Yellow Book

Brand: Alkemia

Scent Description: A licentious concoction of dry amber, blonde tobacco, naughtily spiced aldehydes, the leather binding of erotic novels, dark chilis provocatively soaked in spiced rum, saffron, white coffee, yuzu, peppered benzoin, and drop of wild honey.

Released: The Decadents Collection

4 thoughts on “Yellow Book”

  1. As noted in another review, there is something very Irish Spring about this scent in the beginning. I’m guessing it’s the aldehydes? Once it dries down it’s a soft (but not powdery), leathery, tobacco with a bit of an herbal edge. I never would have picked this one out for myself from reading the notes, but it’s lovely.

  2. Goo goo Gaga, this is my skin but better scent. It’s just Spicy, warm, not over powering on the leather, HUGE plus, it just gives it a nice rounded edge and keeps it from going too ‘burley’ I’m really pleased with this one, and purchased in a rollerball// probably will become my purse perfume because it became one of my favorites, and it’s just so easy to grab and wear.

  3. The moment I put it on it was like old school, spicy men’s cologne. Within a few minutes it died down to spice, worn leather furniture, and if my nose isn’t right up against my wrist I can smell paper. Old paper, that’s been bathed in a tobacco-lover’s office for a long time. I think I smell like a weathered PI from an old black and white movie/show– Dick Tracy? I like it! But I’m thinking this might be a “must be in the right mood” scent for me. Honestly, it makes me feel like a semi-retired badass who will come out of retirement to kick someone’s butt if need be.

    This one is pretty boozy on me, but in a way that I personally find cozy. My partner thinks it smells like straight-up booze and incense, though, so take that as you will.

  4. Comes on super green and fresh like men’s deodorant… I wonder what it is? When it calms down I do get the honey, tobacco and a little leather. There is a healthy dash of pepper (or maybe it’s the chilis) I get over everything that spices up the blend, gratefully adding a bit of intrigue . Other than that, it did feel like a pretty generic masculine scent. Comforting in that sense, and well blended, but I found this fit a mainstream type that I already have tried many times.

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