Posted 30 August 2011 - 09:18 PM
Overall this is a startling dry scent. You could almost leave it as its notes-- it smells like ashes and cedar. The cedar isn't sharp like cedar can be. It's the dried, splintery kind that you can't activate with sand paper. There is a bitter quality to it that speaks of something else, un-nameable, in the mix. I can't imagine this being a person, more like the withered, husk of what a person once could have been. In keeping it in mind that this is King Haggard, it makes me kind of sad. If a scent could be lonely, this would be the one.
Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:36 PM
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:21 AM
Wet: For a little while this is really bitter and a little "old man", not like mothballs or anything, but just...old man smell. I wasn't sure at that stage if I'd want to keep it on or not. There was also a tarry sort of resin scent.
As it dried down, the cedar freshened quite a bit, and I also got the sweet side of the balsam another poster mentioned. A few hours later, it's sweetly woodsy, a really comfortable outdoorsy sort of scent that reminds me of when I used to go camping in lean-to type structures. I like it, and I'd say in the wet stage at least, it is very evocative of King Haggard's personality.
Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:47 PM
ETA: in the drydown, I get more of the balsam which is a note I like, makes it less cologney, more sweet/woodsy.
This post has been edited by Midnight Aeval: 20 July 2012 - 09:14 PM
Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:50 PM
Drydown/Dry: Leaves and fresh earthy wood. Something vaguely sweet sneaks up from beneath the deep cedar note. Smooth and stately. It reminds me of Azathoth, but this is more sophisticated. A refined and regal cedar blend.
Sidenote - I tried layering Tavern of Hell over this and my gods did that smell good!