Yatagan by Caron may be one of the most extreme fragrances ever. -- the sour-bitter opening of celery and wormwood is exhilarating, and unexpected, since most such scents open with citrus. This leads into a middle of patchouli and real pine needles (no synthetic floor-cleaner smell here), and when the animalic base takes over, this stuff takes on a dangerous MUSTY aroma that makes it smell like it's alive! You can't tell if this smells like a walk in the Rockies in a new leather bomber, a bordello in Tangiers, or a wolf-pelt. It's a smell that can be raunchy and nearly aphrodisiac at the same time. An acquired taste? Sure, but so are Glenlivet and Bartok. Come to think of it, they have the same air of edgy primitivism. I LOVE this -- I'm on my third bottle -- but I'd only wear it on weekends, or with a suit for evening wear. Something this sophisticated isn't really for office wear. Amazing!
Yatagan by Caron - Wow, what a nice change to experience a "real man" scent instead of the girly boy scents of recent years. Strong, Masculine, and the type of scent you keep his shirt hidden in your drawer, for times when hes not there. The scents that get it right, really get it right.