Not Perfumes fragrance extrait review and score Ashkaby Therapeutic Fragrance
Who? I See Wearing the Fragrance
Where? I Use the Fragrance
When? The Season I Use the Fragrance
What? Occasions or Events I Use Fragrance
Price Per Millileter
Extrait de Parfum
How? I Apply the Fragrance
1 to 3 swipes apply careful
"Par Fumum – Through smoke. Where perfume began and where it ends." Brand Website
Ashka was launched in 2018. The nose behind this fragrance is Johanna Venables.
Fragrance Quick Story
If there was such a thing as challenging fragrances these are it. To even get me to the point of breaking these down into something explainable I had to learn to not over apply. They really need to provide these samples in atomizer format. They need to spread out as much as possible with the plastic applicator provided to let air give lift to other notes besides resins.
Guaiac wood and gunpowder compliment each other off the top. Obviously must love a dark challenge.
Fragrance in my opinion compared to Perfumes Notes
The opening is so masculine seductive. Boom we have a favorite.
I thought this would be the darkest opening out of the bunch. The gunpowder tames this a bit from the other. On opening I am pulling a citrus somehow not noted something fresh. You know I am wanting that oud.
There is use of guaiac wood against the gun powder and black pepper with some kind of freshness pulling them through. Freshness in a deep green note I think anything would be fresh against this opening.
I can’t pull out rose, but on fourth wearing I finally find the tobacco note after applying a wide distance across my skin.
I am learning and don’t know what sweetness is coming from maybe rose, but pretty familiar with a lot of rose notes. Some resinous sweetness floats above dark syrupy no definition not amber not honey, not maple, best I can do here is call it a sweet kind of resin oriental in nature.
Overall accord is a touch pissy. Oud is synthetic and present same with cade, birch, and ash forming the pissiness of the fume.
Mellows out nicely in the dry down.
Bitter dark no apologies are coming.