‘Tis said that when
The hands of men
Tamed this primeval wood,
And hoary trees with groans of woe,
Like warriors by an unknown foe,
Were in their strength subdued,
The virgin Earth Gave instant birth
To springs that ne’er did flow
That in the sun Did rivulets run,
And all around rare flowers did blow
The wild rose pale Perfumed the gale
And the queenly lily adown the dale
(Whom the sun and the dew
And the winds did woo),
With the gourd and the grape luxuriant grew.
So when in tears
The love of years
Is wasted like the snow,
And the fine fibrils of its life
By the rude wrong of instant strife
Are broken at a blow
Within the heart
Do springs upstart
Of which it doth now know,
And strange, sweet dreams,
Like silent streams
That from new fountains overflow,
With the earlier tide
Of rivers glide
Deep in the heart whose hope has died —
Quenching the fires its ashes hide, —
Its ashes, whence will spring and grow
Sweet flowers, ere long,
The rare and radiant flowers of song!
A sunlit ancient forest, dotted with wild roses, grape vine, and queenly lilies, clothed in swirls of opium smoke.
It was a subtle perfume that clung to me all day like a secret, rather than being noticed by my colleagues like other perfumes have been. Immediate notes were wet and earthy like a stickup on a rainy midnight; the lingering smell reminded me of Imperial soap bars, a very clean and precise smell, with a bit of woodsmoke and brandy. A night in a nice dry tavern afterwards? Great for the times you want to be a little more masc-presenting, as the florals aren’t as strong or lingering.
Highwayman smells like a dusty old room filled with leather furniture, books and dried flowers – but I’m also smelling something here that reminds me of a delicious warm peanut butter sandwich.
This one reminds me of Lyoness. Must be the musky jasmine notes. It’s a soft floral with just a hint of that leather that warms it ever so slightly. I haven’t gotten any cinnamon. On me, it lasts for several hours.
I love this one. It’s one of my favorite cool weather scents. I like the leather and floral tones, though the cinnamon does not seem to be present. My boyfriend also loves it/
Beautifully floral, but after a short time of wearing the vetiver creeps in with a more smokey, leathery smell; which I absolutely adore.
It’s a complex mix of immediate floral, but the darker, sharper tones are noticeable enough to give pause.
I’m still giving this one a 4, but something in it makes my skin break out in hives where it makes contact… otherwise it’s a gorgoeus, complex scent. The leather and cinnamon pop immediately when wet, but after a short time the gardenia and jasmine come to the forefront, sharpened by a greenness that I assume is the vetiver and underlaid by a hint of musky, smoky leather. Really lovely, and if it didn’t make me itchy, rest assured I’d buy a full bottle.
The gardenia is very strong when this is wet, made strong I think by the leather. As this one dries I found the gardenia to still stand out above the other flowers, but it added to an overall floral tone. The cinnamon wasn’t present for my experience, but perhaps like the leather, added to the headiness of the gardenia.
Highwayman is a very flowery scent and brings to mind gardenias in the moonlight. It is a little strong at first but after a couple of minutes on the skin you are able to pick up all of the other ingredients in the perfume. It’s definitely a good perfume for a romantic night.