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#1 zankoku_zen


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 08:28 PM

“Why you are standing at the door?” asked a woman’s voice. Shadow looked over Czernobog’s shoulder, at the old woman standing behind him. She was smaller and frailer than her sister, but her hair was long and still golden. “I am Zorya Utrennyaya,” she said. “You must not stand there in the hall. You must go in, sit down. I will bring you coffee.”
Sweet black coffee and a touch of ambrette seed.

I get sweet dark coffee, and as it dries it becomes more about the ambrette seed, which is slightly musky nuttiness to me. So more like roast coffee and hazelnut musk. However, the description doesn't do much to really convey how subtly magical this is. It has an oddly Russian vibe to it (I think its the ambrette conjuring some old-timey Czarist decadence), and the impression that what you see isn't the whole story. Not even close. It smells comforting, like grandma offering you a cup of tea, right before she goes and chases down a chicken and kills it with her own bare hands. Decent throw and wear length. 



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 01:57 PM

Got a decant of this... I have to try anything with a coffee note in it. Love coffee scented anything!


In the decant I get a whiff of freashly roasted coffee, but it isn't strong. Also smell what I guess is the ambrette. I have no idea what that is supposed to smell like, but I do get a slight....perfumy vibe from it. 


Applied, the coffee is there, but the other note gets a bit stronger on me...I wouldn't say it's an "old lady" vibe, but almost. But, looking at what I am guessing is the label art on the Lab website, it fits. 


Not a fan of this one... the ambrette (if that is what it is) gets a little too perfumy to me. Takes over the coffee note...it's kind of there, but I have to sniff deep to detect it. Has a good throw. So, if you are looking for a coffee note that isn't too coffee strong, then you might like this one. As for me, being a foody lover, I will stick to my Bah!! ;)

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 03:17 AM

I'm really looking for a good strong, unsweetened coffee scent, and ... this is not it.


This is the smell of my husband's high school bedroom - many layers of Nag Champa (none burned earlier than yesterday), a little musty funk, and cool airconditioner. I get nothing warm from this, despite all the notes.


However! I've slapped it on right out of the mailbox. I'm hoping that resting at the very least but more likely some decent again will help.

Edited by mrsrevshamwow, 23 May 2017 - 03:17 AM.

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