By Kilian Apple Brandy on the Rocks Eau de Parfum is a boozy, apple liquor drizzled over flippantly smoked oak that progresses extra linearly from center to finish. The apple word softens and fades because the drydown emerges, the place flippantly spiced, smoked woods and vanilla begin to take over. The notes are:
- prime notes: cardamom, bergamot
- coronary heart notes: apple, brandy, pineapple, rum, moss, vanilla
- base notes: cedarwood, ambroxan
It opened with crisp, freshly-peeled apple with fizzy lemon dribbled over that was bubbly and teased my nostril initially earlier than sweetening to its namesake, apple brandy, the place the apple was noticeable however richer, sweeter, and boozier however not so candy that it turned baked or dessert-like. There was an underlying subtly smoky, woody word (had me imagining oak barrels) and a touch of earthiness from the oakmoss that made an look about quarter-hour into put on.
Apple Brandy On the Rocks obtained boozier, drier, and fewer apple-heavy, now not fizzy or remotely tarte, and the apple felt prefer it flavored the booziness quite than the opposite method round (the way it was within the opening). Total, the development ended up being extra linear with the apple getting an increasing number of muffled within the background because the brandy and woodiness mixed with vanilla. It appeared like lots of others obtained pineapple as a dominant word, and check out as I’d, the fruity word(s) all the time jogged my memory of crisp, granny smith apples.
For testing, I used half of a 0.7ml pattern vial dabbed onto the underside and topside of my wrist space on my left arm. I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as that is additionally my swatching arm (aka, extremely parched at any given second) as I discovered scent didn’t maintain properly right here in any other case. It had reasonable projection for the primary two hours of damage, after which it dropped to solely a few inches above my pores and skin earlier than turning into a skin-scent after 5 hours of damage. It was longer-lasting at over 10 hours.
Subjectively, it was an fascinating scent to strive after testing out By Kilian’s Angels’ Share, which I want for its sweeter high quality; Apple Brandy on the Rocks’ crisp apple word was nice however I needed extra, and Angels’ Share gave that to me (personally!). I’m not usually pulled in by fragrance bottle packaging, however I believe Kilian did a beautiful job on this collection’ packaging.
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