Got some new samples!!! Whee! It’s been a while since I’ve got samples from a line that is completely new to me.
From Luckyscent, they are offering the Profumum line. I got a few samples, and I’ll do two of them today and two more on Thursday.
First is Thundra. From the Luckyscent description “A solitary walk through a cool, damp forest, just after the rain. You can smell the rich earth as it drinks in the water, the bark on the trees, the carpet of fallen leaves and wild mint crushed under your feet. An unexpectedly cool and introspective rendition of patchouli, as peaceful and inspiring as the air after a thunderstorm has broken a heat wave. The warm earthiness of the patchouli is perfectly juxtaposed with the equally grounded, but chilly mint to create a unique and surprisingly relaxing fragrance. Thoughtful and serene.”
Notes of leaves, mint, patchouli and white musk. This goes on with a weird smell at first that I can’t quite put my fingers on, but the patchouli seems pretty dominant. Now, I normally am not crazy about most patchouli, but the description had me at walking through a cool, damp forest after the rain … this could be love.
This starts off pretty patchy, but while this develops, it starts to soften, the musk takes some of the mustiness of the patch out, and there’s a little hint of mint weaving its way through that musty smell. Still a bit weird for the first 30 minutes – like a dirty peppermint in your pocket — then it starts turning into the musty forest after a rain that is promised. I’m impressed with this one, it’s well done. I’m not certain I have to have a full bottle, but it’s an unusual treatment of patch well worth smelling and it may eventually be love like Borneo is love.
Next was Santalum from Profumum. The description from Luckyscent: “To put it simply, this is an extremely well done sandalwood. Deep, with a cello-like resonance, regal and reassuringâ€” everything you want sandalwood to be. There is a bit of incense and a bit of cinnamon, but the star of this show is sandalwood in all its noble glory.”
I can take or leave Sandalwood most times, so I wasn’t enthusastic about trying this one, except for the cinnamon note that went along with the sandalwood and myrrh. It goes with the sandalwood dominant, but it develops into not just a gorgeous sandalwood, but sandalwood with a spicy richness due to the myrrh and cinnamon. I’m not sure it’s one I need a full bottle of, but if you are a sandalwood fan who wants a twist, this surely brings a unique aspect to sandalwood unlike anything I’ve smelled before.