Fin de Siecle EDP- Black Currant, Rose, Patchouli, Oakmoss
I ordered the sample set before deciding on which scent to buy a full bottle of ( scents ?) and this is the first fragrance I put on. My first reaction was NO - not for me, too heavy, too heady, just too much.....but then it settled in and I could not stop smelling my arm. Now 4 hours later I am bewitched. It isn't for everyone, and it isn't for everyday but wow. I can't wait to try the others!
It all started with the sampling program. From the moment I sprayed Fin de Siècle on my arm it instantly smelled familiar. It took me a few minutes to place it though, when I did it hit me like a ton of bricks… Thrills! That’s right, Thrills. The purple Canadian gum that “still tastes like soap”. I realize that fragrance smells different on everybody, but that’s what it smells like on me. I imagine it’s the rose, as the gum is supposedly rose water flavoured. Either way, I like Thrills and I love this perfume. I immediately knew I had to have the full size bottle. It’s only con for me is the patchouli. I don’t like patchouli on it’s own, and that is the note that seems to linger longest on me. I do find it quite potent, one spray on my neck and one spray on my wrist/elbow lasts all day. I can still smell it on myself 12+ hours later.
Depending on my mood my other favourite is Eros Fig, completely different but smells so good. I also like Troubled Spirits, I think I will add that to my collection come fall/winter.
One last thing, the shipping was incredibly fast! I imagine living in Alberta has something to do with it, but I ordered Tuesday night and had my package in my hands Thursday morning. Top notch! I will definitely be purchasing again, as I think these have earned a place in my permanent rotation.
It's a very sexy, slightly boozy rose scent (rather than an overly sweet, feminine one) with a beautiful woody drydown. I do wish the online photos were more up to date with regards to the new label. You can find the new design on Instagram that features a modern black/white geometric design rather than the clean text displayed on this webpage, which I find to be more classic. No big deal though, it's the same beautiful scent I tried out with the sampling program. Josh provides lovely and thoughtful customer service and also sent along a sample of the Hinoki Moss Incense cones which are intoxicating in an addictive way.