TRNP The Path Eau de Parfum lived as much as its description; it was certainly cool, darkish, and earthy with numerous greenery at first, some smokiness and depth from the vetiver, after which numerous woods. It was by no means that animalic or pungent, regardless of the inclusion of oud, so those that could also be cautious of oud shouldn’t worry. I discover that the vetiver and fir/spruce are most seen initially, then cedar, labdanum, and sandalwood because it moved to the drydown.
The Path Notes
It’s described as “an journey story of opposite movement, set in a cool inexperienced land of historical forests and earthly energy.” The notes are listed as: “Fir Needle, Black Spruce, Elemi, Texas Cedarwood, Styrax absolute, Labdanum, Mysore Sandalwood, Haitian Vetiver and Vietnamese Oud.”
What does The Path Odor Like?
It opened with lush, darkish greenery shrouded in vetiver with barely lemony tones. There was a darkish, smoky, and earthy high quality even within the very first moments of the perfume’s put on. Regardless of the darker high quality to the texture of the notes, it was cooler, not fairly crisp, however night on a cold day with little or no wind, only a stillness that was cool and somber. It was woody and nearly menthol-like at occasions with the fir and spruce sides strengthening and extra distinctive after 20 minutes of growth on my pores and skin.
Over the primary two hours, the vetiver grew to become extra subdued and fewer assertive, which allowed for the fragrance to grow to be barely candy and spiced, woodier, and smoother with cooler green-ish notes that had been extra blurred however nonetheless fairly noticeable. The drydown appeared after six hours and was a clean woody mixture of cedar and sandalwood, with a bit smokiness and sap-like sweetness.
It lasted for 4 hours till it was a skin-scent and about 12 hours earlier than it was fairly tough to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage and projection had been reasonable with the sillage dropping sooner than the projection throughout the first hour of damage.
I’m explicit about the usage of vetiver in perfume as a consequence of the way it interprets on my pores and skin, seemingly a bit amplified, so this was a bit too heavy on the vetiver for my desire!
These are extra subjective emotions primarily based on what I like (or don’t like) in a fragrance in addition to contemplating the perfume towards different perfumes I personal and love.
For testing, I used 1/3 of a 0.7ml pattern vial dabbed to the underside and topside of my wrist space. I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as I discovered scent didn’t maintain nicely right here in any other case.
I bought my pattern in January 2022; fragrances are identified to be reformulated over their lifetime, so be conscious of when a evaluate was made, e.g. a evaluate from 2010 could not replicate what the same-named fragrance smells like in 2022.
The Path is on the market for $230/30ml.
If potential, I extremely advocate attempting a perfume earlier than buying a full bottle as a result of perfume can put on otherwise simply due to pores and skin chemistry. Pores and skin chemistry can impact not simply the longevity of a perfume but additionally what notes are distinguished or hidden.
The Path Samples
We advocate the next retailers for buying decanted samples (usually 0.7ml to 2ml in dimension). It is a fuller checklist, so particular person availability could rely on stock.