Strangers Parfumerie Caffeine Honey Eau de Parfum appears like ordering a espresso and including a number of syrups and flavorings to it; the opening extra like a blast of roasted espresso dripped right into a cup, adopted by a drizzle of sunshine, golden honey and a pump of vanilla and a pump of almond syrups. The entire thing ended up as a caramel espresso with nuttiness, popcorn, after which like one put a splash of cognac in on the final minute.
After two to 3 hours, it morphed into one thing a lot much less gourmand as progressively misplaced its espresso observe as woody, golden amber got here revving via and finally turning into muskier on the finish. The notes are listed as: roasted espresso, honey, tobacco, hay, cade, vanilla, ambroxan, patchouli, popcorn, musk, labdanum, cognac, amberwood, and almond.
The opening was wealthy with roasted espresso, shortly drizzled with golden honey and a pump of vanilla syrup. Minutes later, a fast sprint of almond syrup was added to that cup of espresso, after which there was completely an aroma of popcorn off to the facet–nearly like buttery, caramel-coated popcorn to me. It was a candy, caramel espresso with nuttiness and plenty of depth from the thick honey and cognac notes.
It took about 10 minutes for the ultra-sweet, closely sugared espresso to settle in and clean out, which allowed the roasted espresso to return via with extra earthiness, whereas nonetheless being sweetened with vanilla and honey, however they felt stretched and thinned out, now totally stirred and melted into the espresso. The booziness had largely receded, and the nuttiness was subtler.
Heat, woody caramel-amber (although a bit of sharp to my nostril) enveloped the honeyed espresso and pulled the vanilla to the underside, which lowered its extra closely gourmand early phases. The scent turned muskier over time, which eroded many of the remaining espresso observe, leaving Caffeine Honey a mixture of comfortable woods, honey, and musk. It turned extra amorphous and fewer clearly outlined because the hours went on with out shifting, nevertheless it lingered noticeably on my pores and skin for a very long time earlier than weakening.
For testing, I used 1/3 of a 1ml pattern vial dabbed to the underside and topside of my wrist space on my left arm. I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as that is additionally my swatching arm (aka, extremely parched at any given second) as I discovered scent didn’t maintain effectively right here in any other case.
It had robust stillage, which was noticeable for the primary 4 hours of wear and tear. The projection was equally robust and didn’t hover above my pores and skin till the fifth hour. It remained hovering over my pores and skin after which as a skin-scent effectively into the twelfth hour. It will have positively lasted longer than that however I did find yourself scrubbing it after that time.
I went on the lookout for espresso scents blended with different notes I do know I get pleasure from (like amber, patchouli, vanilla), and initially, I sort of dug the caramel-coffee mixture, regardless of it being fairly sugary-sweet. It was the way it smelled after two to 3 hours and thru the rest that remained on the extra abrasive facet to the within of my nostril, which wasn’t so nice.
- 30ml for $80
- 0.7ml pattern for $5