Naomi Goodsir Corpus Equus Fragrance Assessment

Naomi Goodsir Corpus Equus Fragrance Assessment

Naomi Goodsir Corpus Equus Eau de Parfum actually did evoke precisely what it was impressed by; it was fiery, and it jogged my memory of hay, barnwood, and aged leather-based saddles. It was a really smoky, ash and leather-based duo that was marginally softened by musk, powder, and rose after which later, a contact of spiced amber however the point of interest was smoky ash and outdated leather-based, even into the drydown.

Corpus Equus Notes

It’s described a “deep black animalistic composition, with assertive leather-based notes” that’s impressed by a “fiery and impetuous horse.” Retailers checklist the notes as: black rose petal, horsehair, leather-based, cigarette ash, Tonkin musk, and amber infusion.

  • high notes: black rose
  • coronary heart notes: ash, leather-based
  • base notes: Tonkin musk, horsetail, amber

What does Corpus Equus Scent Like?

It opened with darkish, heavy ash that buried aged leather-based at the back of a horse stall. There was a dry, hay-like aroma that was accompanied by a delicate, powdery candy rose. The acridness of the ash pulled again, virtually like somebody subtle the ashes and uncovered the outdated, worn leather-based saddle at the back of a barn that simply barely escaped burning down, with charred edges, letting the mud settle and reveal the forgotten previous.

The muskiness was softly animalic, extra of a powdered, sweaty musk that didn’t instantly learn horse. The delicate, powdery musk and rose tempered the depth of the tarry smoke and ash mixture. Corus Equus stayed on this section for the subsequent two and a half hours earlier than progressively shifting to an introduction of sentimental, spiced amber that continued to tug again the smoky nature of the ash and allowed the leather-based to return by means of extra easily.

That being stated, even six hours in, which ended up being the drydown, it was nonetheless smoky, aged leather-based with a drier, hay-ish really feel with the amber by no means actually taking on.


It lasted for 5 hours till it was a skin-scent and about eight hours earlier than it was fairly troublesome to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage and projection have been reasonable with the sillage dropping sooner than the projection inside the first hour of damage.

Private Notes

These are extra subjective emotions primarily based on what I like (or don’t like) in a fragrance in addition to contemplating the perfume towards different perfumes I personal and love.

Testing Methodology

For testing, I used 1/3 of a 0.7ml pattern vial dabbed to the underside and topside of my wrist space. I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as I discovered scent didn’t maintain properly right here in any other case.

I bought my pattern in February 2022; fragrances are identified to be reformulated over their lifetime, so be conscious of when a overview was made, e.g. a overview from 2010 could not mirror what the same-named fragrance smells like in 2022.


Corpus Equus is offered for $187/50ml.

If attainable, I extremely suggest making an attempt a perfume earlier than buying a full bottle as a result of perfume can put on in another way simply due to pores and skin chemistry. Pores and skin chemistry can impact not simply the longevity of a perfume but additionally what notes are distinguished or hidden.

Corpus Equus Samples

We suggest the next retailers for buying decanted samples (usually 0.7ml to 2ml in measurement). This can be a fuller checklist, so particular person availability could rely on stock.

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