PENHALIGON'S Changing Constance

The opening notes are in the darker side, with back pepper and cardamom mixed with whiffs of spice. The drydown develops an impression of salted caramel that is done all right, but it lacks the vividness and intensity to entice, and thus misses that interplay between the two than makes this contrasting combination so interesting (Berthillon’s ice cream cones to mind!). 

The base sports a tobacco note that is a bit too restrained to convince, and non-specific woodsy tones with a lashing of a nice - not too sweet- tonka towards the end. 

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

An interesting autumn scent with original ideas, but overall lacking vividness and a tad too generic.  2.75/5.