It’s hard to credit since I feel about five years old myself, but smell bent has turned five. You all know that I think they’re great, delivering brilliant scents at price points that those of us in the Hoi Polloi can actually afford.
Five is one of those scents. It’s devilishly simple; it’s a fugue of cedar. Sweet caramel cedar, cedar with tobacco and cedar with musk. The cedar is very slight- you aren’t going to clear moths with it. The other parts of lay close to the skin, but I wore it to a city event here and had several people giving the hugs that I smelled “great.” I can’t really comment on lasting power, since it was a fairly blistering week and I was out and about using shank’s mare most of the time in heat. I got about three hours under some of the worst conditions LA can give.
I like five. But to be honest there are about five scents of his I’d re-order before purchasing this. That isn’t a diss- this is a fine fragrance, and if you love woody ones you need to check it out. But his musks. Oh you kid..
A 1.7 oz spray is $50 on their frankly non-intuitive website. Any order over $15 dollars will include a sample of five. My sample was sent by the perfumer.