WHAT I SMELL: The Infidels goes on with a citrus/cloved combination that’s exotic and almost Indian in its essence. Quickly it moves into a floral stage that’s tinged with patchouli. The patchouli floral combination is earthy and sweetly rich. It then starts to morph into this earth mama hippie phase that I just can’t handle. To me it’s not nauseating, but there is nothing pleasurable about the sickly sweet tones which to me are kind of dirty and skanky. Mind you, this fragrance isn’t heavy and it stays pretty close to the skin. Finally, The Infidels sits in a lightly floral arena with an almost a chocolately vibe in the final drydown which is sweet, but not thick. The fragrance after a few hours becomes so ethereal and after about 5 hours all but disappeared on me. Fine with me.
The Infidels Notes:
Top Notes: Pink Pepper Corn, Sicilian Lemon, Cloves, Indian Davana and Elemi
Body Notes: May Rose, Turkish Rose, Sambac Jasmine, Egyptian Jasmine, Burmese Magnolia, Iris, Comoros Ylang Ylang, Somali Myrrh, Opoponax
Base Notes: Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Cistus, Peruvian Balm, Lebanese Cedarwood, Virginia Cedarwood, Indian Amber, Bourbon Vanilla
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: The most prevalent smell is that of a local earthy crunchy store filled with scented soaps that smell of exotic oils that’s somewhat hippieish. I feel like I should be wearing some kind of long earth mama skirt to enjoy this. To me, this is not pleasurable.
THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE THE INFIDELS: hippieish, sweetened, semi-skanked
BOTTOM LINE: As you can tell, I’m not a big fan. For the cost of this fragrance, I feel like I could go and purchase a $10 tin of solid fragrance at the local Whole Foods Market and smell the same.
- Bone Rating: 2.5 out of 5 possible bones
- Scent: Oriental
- Classification: Unisex
- Expense: $195 for 50ml EdP