Post by Poodle
I love smokey scents. Burning leaves, pipe tobacco, fireplaces, incense…all those wonderful notes that make you just want to curl up under a warm blanket. With a name like Smoke for the Soul I thought I’d find that type of scent. I thought wrong.
Smoke For the Soul by Fabrice Pellegrin for by Kilian 2014
Photo Stolen Fragrantica
Fragrantica gives these featured accords in one line:
Eucalyptus, grapefruit, mate, birch, casmirwood, cannabis, cardamom
Sure, there’s a touch of smokiness in the beginning. Smoke for the Soul takes me back to college where I knew some people who occasionally smoked marijuana. I was never one to smoke anything because it made my throat and lungs burn which was not enjoyable. I was sometimes around people who did though, and this is the perfume of one of those evenings.
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It all starts with lighting the joint. There’s that bit of smoke and the unmistakable smell of cannabis in the air. The scent gets stronger as it gets passed around the room. There’s not much smokiness anymore really because everyone is holding the smoke in for a bit and then coughing. It’s a bit much so I decide I’m going to wait outside in the cold. There’s a chill in the autumn air and I can smell the leaves blowing on the ground. My friends emerge from the house and with them trails the scent of pot. By this point they’re silly enough to think that a piece of gum will cover up the smell and look to me for that. I’ve got no gum but I do have cough drops so now there’s a hint of eucalyptus in the mix.
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The usual goofiness ensues and soon after the munchies kick in. I’m not driving this bunch anywhere so it’s back inside to raid the fridge. There is leftover roast chicken with thyme and lemon in there so that gets popped into the microwave to heat up. Later there’s still the faint smell of cannabis mixed with some generic men’s fragrance the guys spritzed earlier in the evening to try to make themselves appealing to the ladies.
Photo stolen Flickr
That’s the perfume in a nutshell. I can’t say I’d want to smell like this. It’s probably not something you’d wear to work unless you want to get sent to human resources to discuss your drug problem. I’d call it masculine. My hubby agrees but said he wouldn’t wear it. It’s weird and definitely worth a sniff but would I spend a ton of money to smell like it? Nope. No chance.
The search for a Kilian perfume for me to love continues…