The Architects Club
In the opening it smells bright with citrus and juniper/gin dominating. After 10-15 minutes, the woods start becoming more prominent, with a slight sweetness from the guaiac. Not too long later the vanilla starts to become noticeable. I find it a dry, not sweet, vanilla, more like vanilla absolute. As it dries down it is vanilla, woods, and a little smoke. Not a gourmand fragrance at all, you won’t be mistaken for a cupcake wearing this. Very warm and cozy with moderate sillage. After a few hours it stops projecting and becomes a skin scent, wish it could keep the projection up but I enjoy the opening (would love a long lasting fragrance of the opening) and development into the drydown so I don’t mind reapplying, it’s not a linear fragrance. Very unisex, sophisticated fragrance.