The Saw Is Family
The Morbid The Merrier (now defunct)
A murderously beautiful blend of 5 musks, 3 sandalwoods, a tiny hint of Texas earth, the bite of a steel blade, and a ribbon of cold, hard fear binding them all tightly together.
When I bought this two years ago, I loved it. I meant to get a full bottle and was kicking myself when I realised I hadn't and it was gone. So I've been stingily hanging on to my meagre little vial, barely daring to use it. In hindsight, I should have, because it's changed. A lot.
Here's what I said about it back then:
On me, this is a gorgeous sandalwood musk saved from being too hippyish by a sharp metallic note. I really, really love it.And now? In the vial it smells musky, but a rather uninteresting musk. A musk I'd expect to smell in one of those $15 perfumes near the front counter of Chemist Warehouse. A pleasant enough smell, but ordinary. There's a tiny hint of something shiny and metallic, an icy steel note that has all but faded away. It's so fleeting and hard to catch, sadly.
When applied, the metallic note is undetectable. Just the musk is there. Once it dries down, it's soapy. Again - something I'd find in a cheap chemist. Just... eh. How disappointing.
2/5. I don't out-and-out hate it, but it really didn't age well, and it's very ordinary and unspecial. Probably just as well I never did get that full bottle.