Notes: Sweet Smoke, Dirt, Bitter Chocolate
Aspects: Earthy, Animalic, Dark, Vast
Jackal opens with the scent of dry, powdered chocolate tempered with a hint of beckoning, mouthwatering vanilla. As it settles into the skin, the most darkly charismatic side of patchouli appears, cloaked in a multifaceted, sensual smokiness of many associations: the sweet, swooning scent of toasted tobacco - the bitter, magnetic smell of money - faraway fires in the woods.
This bottomless scent is the epitome of the anti-perfume. Though it has an original glamour, it is not the cosmetic powder-cloud of classic scents of fashion; and though it is natural and earthy, it has nothing of the biting, traditional terpenes of the hitchhiker's tonic. Jackal's essential effect is that of your own skin, only sexier; it is the essential effect of you, made simply more magnetic. Jackal wears very close to the skin and easily enhances other perfumes.
Mad, bad, and dangerous to know.
Posted by Kniqui on 20th Jul 2019
I don't like perfume because it smells like...perfume. Goest perfumes are different. I am synesthetically transported to a different time and place.
I purchased Jackal because it was weird. Isolated it smelled of dirt, manure, barn-wood, canvas and carnival grease, and yet in spite of the scent of manure, it beckoned me.
In the evening I put some on my wrist. If it was too funky, I would wash it off before retiring to bed. The transformation on my skin was incredible. It smelled human, like sun-kissed skin, fresh earth with faint caramel, chocolate and patchouli (the herb, not like the oil or hippie perfume). The perfume melded seamlessly into me rather than sitting on top like a mask.
I sniff the bottle and I smell manure. I smell the perfume on me and I fall in love with myself. I am fascinated by this alchemy or witchcraft or whatever. For what it's worth, I am female and 53 years old.
Posted by Shana on 9th Dec 2018
I got the sampler pack and this is by far my favorite. It smells exactly as described, like smoky dark chocolate that’s been dirtied up so as not to smell too sweet or gourmand. It’s subtle and sexy. It’s surprisingly subtle and smells like you, but better. I might have to buy a full size. I am very picky with my perfumes and this one is just amazing
Posted by Manda on 23rd Jul 2018
This is perhaps the most seductive, raw, powerful scent I've ever worn. And on me it lasts and lasts and lasts. I can only imagine this is the way vampires smell, all rich earth and dusty shadows, warm smokey skin and bitter chocolate. It's perfect.
Posted by EP on 22nd Dec 2017
Very earthy, and agree there is an animalic-dirty edge to this. The combo of dirt and dusty bitter cocoa smells almost fecal to me. Once it settles to a skin scent, there’s a burnished cocoa smell that lingers on and it becomes less animalic. It’s kind of addicting and I keep going back to sniff my arm. Don’t know if I’m confident enough to wear it out of the house, though.
Posted by B.V. on 18th Dec 2017
Wow, this is a strange one. I haven't smelled anything like it before, so it is hard to associate it with another scent.
It is unsweetened, dark chocolate mixed with something else that I can't quite make out. Think cocoa in its natural state, not a creamy chocolate bar.
I sampled this perfume while listening to the album "From The Choirgirl Hotel" and it's fitting. Dark and mysterious energy, maybe a little bit frightening as it feels like stepping into an unfamiliar place. It is a light enough "skin scent" that it's not going to overwhelm others in the room.
What I love about Goest Perfumes is that they seem to be such elusive scents. You can smell them many times, but never completely pin down their structure, which makes you want to smell them even more.
I enjoy Jackal, but I'd be a bit nervous to wear this in public, as I'm not sure how other people would perceive me. Would they find me creepy or intriguing?
Posted by Presley on 16th Nov 2017
A strange scent, I would call it an animalic caramel musk. Not everyone would wear this, its a bit daring but then again maybe its not, its a very quiet scent, smells like salty warm skin, a bit sweaty and cocoa powdery. Nice under a leather jacket.
Posted by Lara on 20th Feb 2017
Very primal, a bit dirty (?) which is weird to smell in a perfume at first so Took getting used to. But feels like a mojo boost when I wear just a little. I also wear Musc Ravageur so it's in that style a bit but more naturalistic.
Posted by Ashley on 28th Aug 2016
I really liked this scent. It starts off warm and smokey and leaves with soft chocolate scent. The only down fall was I felt it didnt last that long.