Fueguia 1833 (2011)

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Fueguia 1833
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The fragrance is part of the Linneo collection.

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I don't know what to think about this fragrance, really, just know that I like it. Shocking citric/herbal/rooty/spicy/tobacco aromatic opening a la Aramis Havana, really compelling and close to the Aramis one's opening, at least under my profane nose. I detect indeed the humid tobacco touch and a huge amount of vegetal/earthy patterns from the forest. It seems to feel a faint boozy touch (may be in my suggestion) but what goes on as a dominant feel is an incredibly realistic austere humid agrestic/herbal/woody undertone. A cedary type of ancient woodiness is detectable till the end. Woody fluidity and following resinous/ambery full-bodiedness rotate along the way. Probably juniper berries, coriander, pepper, patchouli, labdanum, a touch of frankincense, cinnamon, birch tar, smoked woods, neroli and further manage to co-operate in order to unfold an exotic realistic and naturalistic piece of "millenary" natural virility. I detect a weird Havana's initial humid/boisterous approach enriched by velvety suede, more powerful woodiness, dark cocoa and probably resins. The dark cocoa dry intervention manages to afford a misty bitter aftertaste while a fluidy woodiness plus resins and carnal ambergris master the "long trail" dry down. Really great aroma. Really just patchouli, cacao and ambergris are the elements of this gem? I don't think so since Fueguia Caoba is clearly a far more complex concoction. The deep dry down is deeply cedary and ambery under my nose and it seems something resinous keeps rising in perception. I have to say that my first "encounter" with this mysterious brand is absolutely satisfactory. The final trail is deeply woody, vegetal and slightly ambery/resinous in a way an ideal mix of Armani Eau de Nuit, Paco Rabanne XS Pour Homme, Voyage en Arabie Black Mancera and Tiziana Terenzi Ecstasy jumps on mind.
Jul 7, 2014

A nice organic opening of natural, earthy, straightforward salty patchouli on sandy, soothing cocoa powder – which practically smells like an accord of patchouli and vanilla. Pungent green notes floating around. Ambroxan base, which feels a bit synthetic (let's be generous and stay poetic: “medicinal”, with a balsamic feel), then dries down becoming more bitter – still sweetened and rounded by the cocoa note. If I had to imagine this visually it would be an abandoned wooden antique closet buried at the feet of a cocoa tree, somewhere in the deep forest of one of those tiny wooded islands in the middle of the ocean. The projection is quite light and close - overall a bit "restrained" and pulled-back. Otherwise it's good.

Apr 8, 2014

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