Andrea Maack Parfums

Coven

Eau de Parfum

Femme
  Unisex
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If you've ever worked at a bar, you know the smell of the recycling dumpster in summer when the alcohol residue has turned into a sickly soup at the bottom. That's what this smelled like to me -- I can see how people could find it intellectually interesting and obviously it strikes others differently, but I found it really unpleasant. I guess this is a matter of taste because others are enthusiastic but it's a low score for me.
By   - Editor from Washington on 9/24/2021
I'm reviewing the sample as I wait for the FB to be back in stock... Green and mossy... to me it smells like that moment just after a Southern Ontario thunderstorm when the air is "emptied" and the ground -- the grass, the cement, the trees, mulch, everything -- is soaked. There's a strange void here around which the other notes circle that made me keep sniffing. Can't wait to spray it on.
By   - Professor from Toronto on 8/19/2021
Coven was in my first batch of Luckyscent samples ever, just over a year ago. Don't care to count how many I've accumulated since, but it was an immediate favorite. The full bottle is better still. Opens sharp & green with black pepper & crushed ivy before mellowing into a foggy walk along mossy cliffs. There's a cozy glass of whiskey waiting for you at home. Smells like solitary contentment. Perfect for early spring gardening, even if a pot on a fire escape is as close as you can get right now. Does make me miss walking alone through rain-drenched streets, though.
By   - Visual Artist from Brooklyn on 4/26/2020
While I admit that I was initially drawn toward the "spooky" name and scent description, I was blown away by the actual sample (which inspired me to write my very first review in almost 10 years of Luckyscent)! Coven reads as if my dearly departed bottle of Donna Karan Chaos from 1996 had *literally* risen from the grave...loamy soil and damp leaves and wet green moss enshrouding that classic black pepper/cinnamon/incense bomb. It's not a twin but a sister scent, quieter, darker, and less spicy-sweet than Chaos. I'm in love, and saving for a full bottle - Io Evohe!
By   - Artist/Designer from Los Angeles on 2/1/2020
Used in spell work, representing the earth below in its mossy rot wood, the air element of char and smoke.. Conjuring is a word breathed over a drop.. So mote it be
By   - Healer from Cincinnati on 10/20/2019
True story.. Got a sample of Coven along with a few others. When I opened it, I thought: "what is this vile tincture?!?", It stank of old hay and I threw it back in the bag never to be touched again. Jump in time a few months, I open it again, same effect. Horrible! In my disbelief that someone would create a fragrance this stinky, I tried it on me.. Next thing you know, I'm addicted to the stuff!!! It turned into the most gorgeous, dark, yet clean, mysterious, original smells I ever tried. I literally kept my shirt out of the wash basket, so I could continue smelling it! Hahaha! I've never changed my mind so drastically about anything in my life! Bewitched, spellbound? Maybe..... This is the new perfume I was looking for!
By   - artist from UK on 4/11/2019
So I had to come back and leave another review. I managed to get a small spritz bottle and I love this perfume even more now! So incredibly unique and I actually get compliments wearing it. This is full bottle worthy for me for sure.
By   - Chef from Vancouver on 2/2/2019
I got a sample of this perfume. I really liked it, quite smokey on me with a hint of spice. Definitely reminiscent of burning incense in a cauldron. I really wish the samples came in little spritz bottles though. I never feel like I get the true impact of a spray perfume when I'm dabbing/rubbing it on my skin. I'd definitely consider getting a full bottle of it if I could try it out of an actual bottle. Perhaps I'll see if my fave local perfume lady has this in stock so I can try a proper spritz.
By   - Chef from Vancouver on 1/9/2019
The opening spike of black pepper is an invitation for the easily frightened *not* to join the circle. Once the riffraff are cleared away, this one goes green, not woody, with a sharp dry note that reminds me of poplar leaves more than mown grass. There’s a terrific wet-earth forest-floor note, too, which segues into an interesting drydown by becoming a drier, sunshine-warmed patch of ground (thanks, whiskey). A nice bit of olfactory storytelling and very wearable.
By   - editor from Seattle on 10/18/2018
