From repulsive to divine. This scent was a bit of a shock out of the bottle, like an amorphous grey woolen monster creeping around the edges of the room, spooky but not threatening. Two days later the scent on the strip had settled into a lovely spare barbershop scent with a whiff of leather strap. When I worked up the nerve to wear it on skin it reeked of magic markers and a dash of civet which made me feel like a scary librarian. On skin it mellowed to the luxe barbershop of leather and dried flowers much sooner than on paper.
Love Rien! Takes me right back to my Catholic schoolboy days! Incense for days- so comforting in the dark days of winter. Love it!
On me (a woman) this was very strong, and smelled like the back seat of a senator's car: leather, gas, and corruption. A friend of mine (a man), really liked it on himself; it gave him the boost of confidence he needed to upgrade his music streaming service. A win! Long-lasting, and leaves a noticeable trail...