Sunday, 2 October 2011
For Strange Women Coyote Natural Cologne
Coyote is the most traditional 'masculine cologne' fragrance of the three For Strange Women Fauna to me. It's a fresh, woody blend of orange citrus notes, bay leaf and patchouli. My skin tends to eat smoke in fragrance unless it's a very strong note so I don't get a lot of smoke from the base notes; the patchouli lingers for me instead. Coyote isn't a literal fragrance in the way that Horse is (Horse smells like a clean stable filled with worn leather tack and healthy horse) but there is something about it that reminds me of the dry, comforting smell of a big dog's coat on a warm day. I've been wearing this a lot since I bought it in August, and the Fauna fragrances are a good option for anyone who finds some of the original For Strange Women fragrances a little too sweet.
As well as the full size of Coyote, I also bought a sample kit with the other two Fauna fragrances; Sand Dollar and Horse.
Sand Dollar is a marine fragrance, but it's not ozonic. Instead, it uses a blend of jasmine, lime and seaweed to give the impression of the smell of the sea. I loved this one in the summer (such as we had) and I'd buy the full size next year.
Horse is a blend of dry hay, musk and leather. It quite literally smells of a clean stable.
A sample kit of all three fragrances is available here: For Strange Women Fauna Samples.