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In the decant and on first applying, this is strong cedar and fig -- the strong evergreen note I'm getting from the cedar almost makes this seem like a winter scent at first. As it dries down, the honey, oakmoss, and tobacco notes get a lot more prominent, overtaking the cedar and giving the scent an almost powdery character. After some time, the cedar is mostly hanging out in the background, giving a subtle woodsy undertone to what's mainly a soft fig & honey scent. I'm reminded a little bit of Lilium Inter Spinas. 

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Testing blind, I was mystified and enchanted by Songs of Autumn VII.  It was green, outdoorsy, with a dry sweetness, but I couldn't come up with the notes.  It's not a sweet, ripe fig note.  It's not a woodchippy cedar or a drippy golden honey or the fizzy labdanum so prominent in last year's Weenies.  It is brilliant sunlight on a crisp autumn day, the chill in the air, those poor figs that never ripened still hanging on their branches.  Once I read the note list, I could find the tobacco, the pale dry honey, and the other notes, but they blend together seamlessly.  I'm going to try this again in about a month to see how it is settling and if I need a bottle.  

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This was quite pretty.

 

I got mainly a very green fig -- not a ripe, brown sort at all -- and cedar. Hints of oakmoss and blended other notes. A fresh early autumn scent, when there's still a lot of green in the woods. Outdoorsy, a bit airy, and sweet.

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Green fig, moss, and honey. Honestly, I sort of love how fruity, soft, and harvesty this is. Low throw, medium wear length.

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Soft, green and figgy just at first, the sweeter woodsy notes come out during the drydown. I am in my second year of growing figs in my backyard, and finally they have fruited. This is very much like smelling my little plump figs. Hints of harvest day, walking through a wooded outdoor market filled with winter squashes, melons and fruits. I love the gentle sweetness from the sugary honey, mixed with evergreens and mosses. Delicately beautiful, this is another unexpected gem I am so glad I got to try.

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