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Unleash the bawdy, unrestrained passion of the satyr! A ferociously masculine scent: sexual, vigorous, and truly wild.

 

Satyr! I love the mythology behind the Satyr, and I read somewhere also that Satyr is like a masculine Snake Oil. Scents are incredibly different on everyone's skin, it amazes me every time I read these reviews. I AM IN LOVE WITH SATYR, and being a female and having this work on me according to the reviews are few and far between. I originally bought it for someone else as an imp to try and I loved it so much I went with a 5 mL!

 

In the bottle: VERY sharp and green, but a hot green, I'm not sure on the individual notes because I am still learning them...somebody mentioned civet? I don't get any cinnamon or spice/red from this scent...its just again...a 'hot' green. Sharp and green though, and very heady initially. It has a quality to it, what I would dub 'green vanilla' because its smooth under the masculinity. If I could pick a movie this scent reminds me of...it would be something dark and fantastical, but older. Like Legend or Nightbreed.

 

On skin: Almost completely similar to the bottle smell, only much less heady as it dries. It still has a sharp quality to it, but it being smoothed over by that 'green vanilla' again. It is what I would imagine a Satyr's leather vest to smell like...alongside the green it almost has a sexy leather quality to it.

 

Drydown: Nearly the same all the way through, though the initial green (again, civet?) calms down significantly. Its still there but less sharp on the nose. This is such a sensual scent. I will always have a 5 mL of this on hand...LOVE IT! This was once of those scent experiences where I opened the bottle, put it on and instantly fell in love. :wub3: :wub3: :wub3: :wub3: :wub3: :wub3:

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Bottle: Spicy red musk and patchouli. Maybe red sandalwood. Definitely red... and earthy.

Wet: Red, earthy and animalic. Patchouli and musk. Is that civet? I think so. I don't find the civet unpleasant at this stage. It's sweet but not sharp, and balanced by the spice. Cinnamon and nutmeg (maybe even a little allspice) come out. All the sex things.

Dry: My skin amps the animal stuff as this dries, throwing musky civet to the front. At the same time, it turns more pee-like. For this mood of a scent, I'll reach for Snake Oil or something else instead.

May the civet treat you better.

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I get a mix of cinnamon, civet and some sort of red musk/sandalwood from this scent.
Wet my skin amps the civet and it is wild and animalistic, but as the oil dries it softens and smells like a barely domesticated wild animal. Warm and comforting theres a hint of leather. I definitely love my bottle of this, and find that it has ample throw.

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Wet: Cinnamon hot hearts! Whoa! Like, a lot of cinnamon, very sweet, with something musky and animalic underneath. Weeeeiird. But sort of appealing?

 

 

Dry: Sweet, soft cinnamon. On me, it's actually pretty similar to Sin without the patchouli. I actually don't find it at all masculine, but very unisex. I do like it, but I think I like Sin better, and they're too similar for me to justify having both.

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In the imp this is definitely green and brown. Maybe some patchouli, definitely some musk. In the imp, i can't make out any super distinct notes other than patchouli and an unidentifiable muskiness.

 

On my skin, this is heavenly. It's a very feral smell, in the way that i wanted Ravenous to be feral ( i cannot do orange blossom at all). There's a wine/red musk note in here, and a lot of indolic notes that keep me sniffing the spot where i applied it. I believe there's red patchouli in this too, which is what drew me to Ravenous in the first place. It's dank, but not brown-dank. There's also incense here- dry, almost smokey church incense- like frankincense, myrrh, and benzoin. perhaps some cassia bark, but not a ton. ugh. Fabulous.

 

I don't think this smells particularly masculine on me, and it's almost a little perfume-y. If i had to categorize it with another non-GC scent, I'd say its similar to The Thales Eclipse, but sans leather and with civet/ambergris instead of castoreum.

 

I will definitely use this imp, and probably buy a bottle. I say probably because it's very similar to The Thales Eclipse, which i do have a full bottle of and needs time to age.

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In the imp: Very musky with some spice. I think it might be a combination of red and brown musks.

 

Wet: This is musk dominant with some spice. I think it's like a spice-riddled Smut. It has that grape-y, dark musk in it, for lack of a better description.

 

Dry: I'm mainly just getting that dark, grape-y musk intertwined with some spice.

 

Verdict: I wasn't a fan of Smut and don't like type kind of musk on me, so I'll be passing on my imp, but this was better than I thought it would be from the imp.

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I'm pretty sure Satyr is just a use case that proves that I like pretty much any musk. This doesn't smell like any musk I've worn before; there's the black musk (always a favorite) and brown musk (delicious) and red musk (what really makes Snake Oil sing on my skin) but this is a whole 'nother critter. I almost want to say that the musk that's in this isn't even present in Creature Feature? (Though my Creature Feature is from 2009 and my bottle of Satyr is fresh from the lab 2018, so that might have age factor involved.) I get where people are coming from when they say "hot green musk" but it's hard to describe beyond that--it's got a spice to it, a vigor, a sexiness, but it's impossible to pick out individual notes. Which is kind of a shame, because I'd LOVE to find other scents with these notes! I could imagine a strong clean floral making this more feminine, or leather overtop this musk to really amp up the masculinity--I think this would layer really well with other scents, but it sings beautifully all on its own. This has decent throw and longevity, too. It's always awesome to find another GC you love. Definitely one I'll be reaching for!

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Definitely get patchouli and red musk up front, and as it dries some spice (maybe cinnamon or clove?) Spicy and dark, and the patchouli doesn't go wonky on me. But a little heavy over all for me.

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Based on imp ordered circa 2015.

 

In the Imp: Rich and deep, not an inherently woody scent. Stronger on amber than musk, and with a hint of incense. Impressions of strength and forthrightness.

 

5 to 10 minute dry down: Very resinous, giving an impression of crispness and sharp edges. Despite that, I'd consider it tame and almost polite on the skin; not a wild forest man, but a businessman or executive.

 

1 hour: Remains surprisingly polite! A very blended woodsy-amber tone, without distinct notes. In drier areas like the inner elbow, hints of something more animal and wild come out, as if the businessman was a little wild and his youth, maybe he has a few tattoos hidden under that suit.

 

Overall, it's solid, but not a particular favorite.

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First Sniff: Woodsy and masculine. Balsam and maybe a touch of cedar.

 

Initial Wet Application: Musky in a good cologne sort of way. There’s also a softness to this, which I didn’t expect.

 

Dry Down (first 15 minutes): It’s...fading? This got lighter during the dry down but was still mostly the same: handsome mountain man cologne. Once it dried completely, there was the faint note of the lab’s leather underneath it all.

 

My Reaction: This was definitely masculine and woodsy, so not really something for me, which I expected. I sort of got the impression of fur, but not in the way I was hoping. More a slightly piney, freshly oiled leather hide that a freshly showered lumberjack might wear. A little too fancy for your typical woodsman, but masculine and of the forest. However, I bet it would smell great on my husband!

 

Rating: 2

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Wet: Patchouli Earth. Very wet and green and appropriate for the namesake.

 

Dry: It starts to feel less "Wet" and is more of a dry patchouli and earth and maybe an occasional hint of cinnamon?

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