Burning Leaves is a smoky, woody scent that is both warming and crisp. A fragrance that crackles with the energy of heady autumn days and nights. A nostalgic olfactory interpretation of childhood leaf forts; those huge piles of fallen leaves that are carefully raked up and sat on top of by a group of children. They sit defending the pile against another group, and battle is joined by gathering up armfuls of browning leaves and pelting the opposing party until all concerned are worn out. Sadly there comes a day when raking leaves is no longer anticipated with delight - that's the day when you are TOLD to rake them. Suddenly it is a chore! Still there is something to look forward to after the raking is over - burning the leaves. CB I Hate Perfume founder Christopher Brosius loved to watch them crinkle up in the flames while the smoke swirled up into his nose and made him sneeze. This is a scent of childhood nostalgia, of Christopher Brosius gathering a handful of maple leaves in the autumn and burning them in the fireplace just to remember... The scent: The smoke of burning maple leaves - pure & simple.
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2 out of 2(100%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
CB I Hate Perfume Burning Leaves is one of those perfumes for which writing "photorealistic" in a review doesn't do it justice. This is indeed burning leaves, a bonfire so utterly convincing, it's amazing to smell it on your skin.
From the initial spray to the all-to-quick drydown, burning leaves is an absolute memory-jogger of a scent. It's also remarkably wearable, for what it is your smelling of, and completely sidesteps and ashtray style notes of other smokey scents.
There isn't a great deal else to say, the fragrance doesn't change particularly over time, except for the maple note becoming more and more prominent, it just has to be smelt to be believed.
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Review 2 for CB I hate perfume Burning Leaves 100ml
This is a very simple fragrance. It doesn't change through its life but I've never smelled anything like it anywhere else. It smells like Bon fire night, the burning woods and leaves and thats it.. If someone told you to close your eyes and sprayed some on your arm, straightaway you'd picture something burning! Its powerful for the first 5 mins but then fades fast which is its only downfall. After half hour it turns sweeter (like maple syrup) and sticks close to the skin. I got about 5 hours from it. Its original and not for everyone but the strange thing about CB fragrances is that seem to bring back memories rather than try to stand out by the scent alone. Everyone will have smelled this somewhere. Its not a party or summer fragrance but on wet autumn/winter nights this stuff is beautiful. I only wish they get a sample set as I'd like to try most of his fragrances!