Originally Posted by Thomas
I just received a sample of AdP and found it lacking. Not sure what, but from the first spritz I was just underwhelmed. I'll try it again shortly, but I'm more in a Yatagan frame of mind. In fact, wearing that very scent as I type this. Maybe I just like the smell of burning things.
Another that's just come to mind for you to put on your list, Thomas, is Le Labo Patchouli 24. It's not got much patchouli, but tons of smoke and birch tar. Smells like you've been burning fall leaves for six days without sleep. It costs a fortune, unfortunately, but it's pretty amazing and has some of the best longevity of anything I've tried.
I'm down to my last few mls, otherwise I'd send you some, but there are a number of basenoters (maybe even Phil ((Joel_Cairo)) has some) that could get you a decant to try...