Mini Review on a Sample for men’s cologne : Ballena de La Pampa by Fueguia 1833
The Scent : Holy sh*t this is good stuff if I do say so myself! The note breakdown is so very simple, but damn, it’s the “intro” that will hit you with a green, dry herbal scent with a hint of fresh spices like ginger and orange peel. This is the simplest way to describe this is smell, which is comparable to a canister of oil de bergamot, which is used in earl grey tea. It’s the the spices inside that Earl Gray tea that seem to match this scent.
Spices… beautiful medley of spices. It sweetens up a bit here and there after it dries up a bit, just enough to say it has some sweetness, but it never overwhelms, it has a fruity like feel, almost like a flavoured tea; like the crisp sent of a green apple. Then you just start smelling apple pie, but it’s that the cusp dryness that makes me think flavoured apple tea (dry) or apple pie. Some say it smells animalic, but I don’t get that at all. Some people also compare this to old books; that I agree with as it certainly does have that musky scent. Apparently this has multiple musks, either way it’s fantastic. It has a hay like note, and that could explain the dryness of the scent.
Production Value : Longevity is solid 5-7 hours, and the projection is mostly skin, you get a bit for the first few hours.
The Score : (✭✭✭✭) Cusping on being a 5 star honestly, really solid and unique scent. Bravo !!
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Jay Malhotra is a fragrance connoisseur and expert on scents. He is a contributor to men’s lifestyle on Daclaud dot com and one of his hobbies is collecting men’s cologne and fragrances. Jay Malhotra is also a forum admin on Fragrance Guru Nation and boasts the fourth largest collection of men’s fragrances on the forum (over 600 scents).