Salome-A Memory of a scent
A memory: Several years ago on warm spring day, when I knew absolutely nothing of fragrances, I walked into a full-service car wash to get my car detailed. The customer service female at the counter must have been 10-15 years my senior assisted me with my ticket was wearing a hypnotic animalic-floral perfume. The scent wafted under my sniffer as I stood at the counter—knees becoming slightly weaker. I will never forget that scent. It was attractively spicy and sexy. Honestly, it smelt like sex. Funny how our senses work. It made my lion roar! Smelling a sample Salome perfume transports me back many years ago to this memory at the car wash. It's remarkable at how one can recall certain scents from events and times. Beautiful animalic-spicy-chypre scent! In the opening, you get a heavy dose of cumin. I like the cumin in Salome better than I do in Serge Lutens MKK. In Salome, the cumin makes it dirty but not too nasty. The middle floral notes of jasmine, carnation, orange blossom, and rose standout nicely. The carnation gives the scent a pinch of spiciness. This is the first perfume I’ve experience with Hyrax. In the base notes, the birch gives it a slight smokey-incense vibe. Also, you have oakmoss, hay, patchouli, styrax, cumin, castoreum, vanilla, and cumin in the bottom notes. Salome stays rich, floral, and musky throughout. The orange and citruses keep the animalic notes corralled. This is one fragrance that definitely blossoms and improves as it progresses. It’s not by accident that you wear this perfume. It’s worth trying if you like animalic scents-one of the better animalic scent I’ve tried. I’m still searching for the perfect animalic scent for me—if there is one. I really like the oakmoss, but I wish it had Vietnamese agarwood in the fragrance. Salome has great longevity and good sillage. For me, I’m not sure Salome is something I want in my perfume collection. As far as the scent, I do like—and I think I like it more on female persons. I’ll keep experimenting!