* The refreshing top is like a modern cologne, great for the summer to cool you off.
* The fresh clean vibe begins to melt away as a boozy gin note comes into the picture.
* The gin gets stronger, but not overbearing.
* In the base, the booze goes away as clove and wood become the focus with a slight bit of light incense.
Summary: Despite the description, Skarb feels remarkably light. At no point does it feel overwhelming, yet it is present and makes its presence known. The H&G website describes the inspiration for this scent as the melancholy of the deep Slavic soul or men’s tears. In a way, I get this as the scent is so light as if to say that men aren’t supposed to cry so it must be kept hidden. Aside from that, the lightness of the scent makes it easy to wear though the gin note might make it inappropriate for the office. Skarb isn’t my favorite of the H&G scents, but that’s probably just because I am such a happy-go-lucky kind of guy.
Humiecki & Graef fragrances are available from Babalu Miami.
Disclaimer: Sample provided by fragrance company. Image courtesy of Babalu Miami.