Black Currant Absinthe: A fantastic scent of rich blackberries with a slightly bitter, pungent, maybe Eastern spice note, which is probably the absinthe. Absinthe has an anise/licorice note, but I don't smell that at all in this scent. Looking at the notes, saffron supposedly has a subtly earthy and grassy aroma, but with a sweet floral and honey note. I don't smell apple or anise, but I do detect subtle currant. And a bit of vanilla, which gives it kind of a foodie note. Strangely, I don't see an actual absinthe note. It's different from other scents I've smelled, and I like it.
Frosted Juniper: Nice combination of pine, cranberry, and maybe a hint of black cherry in the background. The pine is a little bit of that sour variety, but the sourness is tempered by the fruit notes, so I don't mind. Maybe also a hint of apple. Looking at the notes, the apple is actually pear. And camphor is a super intense, "rich" menthol type note that I don't detect in this scent. I like this one!
Ares: I smell bergamot, mahogany, lavender, jasmine, plum or blackberry, a hint of an herbal note, even a smidgen of vanilla with a tiny bit of nuttiness. It's sweet, fresh, floral, herbal, cologney, and even a tiny bit fruity and foodie, all in one! Great scent!
The Black Currant Absinthe is the predominant scent in this blend, and then Ares, and then just a hint of Frosted Juniper. Like maybe 65%/25%/10%. Each of these scents has a tiny bit of a sour/bitter note by themselves, not enough to be annoying, but when combined, that note comes out quite a bit more. So I'm not really a fan of this blend. However, I tend to notice even the smallest amount of sour or bitter notes in a scent, so I think most people will like this scent and won't notice that note.