"Hemlock is uniquely restrained. Upon first wear it comes across as a sweet, (indistinctly) floral vanillic fragrance but the more I wear it the more I pick up on a whole plethora of subtleties. Theres a spicy facet, giving the sweetness a nice little bite without straying into autumnal spice cake territory. • The adition of rum gives the opening a unique depth. I pick up a touch of incense that coupled with the smoothness of the composition gives the whole thing a sort of milky smoky sweetness that somehow stradles the tightrope of edible and atmospheric. It's at once cordially familiar, and subtly alien."