Mini Fragrance Review on a Sample : Salvia Sclarea by Tom Daxon
The Scent : Is there a fresh grassy scent for a high end fragrance house? Salvia Sclarea is certainly new! This scent reminds me of Gap Grass right away with a little more complexion. There’s the elemi , violet leaf and sage lingering throughout the overall scent, which is actually quite nice! Knowing how cheap it was to make Gap Grass, I understand that a grassy note fragrance should be pretty cheap to purchase and in all honesty, the price of Salvia Sclarea is a little high in my humble opinion, but this fragrance does have a nice blend.
Salvia Sclarea has a watery (think fresh spring rains in the mountains), grassy green scent (think about a fresh cut lawn on a hot summer day), a floral aroma like a fresh spring Garden filled with Violets, the elemi, with a pinch of a woody after scent, with a little bit of citrus (like lemon peels mixed in with Sencha green tea) really blends into a overall beautiful fragrance that is suitable for spring and summer. The elemi/violet floral fragrances are probably the second most noticeable smell and were very well done here in this scent. One of the better Daxon scents; actually the best I’ve tested and sampled so far. The dry down though is actually something less to be desired, mostly violets, a pungent odor of violets, which makes it a bit too floral-like.
Production Value : Longevity is 5-6 hours and the projection rate is moderate and it’s really subtile.
The Score : (✭✭✭) 3 stars – price played a factor in my decision, since I’m sure that a designer house fragrance with a cheaper designer price could pull this scent off.
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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).