I wanted to really like this one. The smell is gorgeous, unique, obscure and a sexy type of "green" smell. I was excited due to the other comments about staying power. Maybe I did something wrong in application, maybe it was an "off" sample, but this did NOT stay at all. Two hours later and nothing. Most perfumes last quite well on me, but this one was too quickly gone and not enough enjoyment. When it's there, it's great, just wish it would last longer.
By   - Controller from Manheim on 6/14/2018
Coven is very sharp on the onset, with the most intense green imaginable. The whole thing is like a spectrum of green with bright electric green all the way to almost pitch black green. It's totally unique and really cool. It softens pretty quickly into something spicy, herbaceous, and green that lasts all day. I love it. Totally wearable, but very distinct. It could be a signature scent for the confident non-conformist. The spay nozzle is awesome. Very nice bottle design.
By   - Student from Nashville on 1/14/2018
I know people want to sound smart and unique when they review scents, but let's be honest here... This is wonderful. It's grassy, herbaceous, and spicy... Like rolling in freshly cut grass that has herbs and other mysterious things mixed with it. It starts off strong, but becomes soft and beautiful in about 30 minutes. I love it, and I shouldn't because I hate grass scents, or so I thought. It's mesmerizing and invigorating, but really unusual and hard to define. This is awesome. hardly anything less than wearable. I am surprised and happy to love it. It is very special.
By   - Student from Nashville on 1/11/2018
Coven lives up to it's name, evoking the mystery and decay of something kept hidden, deep in the woods. With a just above average sillage, and lingering notes of wet, fallen leaves and dirt, the scent embodies what I love about fall.
By   - Medical Professional  from Chicago on 1/14/2017
Instantly reminded me of Sienne L'Hiver. That figgy, leafy smell that's reminiscent of colder months is very present here. Unfortunately, it's a little too avante garde for my sensibilities.
By   - Musician from Toronto on 1/2/2017
Definitely a fall/winter scent. I brought a full bottle last year, based on name and description alone. I've gotten more "why are you wearing guy cologne ?" comments than I can count, but I don't care. It wraps me in an earthy, leafy, peppery, incense-y cocoon and takes me for a spin. Reminiscent slightly of Avignon, but less churchy.....darker and naughtier. Someone should send this to Stevie Nicks.
By   - Town Fool from NYC on 10/14/2016
One of my immediate favorite scents! It IS very strange, but really, what did you expect? The name is "Coven"! Of course it's going to smell like rotting wood and damp earth, potently mixed with spices! Of course it's going to open with a knife-like stab of pepper! Of course it's going to dry down to smoke and cloves! This is one of the best earthy and dark scents I've ever tried, perfect for autumnal witchery. And also, with the warm spicy/amber undertones, it can play as an alluring, sexy fragrance that's still mysterious and has an edge to it. I think this is going to be my first full bottle purchase from Luckyscent.
By   - Photographer from Ann Arbor, MI on 9/22/2016
I think I have been searching in vain (until now) my whole life for this scent. Coven is the perfect blend of sweetness and spice that I have sought. The components are beautifully balanced, and nothing emerges on its own. Rather, everything dries down to an unusual and notable scent. Picture being wrapped in a cashmere blanket in Fall at dusk on the edge of the woods. Perfection.
By   - Investments from New York on 9/13/2016
Strange scent. Opens powerful grass & dirt, stays in the fresh-cut-grass for a while, eventually moves into a fairly flat clove. Nothing boozy that I can detect. Pretty one-dimensional after the giant grass-mow of the first few minutes. Teenagers will love it.
By   - writer from saratoga springs ny on 8/15/2016
Love this perfume. Grassy, boozy, mildly sweet. I don't get a whole lot of straight-up dirt. I'd call it more of a boozy amber with grassy, peppery, green facets. If anything, the wet soil note cools it down a little. It does evoke something witchy going down in the forest. I find it utterly addictive. It's thoroughly unisex in my book.
By   - RN from Brooklyn on 7/8/2016
This is a woody, granite scent with luscious, cannibalistic undertones. It makes me feel cold as ice, like I'm wearing the embodiment of vampirism. I can see wearing this scent on an emotionally and temperately harsh day when I need to shut everything out and become immortal. This is fills its purpose with excellence, though it may not be for those with love still in their hearts.
By   - Programmer from Atlanta on 6/21/2016
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