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Launched in 1976 by Caron, Yatagan is named for the curved sabre used by the Ottomans to carve out their empire from the mid-16th to late 19th centuries. Like its namesake, the perfume is strong, beautiful and exotic.

Yatagan opens up strong with an aromatic green/bitter accord of lavender leaf and peitit grain with geranium leaf adding peppery warmth. Then, without warning, comes a strong, sharp  wormwoord/artemisa accord – amped up absinth – so green, so herbal that it just about takes your breath away. Pine needles appear and add depth and bolster the green, giving it a hint of turpentine. The effect is that it smells like celery - a very refined, mutil-faceted piece of celery, but celery no less.
But the rise isn’t over yet as Yatagan keeps it keeps moving, uncompromising and unrepentent,  from strength to strength. As it blooms, it gets darker from vetiver and earthy and musty from patchouli. Leather and castoreum at the base give it a warm, swarthy dirtiness while styrax adds an exotic oriental/incense note.
Yatagan is an uncompromising, unrelenting, unapologetic, no-holds-barred, take-no-prisoners-scent. There is nothing else like it and it’s not for everyone.

It is definitely a man’s scent, but the right woman, with the right body chemistry can carry it off to great effect. After all, who doesn’t enjoy a good conquest every now and again?

Notes: lavender, petitgrain, geranium leaf, wormwood, artemisia, pine needles, vetiver, patchouli, leather, castoreum, styrax.
Type: EDT
Parfumeur: Vincent Marcello


Price: $5.00