HYLNDS - Bitter Rose, Broken Spear

Eau de Parfum

by D.S. and Durga

HYLNDS - Bitter Rose, Broken Spear Sizes Available:
50ml $180
0.7ml sample $5
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An interesting masculine aromatic scent with woody and floral undertones, this is quite an evocative composition. The perfume opens with notes of thyme, ashy embers and tailed pepper. The heart encompasses rose, thyme and nutmeg. The perfume settles into an ashy amber with notes of amber, larch and slight iron. The perfume leans masculine, is moderate in sillage, projection and longevity. Takes you to some ancient battlefield now desolate and overgrown with plants, herbs and trees. Enjoy!
By   - Professor and Perfumer from Charlottesville on 3/27/2019
DS & Durga's assembled another collection of notes that make zero sense on paper and perfect sense on skin -- this time, outlining the difference between pretty (nope) and beautiful (oh my yes). The main event here is the tension between an almost mint-like metallic/iron accord and an earthy but not particularly “warm” amber, around which the various herbal notes scurry and roister. (That rose is an herbal, yes, and I’ll bet its thorns are slightly toxic. If Game of Thrones’ Ygritte were a perfumery note...) A compelling men’s scent, which means that women ought to grab this one immediately.
By   - editor from Seattle on 2/15/2018
It's a Scottish chypre! New scent category. I get the metal and the rose, and they remind me of a mix of the scotch museum and woolen mill in Edinburgh, Scotland. You need to go to both to get the reference. Luckily, they are across the street from one another. Very authentic, but not for the weak of heart. This is strong...like Scots :).
By   - Student from Nashville on 1/11/2018
Opens very sour on my skin, hot metal and wet caves, two ideas that clash and dance apart, not always with pleasant results. 10 minutes in, earth & ash come to the forefront, reminding me of campfires doused by spring rain. The sour note lurks, weaving in & out. This is an outdoor scent, evocative of rolling hills in the damp spring. 30 minutes in, there is a thankfully brief period where the sour comes to the forefront enough for me to recognise it: cocktail olives, green, oily, & bitter. Soon it starts to war with something fizzy, something, I also recognise, & then it takes center stage for the rest of it's brief but enjoyable duration. Rose, but rose that is recognisable to anyone who's had a Lush bath bomb.
By   - human from wichita on 9/8/2016
This is early in the game, but so far the scent has been delightful. It's going towards incense on me (not sure what note that is) but despite definitely NOT being sweet, it has a warm almost cozy feel. Giving it four because it hasn't been on my skin long enough for a definitive opinion.
By   - Professor from Houston on 1/27/2016
I definitely picked up the bitterness in this scent and while I liked using up the sample, this is not something I will come back to. Galbanum is one of my favorite notes and this is well grounded with it, but I am finding it rather one dimensional in the bitterness category. The description makes it sound very nuanced, but my skin chemistry does not cause this to bloom or unfold. I want to layer it with a linden or hay scent. Fortunately, I am not getting any rose-bitter or otherwise-but I am not getting much of anything else, either.
By   - Medical from Somewhere humid on 5/23/2015
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