Absinthe-Minded by Anka Kus

by Lou Sniffs


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Who? I See Wearing the Fragrance

Bobby Flay

Where? I Use the Fragrance


When? The Season I Use the Fragrance

9 Months of the Year

What? Occasions or Events I Use Fragrance



Ali Erkekli


Price Per Millileter

102 50ML

Perfume Classification

Eau De Parfum


1 to 2 Feet



Up to 6 Hours


Short to Medium Tailed

How? I Apply the Fragrance

1 - 5

Absinthe-Minded is an easy-wearing minty, slightly boozy fragrance. This is headed toward a fougere, but it never really gets there. A fantastic fennel note gives off black licorice aromatics with mint, and soft white woods provide balance. As the heart opens up, the fennel and licorice become even more prominent, so make sure these are notes you like. As for me, these are some of my favorite notes for a fresh fragrance; I let fennel grow wild in my yard for this reason. This warms up with a bit of patchouli and oakmoss with a slight amber woody drydown. Oakmoss is synthetic, but real oakmoss in this could be a gigantic game changer in this with lavender. It could make a mark in the fougere category. The drydown and overall musk carrier is familiar and easy. The hardest thing for a new perfume house to get down is a signature DNA that’s all your own. This would be my critique of the house. Musk is dry, simplistic, and needs more flair in order to create a signature that is all Al’s. A lot of people will be able to recognize the projecting ingredient, and it is commonplace. The heavy work was all done with the top and heart being unique, but that -AIDE I would like to be a thumbprint we have never seen.

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Company:Anka Kus
Perfumer:Ali Erkekli
Fragrance Family:Aromatic Green
Classification:Eau De Parfum
Pricing:$2.04/fluid ml
Projection:1 to 2 Feet
Longevity:Up to 6 Hours
Sillage:Short to Medium Tailed
Short Description:Minty Fresh
Fragrantica Score:4.5 out of 5 with 10 votes

Therapeutic Fragrance Score Chart


Experience 11/15
Branding & Originality 5/5
Projection & Sillage 4/5
Longevity 4/5
Composition 16/20
& Price per ML