Hemlock is one of those fragrances, it's so odd, that I despise it, yet I'm finding myself drawn to it, I'm smelling myself every few minutes to see what note unfolds next.Parfums Quartana
as a house Is the niche houses of niche houses, they have a few masterpieces including Digitalis and Mandrake, some are subpar, but you cannot deny the creativity behind this house and fragrances.
I get a musical, cardboard, turpentine, plastic, heavy metal vinyl, that dampens a sweet, complex, with a tinge of molasses smelling rum, and a grassy, springtime, watery green leaves.
Then a sugary, slightly animalic, with a hue of white, and a touch of green jasmine sambac, grows beneath a milky, sea salted, ripe vanilla, and a resinous, balmy, vanilla tinged benzoin.
I get the Vinyl, Jamine Sambac, Green Leaves, Vanilla, Benzoin and Rum, it opens up with a boozy, woody rum, and a waxy, black vinyl, the rum is soft, the vinyl is mild.
After twenty minutes the rum and vinyl dissipate, In comes a vegetal, green, green leaves, and a sweet, fleshy jasmine sambac, the green leaves are strong, the jasmine sambac is mild.
After five hours the jasmine sambac dissipates, the green leaves soften, in comes a salty, creamy vanilla, and a nutty, thick benzoin, the vanilla and benzoin are mild.
Hemlock is a very unique, strange, white florals, slightly musky and earthy, spicy and leather nuances, a touch of woodiness, unisex, Woody Spicy fragrance.
This would be great for the Fall and Winter, I get average projection and average longevity, Hemlock is an interesting offering from Parfums Quartana
, 3/5 Stars.