DARK by Akro

Cocoa and dark chocolate - the two component in the opening, set the scene for the theme this product is conceptualised around: sweet and bitter. The bitterness was quite strong and nigh-skanky, but then settles into a good balance with the sweeter component. Very nice.

The drydown adds some cinnamon, which does not last long on me. This is followed by some hazelnuts.

Towards the ends a dry vanilla appears. Unlike in many other olfactory creations, this vanilla is not a sweet and creamy filler applied in the last hours of the development, but sparingly added as a condiment; this vanilla is a good team-player.

I get moderate sillage, very good projection, and eight hours of longevity on my skin.

Whilst the ingredients of this autumnal creation are not particularly original and occasionally a bit generic, this composition is an interesting take on the gourmand chocolate theme, being much less sweet than usual and trimmed down; it is a bitter chocolate more than a creamy nougat. The performance is good.  Released 2018.   3.25/5

NIGHT by Akro






A bright opening with a rose being evident for the start; then a cumin is added in.  The rose is not very deep and is quite nonspecific on me.




Later on an equally bright and slightly steely saffron joins in, combined with a fairly restrained out that is not really making a significant contribution.




I get moderate sillage, good projection, and five hours of longevity on my skin.




This scent for warm spring days has some good moment sin the beginning, but overall is a tad generic and in its second half a bit bland on me.   The saffron is disappointing compared with some other creations, e.g. Comptoir Sud Pacifique's


Sultan Saffran.  2.75/5