From the Manufacturer:
SCENT NOTES: saltwater, amber, metal
At first, all you can smell is a faint spark, something sharp and bright leading down the fuse to a fragrant explosion. This perfume starts quiet and takes about twenty minutes for the fuse to burn before the scent comes alive. Like an underwater firecracker bundled with incense, light saltwater notes meld with hot metal to create an inviting, warm glove that shapes differently to fit each wearer's hand.
If your new bottle of Pipe Bomb smells like alcohol, it's fine. Here is why...
ANOSMIC: Pipe Bomb contains so few molecules that the nose may become anosmic to the scent. What is anosmic, you ask? The ability to smell the things around us varies from person to person. Mucous membranes, head traumas, the common cold, and/or simple genetics complicate things further.
With Pipe Bomb, if you can't smell the fragrance on your skin, wait up to 20 minutes as it will grow over time. Then if you still can't smell it, trust that your friends can. Over time you may become anosmic to the scent, so you might consider taking a break or seek something stronger; this was one of the key reasons we created Pipe Bomb Intense.
AGING: Your bottle of Pipe Bomb will grow stronger over time, infinitely. Keep this in mind when transitioning from an older bottle to a newer bottle (Anosmia may occur). Store testers and samples will always smell stronger than your new bottle. To help prevent issues, we age all bottles of Pipe Bomb for at least four months before bottling.