I've mentioned biehl.parfumkunstwerke gs02 to you a few times, worn it a bunch, and I think I love it. It's my new favorite perfume, even though I bought it a year ago. There's a dominant smell that makes me feel good about my place in the world (and, believe me, that's quite an achievement for a single smell), but I don't know what it is. I'd assumed it was tonka bean, because of gs02's resemblance to other things with tonka bean, but I'm not entirely sure. I desperately want you to tell me what I'm smelling when I get all giddy every time I spray it on.
|The gs02 effect: enhances everything -- even breakfast.|
Maybe it's a combination of tonka and leather, I don't know. I just don't know and I want to know! Because I'm about to add it to my list of all-time favorites and if I don't know what I'm smelling, I'll have nothing to say at the press conference.
Right off the top, I pick up the faintest hot/cool spice, like cinnamon crossed with anise. It's fresh. Then the warm stuff comes in, transparently, not baroquely. A couple of people on LuckyScent compare it to Chanel Egoïste, a baroque smell if ever there was, but I can see where they're coming from. gs02's spiced leather/amber could be a long-leftover forensic sample of Egoïste.
While gs02 does seem familiar, nothing comes immediately to mind that resembles it in its quiet complexity. I'll keep pondering. All I can advise you to do in the meantime is to buy up gs02.
Thanks KP! Whatever I love about it does come out of the leather but the perfume and its combination of accords are odd enough that I couldn't quite isolate anything else.
Okay, I've just isolated the “anything else”. It's pot. Gs02 smells like a sport cologne version of pot. Well, not exactly, because that would be Cannabis Rose by Fresh.
But there is a slimline, low-cal hempiness that smells rich and herbally-fresh at the same time.
Really? Marijuana? I don't smell that, but it's probably because my exposure to marijuana has been very limited, especially for someone who's lived in San Francisco most of his life. For me, marijuana is a blurry accord.
I think gs02 is my favorite winter scent, although one on which I've received zero compliments. Except from myself. Do those count? (My therapist says they do.) Maybe I'm off my rocker, but all the attention Geza Schoen gets for that Molecule bullshit versus no attention for this little masterpiece of his is as if the Beatles made their name from "Octopus's Garden" while no one talked about Revolver.
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