Mad paleontologists, we salute you. You have seen the fossil record, and you have discarded with a majestic hand the conclusions that weren't nearly nifty enough. You have given us many things which we still cherish today, things such as Brontosaurus, Triceratops,microscopic humans and their pets, and now...you have given ZOMG its spokesquid.
Magnacephalopoda aesthetica, ladies and gentlemen. The Art Kraken. Just as this splendid beast made the Triassic seas floor its canvas and wrought life itself into its own image, we have fashioned a work in our own medium to share our delight in it. We are, like, its biggest fans. Seriously.
Audacious and refined: saffron, white cedar, paleozoic equisetum pulp, a touch of white grapefruit rind and mace.
(We <3 Maggie so much! No joking there. She and Spacebat are going to start up a rock band.)
Posted by Elizabeth Miller on 14th Nov 2013
It settles kinda cologne-ish on me, suppose it's a cedar-ish smell as noted by others.
However, for the first couple of hours it oddly reminds me more of cold cream, of which I actually like the scent. (I'm becoming my granny with my makeup-removal routine). Not an everyday wear for me by any means, but when I'm feeling nostalgic and doing things around the house, this is a go-to.
Posted by Rebecca on 6th Nov 2013
This is probably the sharpest scent I own--very bright, citrusy, almost overpoweringly so when wet, almost acrid in a way. But it settles down as it dries into a very unique blend that never loses its edge. Things it reminded me of: pine, juniper, the wind on the coast.
Posted by Unknown on 18th Apr 2013
It comes out of the bottle strong. Almost patchouli, but settles out on me to a wood-and-roses cedar smell after a few minutes.
(Once I had a chest which smelled just like this. It's glorious nostalgia.)
Over time I can smell a little of the bright grapefruit under the wood just before the mace comes out to play, and settles down like a soft, lacy ink cloud. I could see it going unisex if it behaves on other people the way it does on me. It's almost a cologne when the nutmeg-ish tones start to come in across the wood--slightly sweet and spicy.
It's like a fine, studious night at the library, trying to cram, but the library's historical, distracting, and lovely. Perhaps a little too adventurous for my day to day work (at a job which requires physical labor, I must add, since if I were a receptionist, this would be fine) but something I'll probably use for more special, serious occasions.
This is my ONLY reason for the four star review. That said, even tentacles would have difficulty praising me from the embrace of Green Knight or Spicy Chai.