O’Driu created a perfume inspired by the badass Italian comic book character Eva Kant of Diabolik. I don’t speak Italian so I really don’t know much about the comics but I have watched “Danger: Diabolik” more than a few times. When I heard about this perfume, I tried to keep myself from “creating” it in my head before sniffing. I wanted to give Pregoni’s interpretation of this anti-herione a fair chance, but that can be difficult. My scent imagination can’t be stopped. What did I want from Eva Kant in perfume? I felt that was a reasonable question to ask myself. Well, I wanted it to be beautiful and take different forms, be a “master of disguise” like Eva. Did Pregoni’s interpretation let me down?
Eva Kant opens with a bittersweet grapefruit with sweet, dried lavender buds and a subtle, airy lemon-y floral. The perfume goes into an unexpected direction, it turns into this briny sea-like scent that reminds me of damp driftwood, sea mist and kelp. It’s like a “sea mist” vanilla at this stage, a foggy vanilla with delicate florals. And then it changes again. The dry-down of Eva Kant is spicy with a rich, balsamic vanilla with resins.
The answer to my question in the first paragraph is “no”. O’Driu’s Eva Kant is beautiful and takes on many identities. This is really all I wanted and I that was what I was given. But, what surprised me is just how much I like wearing Eva Kant. I can’t really explain why other than “it smells really good” and isn’t that a good enough reason to want to wear something?
Notes listed include grapefruit, lavender, woody notes, myrrh, sandalwood, ginger, magnolia, ylang-ylang, chamomile, cardamom, vanilla and benzoin. Launched in 2013. PERFUMER – Angelo Orazio Pregoni
Give Eva Kant a try if you like perfumes that unusual yet “easy to wear”. Or perfumes like O’Driu Leva, Aftelier Cologne Mistral Patchouli, CB I Hate Perfume Mr. Hulot’s Holiday, Caron Pour Un Homme and/or Serge Lutens Gris Clair. That list contains a lot of different perfumes but Eva Kant is like a lot of different perfumes. It’s aromatic, sweet, slightly floral and woodsy.
Projection is average to below average (depending on how much you apply) and longevity is above average.
The 1.7 oz retails for $210 at Luckyscent. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A vanilla that takes on many disguises – aromatic, oceanic, floral and woodsy. I really like wearing this one. But, that’s probably because it delivered exactly what I wanted. And it smells really good.
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