Tanuki No Amiuchi Pon Poko Pon No Pon, 4/04/12 - 6//30/12
Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:09 PM
Amiuchi on my skin is pretty much all sandalwood incense. I can make out vetiver and patchouli if I really grind my nose into it, but on the whole it's akin to a wood shop. :huh?: I'll let the decant marinate for a few more months and see if it changes.
Posted 28 April 2012 - 11:28 PM
Wet: Upon application, the matcha adds a lemony greenness that is actually nice - usually any hint of citrus is really bad on me - but it works. I get a bit of spice from the cumin, gentle and warm.
Dry: The gardenia peeks through, brilliantly white and creamy. With the green tea and incense elements still strongest, I think I can smell a whiff of fuzzy ti leaf underneath. As it settles into drydown, velvety cedar forms a solid base for the other notes. I can't pick out any vetiver, but I am sure it's there, adding its dark depths somehow.
Verdict: Surprisingly, with the warmth this blend evokes, I would still classify it as a spring/summer blend. The matcha pushes it right over the edge into being refreshing, though the sweet, dusty earthiness of the woods would suit it well for autumn or winter wear as well. Imagery that comes to mind when I smell it is a supple rope net, handwoven and newly mended. Rough fibers and sturdy knots, piled on the weathered mat floor of a woodland temple. Cozy, but in a 'fresh breeze' way, vs. the more typical 'fuzzy blanket' way, if that makes any sense!
Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:22 PM
Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:17 PM
Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:46 PM
Wet: Airy sandalwood note, just the tiniest touch crittery which I think might be the cumin. Bright, though, and just a bit sharpish.
One hour: Soft light cedar/sandalwood incense. It still has a bit of brightness about it but the cumin and floral are nowhere to be discovered. Never did get any vetiver.
Two hours: Very pleasant soft light incense. It's a little dry for my taste, but has a delicious overtone of some bright note. I suppose that is the tea. The floral is more noticeable now, too.
Four hours: Still holding on at the level it was at two hours ago. It seems a trace sweeter now, as if the patchouli is outlasting the wood finally.
Sandalwood is iffy on me, but this is one of the nicest sandalwoods I've tried.
Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:59 PM
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:12 AM
The first sniff I got from this was vetiver, which was an immediate no. It wasn't a rotten sort of vetiver, but still definitely vetiver. The patchouli and cumin probably didn't help my impression of this blend, too.
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This post has been edited by milo: 19 May 2012 - 03:00 AM
Posted 25 June 2012 - 06:36 PM
however it disappears completely from my skin within 30 minutes :(