True confession time – I specifically chose this blend it was not by chance. I had to share the love. Also I’m writing this purely via my WordPress app on my phone to see how it goes.
I adore Deconstructing Eden. Their scent Burnt Flowers Fallen is in my top 5 perfumes, and October Rust is going to weedle it’s way onto that short list.
October Rust – Cool rusting metal, the last of the maple leaves, black agarwood, crisp air, incense, bonfire smoke, blonde woods and dark amber.
At first this is strong iron, wet and cool, but it’s only prominent for the first 5 minutes before it floats to the background. What comes next is leaves and woods and a sweet incense.
To me this feels just like the beginning of winter, where the mornings and evenings are cool verging on cold and the days are warmer. But it’s a deceptive warmth. The sun is bright, but the wind comes in from the North and there’s that unmistakable bite of snow on the breeze.
There is also this incense. It’s sweet and familiar yet at the same time I can’t quite place it.
While the throw on this isn’t crazy, it just enough that you get tantalizing whiffs of it throughout the day.
At about 7 hours there is little left of the scent except that slightly smoky incense. It’s not as long lasting as some of their other scents but 7 hours is pretty good in my book. As someone who has scent commitment issues this is actually a good thing. It lasts long enough to get you through the day when you have more to worry about than needing to reapply, but it still allows you the freedom to apply something else when you get some you time without worrying if it will clash.