is a boozy, wealthy vanilla with earthy, chocolaty patchouli and a splash of spiced clove with tendrils of nag champa incense swirling within the background. It has the notes of: Madagascar vanilla, frangipani, sandalwood, clove, incense, Tunisian patchouli, and Indian patchouli.
It opened with boozy, bourbon vanilla, spiced cloves, and darkish, earthy patchouli that shifted to powdered cocoa after a couple of minutes on my pores and skin. The booziness dissipated, taken over by candy nag champa incense with a touch of citrus florals blooming a mile away. It continued to be a richly candy–a really darkish vanilla–with warmth and delicate spice from cloves, dry chocolate from patchouli, and aromatic, candy and floral incense.
Gothic II ended up having a linear development with little change over the following two to 3 hours. It appeared to get much less floral over time with the vanilla and patchouli being the extra dominant of the elements, and the patchouli’s chocolaty observe turned creamier, milkier, and sweeter by levels. The drydown was primarily wealthy, thick vanilla with delicate patchouli.
For testing, I used half 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 nicely right here in any other case.
It lasted for six hours till it was a skin-scent and about 12 hours earlier than it was fairly troublesome to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage and projection have been reasonable with the sillage dropping sooner than the projection inside the first hour of damage.
Like Gothic I, I preferred the drydown probably the most, although I loved it all through, simply that the drydown made me wish to sniff my wrist continually! There’s something significantly wealthy and beautiful concerning the vanilla element utilized in it. I’ll need to do a side-by-side with Gothic I someday, which I did find yourself shopping for.
- 50ml for $140
- 0.7ml pattern for $4