Akro Darkish Eau de Parfum is meant to be a celebration of chocolate, and whereas the primary jiffy 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 sides had vanished, and at greatest, vanilla confirmed up afterward as a suggestion, however every little thing appeared to muddle and mute on me inside just a few hours of damage.
It’s described as “darkish chocolate” with “its most seductive sides” with notes of: cocoa, darkish chocolate, cinnamon, hazelnut, and vanilla.
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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 virtually 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 virtually medicinal, dry and musty. The chocolate appeared like a protracted misplaced reminiscence after a half hour of damage–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 onerous 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 effectively 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 virtually instantly.
For me, it under-performed because of the projection and longevity as an entire, after which the dearth of chocolate all through made this a reasonably totally different scent expertise than it was supposed to be.
Out there Sizes
- 100ml for $160
- 0.7ml pattern for $4