* The top has a small hint of that “ivory soap” note. I am not sure exactly what that is, but I am sure you can imagine.
* The volume of the opening transforms into the strength of intensity – the ivory soap becomes almost piercing as the smell of bitter almond and something milky awakens it.
* This middle part of the development is so sharp that its almost sickening.
* After a few hours, the scent softens into a really comforting blend of vanilla, musk, and coconut.
Summary: Writing about this scent makes me realize that there are scents that I respect but I can’t wear myself. The more I experience the H&G line, the more I respect their creativity. If you’ve seen Mommie Dearest, Candour almost tells the story of Joan Crawford’s life. It starts off loud and clean, acceptable to the mainstream but a bit aggressive. The obsession for cleanliness turns violent and abusive yet as she ages, she becomes a little sweeter and comforting but with a sense of animal (musk) still there. Definitely not office-friendly, Candour has extreme longevity lasting over 24 hours and through a shower.
Humiecki & Graef fragrances are available from Babalu Miami.
Disclaimer: Sample provided by fragrance company. Image courtesy of Babalu Miami.