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Attaquer Le Soleil Marquis de Sade

by Etat Libre d'Orange

 The opening it a spicy incense blast to starts off with: lots of labdanum, cardamom, and touches of cistus.  It is not a peppery or curry-like spiciness, but more of an incense impression, not very ceremonious but more of a storage house filled with these ingredients.   

A tangy and nigh smoky background transiently appears in the drydown as some cumin is added in.  The spices gradually recede, with a nonspecific woodsiness replacing them over time.

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

This is an autumnal scent that is not uninteresting; a spice-incense creation with some agreeable features if one likes this genre of fragrances.  On the downside it is rather generic at times.   May it is meant to be olfactory pain and concurrent pleasure a la de Sade?  Overall 2.75/5