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The Levee

C2E2 2018

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#1 highgarden


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Posted 13 April 2018 - 03:03 PM

The most disreputable district in early 20th-century Chicago. Blackened patchouli, smoke, and sorrow painted by sweet sugar and thick honey.

Disclaimer that I'm still recovering from a cold so this might not be quite accurate! Immediately, I get the patch, which isn't all that hippie/gnarly but sweetened by the sugar. About an hour in, I started getting a hit of cade smoke and it's still lingering but not overpowering an hour after that. The honey is starting to show through more, mellowing out the entire scent. Light/medium throw, and about four hours in, I can barely detect it on my skin.

#2 Deceitfuldescender


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Posted 06 May 2018 - 04:12 PM

Wet this is very vetiver on me, and as I dry down I get smoke, slightly sweetened smoke but mostly just smoke. It would seem I amp it. While not an unpleasant scent I was hoping the smoke would be a background note and not the forenote. Alas.

#3 zankoku_zen


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 02:21 PM

Smoky vetiver patchouli that dries down to a sugary patchouli with a smidge of smoky honey. It reminds me to Silkybat in that sugared patchouli sense right now. Good throw and wear length.

#4 ramblingrambler


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Posted 14 July 2018 - 03:28 PM

This would be the PERFECT scent if it did not include honey. Waaaaah.

I stashed for a bit of aging, hoping the sweetness would recede, but it didn’t. Smells like a beautiful, deep smoked patchouli (with perhaps the faintest hint of vetiver), but the honey note throws it off on me. So, so sad.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:08 PM

The Levee is dominated by a dark, smoky patchouli, though it doesn't scream vetiver to me, so if you can do smoke but not vetiver per se, this might still work for you.  It takes a long time on me for the sweet notes to develop, and they're never in the forefront, so it's definitely a patchouli scent with brown sugar and honey as supporting players.  This is super lovely - if you love Banshee Beat, Tricksy, #occupy or Nasty Woman, this is definitely one to try.  

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