Naomi Goodsir Corpus Equus Eau de Parfum actually did evoke precisely what it was impressed by; it was fiery, and it jogged my memory of hay, barnwood, and aged leather-based saddles. It was a really smoky, ash and leather-based duo that was marginally softened by musk, powder, and rose after which later, a contact of spiced amber however the point of interest was smoky ash and previous leather-based, even into the drydown.
Corpus Equus Notes
It’s described a “deep black animalistic composition, with assertive leather-based notes” that’s impressed by a “fiery and impetuous horse.” Retailers checklist the notes as: black rose petal, horsehair, leather-based, cigarette ash, Tonkin musk, and amber infusion.
- prime notes: black rose
- coronary heart notes: ash, leather-based
- base notes: Tonkin musk, horsetail, amber
What does Corpus Equus Odor Like?
It opened with darkish, heavy ash that buried aged leather-based behind a horse stall. There was a dry, hay-like aroma that was accompanied by a refined, powdery candy rose. The acridness of the ash pulled again, virtually like somebody subtle the ashes and uncovered the previous, worn leather-based saddle behind a barn that simply barely escaped burning down, with charred edges, letting the mud settle and reveal the forgotten previous.
The muskiness was softly animalic, extra of a powdered, sweaty musk that didn’t instantly learn horse. The tender, powdery musk and rose tempered the depth of the tarry smoke and ash mixture. Corus Equus stayed on this section for the subsequent two and a half hours earlier than step by step shifting to an introduction of soppy, spiced amber that continued to drag again the smoky nature of the ash and allowed the leather-based to return by way of extra easily.
That being mentioned, even six hours in, which ended up being the drydown, it was nonetheless smoky, aged leather-based with a drier, hay-ish really feel with the amber by no means actually taking on.
It lasted for 5 hours till it was a skin-scent and about eight hours earlier than it was fairly troublesome to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage and projection had been reasonable with the sillage dropping sooner than the projection inside the first hour of wear and tear.
These are extra subjective emotions based mostly on what I like (or don’t like) in a fragrance in addition to contemplating the perfume in opposition to different perfumes I personal and love.
For testing, I used 1/3 of a 0.7ml pattern vial dabbed to the underside and topside of my wrist space. I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as I discovered scent didn’t maintain effectively right here in any other case.
I bought my pattern in February 2022; fragrances are recognized to be reformulated over their lifetime, so be conscious of when a evaluation was made, e.g. a evaluation from 2010 might not mirror what the same-named fragrance smells like in 2022.
Corpus Equus is offered for $187/50ml.
If attainable, I extremely advocate attempting a perfume earlier than buying a full bottle as a result of perfume can put on in another way simply due to pores and skin chemistry. Pores and skin chemistry can impact not simply the longevity of a perfume but in addition what notes are outstanding or hidden.
Corpus Equus Samples
We advocate the next retailers for buying decanted samples (sometimes 0.7ml to 2ml in dimension). It is a fuller checklist, so particular person availability might rely upon stock.