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Oak leaf, bourbon vanilla, almond husk, and black leather accord darkened by a 13-year aged black patchouli.

 

All almond up front, but ends up smelling leathery and yummy after it dries down. I am going to try this again with one of my more patchouli forward scents to see what happens!

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Fresh out of the mailbox from the Haute Macabre restock! So excited.

 

In the bottle: lots of almond sweetness up front backed by worn-in leather and some patchouli. It's very heavy on the almond, which honestly I like. Slight hints of the bourbon vanilla as well. I think the oak leaf is mixing with the leather and making the leather old, rather than new. I really like how this smells in the bottle, but was hoping for more patchouli.

 

Wet: its super sweet right now with almond and bourbon vanilla. slight peeks of everything else. The almond starts to mellow about 5 minutes after application, and this 13-year aged black patchouli starts to come forward. On me, it's lighter than i would have imagined, and has almost a floral nature to it. Man, its super beautiful. Once it's dry, the almond has truly just become a top-note; what i can imagine is oak leaf and patchouli constitute the middle (the oak leaf makes this smell a bit like a cloudy damp fall day/evening. This isn't aquatic though- its more like wet leaves) and the leather/bourbon vanilla make this just downright sexy.

 

Some might consider this a bit masculine because of the leather and oak leaf, but i think this scent is a truly super-sexy unisex fragrance. I can't wait to wear this for a full day to get a feel for it- right now it's going in my favorites row.

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i thought i would hate this because i usually hate almond, but after the initial slap of marzipan, a rich black leather comes out, and on the dry down, i get the vanilla and patchouli. a lovely blend.

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Got samples of these

 

Imp : Almond & hints of fake leather.

Skin initial: Seriously black leather. Slick and almost wet.

Drydown: Dirty dark earthy leafy ~ all blooms up giving a glorious backbone to the leather and almond. Becomes seriously black leather. I can see it, I can touch it. It's definitely in the Dominatrix leather realm. The longer it sits the more the patchouli settles in. Longhaul this becomes patchouli, leather, and skin-close vanilla scent.

 

I really really irrationally love this.I just don't have a decent place to wear it. WAY too dominatrix on me to wear to work without cocked eyebrows. Going to be a Girls Weekend Out scent for me. Unisex truly. Powerful on anyone.

 

Verdict: Dee & Banshee Beat BDSM session

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I don't pick up almond and patchouli as much as everyone else. The leather immediately jumps out at me, with a sweet dirt/earth note. It's kinda like if you had an old leather jacket, and decided to jump into a pile of leaves and then make dirt angels. It's sweet-ish, but I can see a guy pulling this off. I'm guessing that's the oak.

 

It's really pretty. It's a must-have for leather lovers; however, I can get my leather needs from Perversion and other leather blends I have. I would think that earthy lovers and patch lovers who don't have a leather blend can enjoy this.

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