumbsup:
Posted 03 May 2011 - 06:00 PM
Slight hints of porter, soft worn leather. Very masculine. And did I mention rugged?
Posted 03 May 2011 - 06:16 PM
5mL from the Lab.
I was excited to try Captain Cully based on the Will Call reviews. When it went live on the site, I immediately ordered a bottle even though the porter worries me. I'm not much of a fan of the smell of beer, although I gather that dark beers like porter have a different smell to them, so I'm open-minded.
It has to be the porter I'm smelling. Like I said before, I've never smelled it (the real thing or as a note in perfume), but somehow it's immediately recognizable. It's a sweet, dark brown scent. Not really boozy or alcoholic, instead it's got a sort of malted scent to it. I also get a tiny bit of wood and leather, but it's mainly porter.
Wet on skin:
The leather shows up more at this point. That tends to happen when I wear leather scents with other strong notes. It doesn't show up in the bottle, spikes when it hits my skin and then dies back down, so I'm expecting it to fade again.
At this point, it's a worn, brown leather scent with sweet, malty porter (I think the tonka may be blending with it and amping the sweetness a bit).
I actually love this. A lot. The leather has died back down again and I'm left with a smooth, sweet, malty, musky brown scent. It's got hints of wood and leather, but everything blends together so well that it's hard to pick out individual notes.
The bottom line:
I'm glad I took a chance on this in spite of the porter. Evidently, I actually like the smell of dark beer. Captain Cully is bordering on making its way into my favorites box and it may end up in there at some point. :heart:
Posted 05 June 2011 - 01:39 PM
Captain Cully is very smooth and I think that this would be dreamy on a man, but it's sweet, gentle, and creamy enough to be worn easily by a woman as well. This and The Harpy are my favorite blends of The Last Unicorn series so far. :wub2:
Posted 11 June 2011 - 01:27 PM
I think this scent is amazing. It's a creamy, slightly sweet leather. I am definitely going to need to try this one on my SO!
Posted 30 June 2011 - 06:11 PM
Posted 14 July 2011 - 07:04 PM
Posted 21 July 2011 - 12:03 AM
On my wrist: Still very leathery, but the leather wears a musky veil. Then there are some of those dry woods too, lurking in the background.
I can't find much to say about this; it's a quite simple scent. Nice and straightforward.
Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:39 PM
Wet: Wow, saddle leather. Brand new saddle leather and sun warmed wood. Still very masculine but in a way that I still feel like a woman can pull off. There's a little sharp tannin bite to it that I quite like.
Dry down: This smells like the same leather in Orc without the vegetable notes to drag it down. It's sassy and energetic, just a little smoky and still with the dry woods. I'm not up on the various hardwoods. It doesn't smell like oak to me, though. Maybe the smoky note is from the porter? I'm not getting any of the tonka, which is a shame, but still I really love this.
Posted 10 June 2012 - 07:58 PM
Wet: Slightly astringent and antiseptic wood, with the smell of polished, worn, thick leather and just a hint of tonka. I smell no porter, even though I try. It skews a little manly for it, but not enough that I would be nervous to wear it.
Dry: I mainly smell wood, ash I think. It’s not as sweet as teak. After 10 hours, I can’t smell much else aside from the wood.
Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:10 PM
Posted 03 September 2012 - 04:40 PM
Good thing you ladies can't smell me through the screen because I'd have to beat you off with a stick.
This is going on my short list for future purchases. I think this is my favorite rough leather blend yet, with my favorite refined leather blend being The White Rider, of course. This is in my top 15 for sure, and possibly my top 10. Love it.
Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:23 PM
The tonka lends some sweetness to the leather, and the woods give it a backbone. I don't get a lot of porter per se, but I would consider this a slightly boozy blend, like the ruggedly hot rancher at the end of the bar who's had one too many Guinnesses. I wouldn't even call it a masculine blend, just aggressive and understatedly sexy.