is a crisp, cool, and earthy scent that was lightened by mint over patchouli, which was initially on the damper, earthier side and then gave way to a more unsweetened, cocoa-like powder smell later on. The drydown added some muskiness and tamped down the initial mintiness, which meant it was primarily patchouli. I found it to be airier and cooler, slightly drier, overall compared to Profumum’s Patchouly.
- top notes: mint
- heart notes: patchouli
- base notes: musk
What does Thundra Smell Like?
It opened with a light, airy mint and lemon, almost soap-like because it has fresh and “clean” aspects to it. There was a dryness that emerged after a few minutes that was accompanied by woodiness. The freshness of the mint added a crisp, cool, and drier feel to the woodiness; it made it seem more like it was outdoors with a light, but chilly, breeze.
The patchouli was cool, loamy, and earthy in the first 45 minutes, and then it was like the earth had dried out a bit, which gave it a dustier, drier aspect. This eventually transitioned into a slightly cocoa-powder aroma in the later hours.
The mint started to be overtaken by the musk after two hours of wear, which led to the fragrance becoming less crisp and cool, slightly drier and like slightly sweet, drier woods with underlying muskiness. I’d categorize the drydown as heavily patchouli with musk and little mint.
It lasted for seven hours until it was a skin-scent and about 10 hours before it was quite difficult to detect on my skin. The sillage and projection were moderate with the sillage dropping faster than the projection within the first two hours of wear.
For testing, I used 1/3 of a 0.7ml sample vial dabbed to the underside and topside of my wrist area. I used an unscented moisturizer prior to applying the scent as I found scent did not hold well here otherwise.
I purchased my sample in January 2022; fragrances are known to be reformulated over their lifetime, so be mindful of when a review was made, e.g. a review from 2010 may not reflect what the same-named perfume smells like in 2022.
Thundra is available for $275/100ml, though you may be able to find a $93/18ml travel bottle at certain non-US retailers.
If possible, I highly recommend trying a fragrance before purchasing a full bottle because fragrance can wear differently just because of skin chemistry. Skin chemistry can effect not just the longevity of a fragrance but also what notes are prominent or hidden.
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