The Art and Olfaction Awards 2020 Finalist / Review of Absinthe-Minded by Anka Kus

by Lou Sniffs

SCORE: 83

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Who? I See Wearing the Fragrance

Ernest Hemingway

Where? I Use the Fragrance

Winter,Home

When? The Season I Use the Fragrance

fall and winter

What? Occasions or Events I Use Fragrance

Fall,Winter

Perfumer:

Ali Erkekli

#ankakus

Price Per Millileter

30 56ML

Perfume Classification

Eau De Parfum

Projection

2 Feet Or More

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Longevity

Around Six Hours

Sillage

Medium Tailed

How? I Apply the Fragrance

1-3 sprays

Absinthe-Minded opens with a strong absinthe note, green and camphorous, almost medicinal. Eucalyptus comes to mind, which isn't a surprise for an Australian perfumer, right, but there is no eucalyptus mentioned in the notes. More sprays highlight the anise/fennel/black licorice note. It is a unique smell, aromatic and mentholated, but it is addictive from the get-go. Rose is noticeable, and there are other distinct note impressions, but the blend is great, and there is a light/dark psuh/pull that gives this scent a lot of movement. The dry-down is woody and warm, grounded. It is interesting, good work, but a little too medicinal for my tastes. I am really interested in trying out the rest of his line. 

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Company:Anka Kus
Perfumer:Ali Erkekli
Fragrance Family:Aromatic Green
Classification:Eau De Parfum
Pricing:$0.54/fluid ml
Country:Australia
Year:2019
Sex:Unisex
Hashtag:#ankakus
What:Fall,Winter
Where:Winter,Home
Projection:2 Feet Or More
Longevity:Around Six Hours
Sillage:Medium Tailed
Short Description:Aromatic Booze
Fragrantica Score:4.5 out of 5 with 10 votes

Therapeutic Fragrance Score Chart

Absinthe-Minded

Experience 13/15
Branding & Originality 4/5
Projection & Sillage 4/5
Longevity 4/5
Composition 16/20
Ingredients
& Price per ML
23/25

FRAGRANCE

TOP: 8/10
HEART: 4/5
BASE: 7/10

SCORE: 83

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15 comments

    1. @Therapeutic Fragrance, you were correct it's actually note from Manle after looking again… its Rasei Fort…. lol. But still great compositions!! Ps we still need to collab bro!! ;P

    2. @Therapeutic Fragrance, Facebook messenger? Darren Nimz on fb man ;D