Akro Darkish Eau de Parfum is meant to be a celebration of chocolate, and whereas the primary couple of minutes gave darkish chocolate with a touch of cinnamon, deep and wealthy, it didn’t linger. It appeared to have patchouli in it, after which later, it was simply dusty, aged leather-based and smokiness. The chocolate aspects had vanished, and at greatest, vanilla confirmed up afterward as a suggestion, however all the pieces appeared to muddle and mute on me inside a number of hours of wear and tear.
It’s described as “darkish chocolate” with “its most seductive aspects” with notes of: cocoa, darkish chocolate, cinnamon, hazelnut, and vanilla.
- prime notes:
- coronary heart notes:
- base notes:
Pure, unadulterated darkish chocolate marked the start of the journey with a way of darkness, slight bitterness, and cocoa that was gently spiced with cinnamon. The primary minute was nearly boozy and rum-like. It shifted right into a extra powdered type of cocoa, earthier and extra patchouli-like with out being dusty. There are whispers of smoke within the background that felt cool and crisp.
After the primary 10 minutes, it smelled of leather-based and one thing nearly medicinal, dry and musty. The chocolate appeared like an extended misplaced reminiscence after a half hour of wear and tear–there have been no indicators of it. It was smoky, leathery, and dusty with little earthiness, no nuttiness… not to mention any vanilla or chocolate. 4 hours into the wear and tear, the faintest trace of vanilla crept in, nevertheless it was largely smoky and leathery, although it had dropped so near my pores and skin that it was laborious to outline the notes.
For testing, I used 1/3 of a 0.7ml pattern vial dabbed to the underside and topside of my wrist space . I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as I discovered scent didn’t maintain properly right here in any other case.
I bought my pattern in January 2022; fragrances are identified to be reformulated over their lifetime , so be aware of when a overview was made, e.g. a overview from 2010 might not replicate what the same-named fragrance smells like in 2022.
It lasted for 3 hours till it was a skin-scent and about six hours earlier than it was fairly troublesome to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage and projection had been gentle, and the perfume pulled shut nearly instantly.
For me, it under-performed because of the projection and longevity as a complete, after which the shortage of chocolate all through made this a reasonably totally different scent expertise than it was supposed to be.
- 100ml for $160
- 0.7ml pattern for $4