Today: Aedes de Venustas Signature Eau de Parfum.
I haven't really worn this since I got in on a split when it first came out, and I'm noticing a lot more incense (and what seems like cedar wood?) than previously. The super crisp and green rhubarb at the opening gives the incense a clean brightness that one wouldn't normally associate with incenses (at least I wouldn't, but I'm not an incense expert, either...) It's a pretty straight-down-the-line linear fragrance, as well, but in the dry down I'm definitely getting more "weedy" vetiver than I remember. The rhubarb stays in there pretty much throughout, though.
I was in AdV before the launch and Karl brought out one of the latest mods they were working on, so I was lucky enough to spray some on. It was an incredibly bright and tart rhubarb, with more lemony citrus and less sweetness and incense than in the final. In any case, it was interesting experiencing a work in progress and then being able to tell what had changed in the final fragrance. Overall I like it, but probably not enough to wear often...
Has anyone else tried this? I'd be interested in hearing your perspectives—