I’m one of those people who cannot remember definitions of anything or quote examples at the right moment or even remember what exactly happened when I got the idea in my mind. I just remember I got the idea, my beliefs are composed of all the things I heard and learned in life but I cannot exactly say what was the initial fact that got it in my head.
I don’t deal in facts and definitions – I deal in ideas and thoughts. Does that make sense?
So, I can’t give you a definition what anything extreme in perfume should be like. Because I just don’t know it.
But I got a general idea of what it means to me when applied to Incense Extreme by Andy Tauer.
The extremeness of this perfume for me lies in the fact that I never thought incense could smell refreshing.
Most of the time, incense is not a note I can wear. Yes, I can enjoy it in small quantities, especially if it’s not reminiscent of churches. But, I generally don’t have an urge to wear it except for special, thoughtfully relaxing situations.
And then, there is Incense Extreme. An incense I breathe in as fully as I can that refreshes me the instant it hits my smell receptors. How Andy did it, I don’t know but it’s great. 🙂
Notes: coriander, petit grain, incense, orris wood, dry woods, ambergris
I’m not going to talk about how it smells much. It starts off sharpishly refreshing, lightly tinged with green and I thought I caught barest powdery wisps in there.
A bit later, I get something smoky and to me, something that smelled a bit like smoked meat. 🙂 Anyway, the drydown is the most masculine of the perfume but that is no deterrent in my case.
I do believe this is my favourite of the line, even though it’s hard to choose among several Tauers I love.
Notes and pic by: http://www.tauerperfumes.com/