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First Clive Christian Experience

Nothing about the House or marketing had previously appealed to me but I really enjoyed my first CC experience.

The ones I focused on were C / L / V and a brief spray of #1.
If you take price out of the equation then you are left with a Niche house, producing interesting, worthwhile, quality well performing fragrances. The brand positionimg reminds me of Amouage with its paired Male / Female offerings.
C (men): was very Oud dominant with some florals wood and spice. I've just smelt too many similarly themed frags in the exclusive niche market - at least CC was relatively early to the party.
L (men): was a very high quality woody, spicy scent. Quite a simple but well executed formula.
V (men) was very niche smelling with a winning frankinsense and ambery drydown and citrussy opening. Overall a dark, gothic incense vibe - Like one review (by Rogalal) states CC inhabit a similar aesthetic to many CDG creations.

#1 (men) I smelt on paper and the complex mix of notes and Cardamon Oil reminded me right away of the original CDG perfume.

More surprisingly I found the womens range to be perfectly unisex!
C (women) had the most profound impression on me. One of those occasions where you've never quite smelt one like it before. I guess from the notes it was the Tuberose that hooked me in - not a note I've ever been interested in exploring. The dry down seemed dynamic, exciting and somewhat sweet
V (women) had a gorgeous neroli thing going on in it's favour - and the complex mix of notes reminded me strongly of Clinique Aromatics Elixr (no bad thing) - this connection was also made in a review of V (by JTD).

Overall a house worth exploring for well constructed, refined high quality scents. The main thing is to keep an open mind regarding price and gender - who knows you might find something to fall in love with - and at the asking price it would have to be love. I'm probably at the stage where i'd rather have a tiny quantity of something I was compelled by


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