Von Eusersdorff New York: Fragrances With No Frills.

Classic Patchouli

Notes: Bergamot, Black Patchouli, Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Sandalwood.

I completely fell for Classic Patchouli. A rich, deep and extremely dark take on the main theme that will mesmerize any traditionalist out there. The fragrance opens with a massive dose of earthy patch that immediately brings to mind of head shops, the 60s and the 70s and, while resulting extremely classic, it clearly shows there's something more going on. Vanilla and tonka break-in smoothering the general austerity while preserving the overall dark vibe of this fragrance. The composition gets warmer and deeper, meditative and incredibly comfortable with powdery nuances and creamy-ambery undertones. Addictive.

If you like Reminescence Patchouli or Les Nereides Patchouli Antique, you ought to yourselves to try this. Nothing groundbreaking but so nicely executed to result incredibly irresistible. The perfect comfort scent. Adore!

Rating: 8/10

Classic Myrrh

Notes: Incense, Cedarwood, Petit Grain, Guaiac Wood, Violet, Sandalwood, Black Patchouli, Vetiver, Cistus.

Honesty and no frills seem to be the key words to read Von Eusersdorff's creations and Classic Myrrh completely fits this bill.

More about cedar and incense, than exactly myrrh, CM has a strong deja-vu vibe but feels, somewhat, more reassuring than boring. Smells more like antiques than churchy and in this context, it speaks of childhood memories, of grandma's personal drawers and the first days of autumn when everything is rust colored. There's a nice violet-incense accord that made me think about a gentler version of Maria Candida Gentile's Exultat. Dry, sort of austere yet somewhat warm and comfortable. Intensely woody yet not as harsh and screechy as most of the fragrances in the same vein. Easy to wear, solid and definitely recommended. An extremely nice masculine and a mandatory check for any frankincense aficionado.

Rating: 7.5/10

Classic Vetiver

Notes: Grapefruit, Bergamot, Lemon, Geranium, Elemi, Peppercorn, Cedarwood, Black Patchouli, Vetiver.

Another solid release by those amazing guys at Von Eusersdorff New York. Classic Vetiver makes a terrific option for anyone into lighter, fresh, citrusy-green takes on the main theme. Old-fashioned yet with modern facets (the peppery undertone). Easy to wear, very aromatic and Incredibly long lasting. If you like I Profumi Di Firenze Vetiver De Java and Terre D'Hermes, give this a chance. Nice but somewhat dull.

Rating: 6.5-7/10

Classic Mimosa

Notes: Bergamot, Neroli, Green Leaves, Mimosa, Violet, Rose, Marine Notes, Musk, Orange Blossom, Vanilla.

Classic Mimosa is probably my least favorite from this line. Von Eusersdorff's take on this ingredient is green, light and enhances the transparent aspect of this flower with a not so pleasant marine/aquatic accord. The mimosa is paired with a violet note which seems to dominate the fragrance throughout with a sort of misleading result. Quite long lasting but not particularly interesting.

Rating: 5.5/10

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