As in, The Final Un-Sniffed purchase* (ok, yes, and also the most recent in a series of un-sniffed buys), Yoji Homme by Yōji Yamamoto is a real treat. As a teen, I wore men’s fragrance exclusively (the title I won’t share—saving that for a “can you believe my bad taste?” post), and I have retained a fondness for masculine leaning fragrances…
Gaia, the non-blonde, wrote a great review that inspired this purchase—read it here—and I don’t have much to add. I don’t find YH to be overtly gourmand, and the anise note is quite subtle to my nose. To me it smells like a beautifully blended cedar wood masterpiece. Yohji Homme smells like the testosterone-ridden, leather-jacket clad, older brother of Parfumerie Generale’s Bois Blonde.
I think that if I had sampled YH first, I’d have hunted down a larger bottle— but realistically, 15mL is sufficient to keep me happy for many months to come.
Also, on a layering note, Yohji Homme smells great with Havana Vanille 🙂
Notes, via Fragrantica: cedar, sandalwood, coriander, lavender, bergamot, anise, cinnamon, leather.
*This is a New Year’s Resolution.