Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Fragrant Discovery: Alfred Sung Homme

Bottle: Deco inspired 80's
Juice: Electric Deep Purple
Reputation: None
Price Point: Generally discounted
First Glance: What is this relic???

However, I like to root for the underdog, so today I sprayed a tester of this Canadian designers first mens release (1988) and was pleasantly surprised. Its a very warm and spicy "powerhouse" type, with mossy and dry oriental facets, there is also a distinct pine note that remains through initial spray to the final drydown. Very long lasting and excellent sillage - the only detraction is a lingering overly synthetic (dihydromyrcenol) lavender note (it is not too overtaking).

Cousins: Bois du Portugal, Cool Water

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