I have praised the perfume house Gallivant before, so I am continuing to explore its line. I am now testing my sample of Amsterdam, and I think, so far, this is the most interesting one for me.
I say it’s interesting because I didn’t love this instantly. If I have to be honest, I really don’t know how I feel about it right now. As I am reading the notes, the ones that stuck out was rose and saffron, so I thought it was one of those oud-ish dirty rose types. But it’s not – there’s something very sharp here- I think it’s the szechuan pepper. It is a little jarring – giving it a metallic feel that I am not vibing to. I don’t get the rose at all, and actually I do not get florals. I think it;s there but it is not front and center for me. I get vague musks as it dries down, and that metallic pepper, and it’s a little unpleasant. I am testing this on a warm-ish day, so perhaps this projects better on a colder day?
But right now, I don’t really know, because I feel like I want to scrub this off my skin.