Sensei by Piotr Czarnecki 2013


Post by Erica Golding


Hello, my finely fragranced friends!

I want to share a scent experience that pierced my heart with true love’s fiery arrow. Of all the aromas that I have fallen for in my many years exploring, learning, and collecting, this creation may be my favorite of all time. I don’t make this statement lightly – it is my declaration of devotion to a work of sensory art. My passion, my power, my spirit:

Sensei by Piotr Czarnecki 2013

Sensei Piotr Czarnecki FragranticaPhoto Stolen Fragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Whiskey, coffee, tobacco
Heart: Incense, myrrh, spicy notes
Base: Ambrette (musk mallow), labdanum, amber and musk

The fragrance opens with a thunderous symphony of precious woods, rich coffee, intense spices, fine tobacco, and full-bodied whiskey. Once the essences meld with skin and chemistry, resinous incense notes, amber, and a subtle swirl of vanilla round out the masterpiece. Each note yields to the next, balanced perfectly and equally, allowing me to either focus on a single element or allow the entirety of the creation to reverberate harmoniously.The aroma is woody, spicy, and vibrates with life, vigor, and purpose.

Sensei Piotr Czarnecki whiskey PixabayPhoto Stolen Pixabay

Sensei doesn’t need a hype train, it stands on its own by merit of the exquisitely moving fragrance alone. Handmade in small batches, the genuine emotion that breathes life into Sensei is palpable. I would classify this scent as masculine, but only on a superficial level. Rather than requiring an exceptionally strong and confident soul to “pull it off,” Sensei somehow possesses the ability to draw forth the strength and poise of the wearer instead of demanding it. When I anoint my skin with this cherished treasure, I breathe deeply and stand straighter. I carry myself throughout the day with a peaceful invincibility, harmonizing with my fragrance’s serene energy.

Sensei Piotr Czarnecki Incense J Aaron Farr FlickrPhoto Stolen Flickr

Some may classify Sensei as a winter scent, and understandably so; but I met Sensei in the blazing heat of the glowing summer sun, and my associations with it are solar, radiant, and powerfully joyful. Wearlength on me is variable, depending on whether my skin is moisturized and how much I apply, but I get about 5-7 hours. Interestingly enough, the longevity of Sensei is not dependent on the concentration of the scent that I choose. Personally, I find that the Eau de Toilette allows the vanilla to come forth a little more; the Eau de Parfum highlights the smooth tobacco; and the Extrait is all about the spice blend. Sensei comes in a triple-chambered glass bottle, offering each of the concentrates in a singular, cohesive presentation.

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Sensei is pure pleasure for me and I hope that you have enjoyed my impressions of this composition!
Erica Golding

17 comments on “Sensei by Piotr Czarnecki 2013

  1. australianperfumejunkies says:

    Hey there Erica,
    WOW! You are excited by this baby. You have me salivating for a spritz. The lemmings are coming out top play.
    Portia xx

  2. cookie queen says:

    Erica! Oh my. I want this. And I shall find it. Thank you so much. Fab review. xxx

  3. The AL says:

    Erica, all because of you when I was at ScentBar in LA I ran back in and asked for a sample of this! 🙂 I was waiting until fall to try it, but your comment about it being sunny and summery for you means I will be breaking it out tomorrow. 🙂

    • Erica Golding says:

      🙂 Awesome! I can see why traditionally it could be viewed as a winter scent, but I do what I want and I fell in love with this scent on perfect summer days spent out in the hot sun with my little boy. It is a very special scent for me! I hope you enjoy sampling!

  4. einsof says:

    there is such a sense of spirituality (and, yes, sensuality) in your writing here! truly this fragrance must move you on very deep levels; which is what true art does, yes?

    deft and definitive the way you move around the desired classifications and labels: not a winter fragrance, “superficially masculine”. Moving it beyond such things makes it all the more appealing.

    a very emotive and moving piece! thank you!

    as for the juice, well, handcrafted is so appealing!! and the presentation– does anyone else do this? to present three different concentrations in one bottle is genius.

    thank you for bringing this to our attention and for sharing something so beloved.

    • Erica Golding says:

      Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind words! I’m so moved that you were able to understand how I feel. Sensei is very dear to me, everything about it harmonizes with my being. It is precious art.

  5. Tora says:

    I love this review, Erica!! This aptly describes the look on your face as you are captured in the image holding the Sensei. It is quite an amazing perfume!

  6. Amarah says:

    I now need to try this! Thanks for the review! 🙂

  7. Tena says:

    I am loving my bottle in these cool rainy days
    Wonderful review

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