The Great Clod (Durer)

The languor and buzz of summer. What a serene time, perfect for the flowers, green, aquatic, and perfumy.

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The Great Clod (Durer)

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Possets description: Rich, dark, thick, sensuous, summer. Albrecht Durer painted a bit of earth replete with its growing elements, one of the most beautiful and iconic of all summer paintings to me, evidently, HM The Queen likes it, too, for it is in her collection.

Fig, earth, Pomegranate, greenery all dance together in happy harmony, a hymn to fertility and loveliness The Great Clod is one of the most graceful of summer creations. A lovely perfume.
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"Rich, dark, thick and sensuous" exactly.
A rich fig gorged with sun. I can't smell the earth or the pomegranate but I know they are here because it's not just a "simple" fig smell.
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Hmmm, I love earthy. The pomegranate was my only concern. From your review my fears may be unfounded.
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I don't smell the earth in this one like I can smell it in nuut for example but the fig is "grounded" if that makes any sense.
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In the vial: Bright and fruity and not "candley" as pomegranate tends to be to my nose.

Wet: very fruity but in a "grounded" way as Mina says. Kind of syrupy rather than fresh fruit? I like it. Not getting much greanery or earth though. At this stage it sort of reminds me of Romanee Conti but a little less foody.

Dry: ooh nice, sweet fig and a subtle earthiness. Reminds me just little of the dry phase of Dracula Rising but without the sandal.

Final verdict: Not alot of staying power but I am glad that I snagged a decant of this. It's really nice and I hope that the earthiness increases with age as I really love sweet/earthy blends.
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Straight out of the mailbox I get mostly pomegranate from my decant. It's a very deep, rich pomegranate with an underlying touch of earthiness. Sadly, I don't get much fig which is what I was hoping for from this. I'll have to let it sit for awhile and retest. It's very nice and well-done, but just not what I was expecting.
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I am really leaning towards this one. :chase:
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As Fabienne's description says, this is a lovely perfume. All the elements play together so skillfully that it doesn't read as a gourmand or even a fruity fragrance; it's just a beauty. I'm not a fan of earth notes and worried that this would take over, but it recedes and becomes a team player. The pomegranate, too, doesn't stand out recognizably. This is just...a lovely perfume!
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