This is not a huckleberry scent.
Doc Holliday was beloved of children for the candies he kept in his pocket. This tiny, charming historical fact-- bad boy Doc Holliday was kind to kids! aww-- gains a terrible light, however, when you think about why he always had candy in his pocket. It was not, sadly, just to amuse children. Horehound hard candy was popular with those suffering from tuberculosis as well, for soothing their cough, and in those days it was an incurable disease. Doc was dying of it.
Our tribute to Doc, thus, is bittersweet.
A rich, herbal masculine scent: horehound, sage, clove, a faint whiff of bar smoke and just enough sweetness to make you popular with the ladies and temper the underlying bitterness of your lot.
Posted by The Carpenter on 7th Oct 2012
Doc Holiday makes me think of fall and winter of 2011 when there was an over-abundance of alcoholic cider to be drunk in my home.
The clove scent goes from assaulting to extremely cozy after some hours on the skin.
Posted by Nachtwulf on 28th Jun 2012
I honestly love this.
It really does smell like horehound drops; sarsparilla with a sharp, vaguely needly edge. The clove is really prevalent, I'll admit, but on me never quite manages to overwhelm the other notes. I also like that it's not as sticky-sweet as a lot of candy-like blends.
Posted by Ashenrook via Ajevie on 25th Jun 2012
by Ashenrook » Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:46 am
In the Bottle
It is indeed very herbal, but dusty, too, with the sage.
On Skin: Wet
Hm... I almost want to say that this reminds me of cough drops, but not... It evokes the imagery of a lozenge, but it does not make it smell like I stepped out of a Halls Medicine factory. It's sweet and medicinal, and definitely with more of a masculine bent to it (as intended). The clove is playing nicely thus far, giving Doc a spicy side that adds to the sage's dustiness.
This is very comforting... It's one of those scents that I can't help but stick my nose close to, inhale deeply, and get this blissful expression on my face. It might make a very nice before-bed scent.
On Skin: Dry
Crud, I think I might amp Zomg's clove note, since in drydown it's starting to come out kinda strong. I've yet to detect a smoky note, though, which MIGHT be good since smoke notes tend to not behave on me.
How sad... The clove ended up overpowering everything else. I can still smell the horehound and sage, but it's just nothing but spicy clove really.
On an American scholastic grading scale, I'd give Doc Holiday a B. Despite the clove overpowering it, I really loved this scent and I would have gladly bought a bottle of it had it not go crazy on me. I still want to try it out later and see if there's any improvement, though. Maybe it's just skin chemistry striking again...