* Harrods Oud Patchouli starts off unexpectedly, with a strong absinthe/anise note.
* Whereas absinthe is often cold, the opening notes feel quite warm.
* Field Notes starts with a juicy orange blossom and sweet patchouli.
* Although this is listed as a feminine, I definitely can see guys wearing it. It reminds me of the better Chanel masculine fragrances – like a sweet cologne.
* The orange blossom stays present throughout the fragrance. It starts to get a little soapy when the sweet patchouli is joined by tobacco and leather.
* Once it gets past this phase, Field Notes is different every time I wear it. Sometimes I get wood and amber with orange blossom in the base. Other times I get more tobacco with a touch of tonka.
Summary: Field Notes From Paris is an orange blossom fragrance that is full-bodied but not overpowering. This would be a great office scent as it feels like a classic masculine with a modern twist. It lasts through the work day and the base notes will go on into the evening. This would make a great gift for college graduation (or even father’s day). It’s very wearable and a bit unique – just like the person you would probably be buying it for.
Disclaimer: Sample provided by Ineke. My opinions are my own and I am not financially compensated for this review or any others. Image from www.Fragrantica.com