Well it just goes to show, how very different we have picked up the scents!My sample arrived this morning, and without even opening it I could smell the creamy malt goodness through the envelope.
On opening it up and taking some big old sniffs, straight off the bat I get a delicious chocolate and creamy sandalwood layered with malt. Its like i'm sniffing a cork and the slats from a barrel that held a beautiful single malt, which were then dipped in chocolate and drizzled with dark molasses.
Imagine making a chocolate, date and muscovado sugar pudding. Then letting it soak up a good amount of single malt and finally serving it with a healthy pour of whiskey cream........in a wooden bowl.
All these notes and this is even before i've lathered it up!. If you're a whiskey drinker you'll defo pick up the notes. The scent doesn't carry the kick or sharp edge that the alcohol from a whiskey brings but all the other elements that layer though a good single malt are there.
I know the base will be good based on my knowledge of kerry's soaps, so only thing left to see is how this baby develops when lathered. This feels like a night time scent to me so I'll be using it for tomorrow nights shave. To really bring out the notes to i'll do a dry bloom before I squish some into my scuttle for a hot water shave.
So far so very good.
Wow lol yea it is a YMMV. Yea I agree the chocolate is more like a woolworth chocolate coins smell rather that green and blacks but I defo get a lovely sandalwood and cream whiskey liqueur vainWell it just goes to show, how very different we have picked up the scents!
Is kerry getting the whiskey note from real whiskey? If you close your eyes are you not getting a chocolate malt loaf vibe with a whiskey cream?I did speak to Kerry regarding the scent (which
personally was not to my taste) hence wanting to entertain the opinions of other members. Unfortunately my thoughts were more akin to those described by Lee. A cocoa note and stale ale, or the smell of spilt ale when it's been left on a pub table. I think a second attempt is necessary. Can never fault the performance IMO.