TRNP (Teone Reinthal Natural Perfume)

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Mogra by Teone Reinthal Natural Perfume

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Mogra opens with deep, smooth mossy-green lime infused oakmoss as the star with a tinge of tonka bean derived sweetness and yellow-floral non-powdery ylang-ylang support before gradually transitioning to its heart. As the composition enters its early heart the ylang-ylang infused oakmoss derived green nature remains, adding white floral slightly indolic jasmine to the mix, gradually ceding the focus to moderately aromatic lavender and jasmine-like frangipani and tonka sweetened relatively dry sandalwood rising from the base. During the late dry-down the perfume sheds any remaining greens to leave the remnants of the floral laced aromatic woods to soften and gradually fade through the finish. Projection is very good and longevity average at 7-8 hours on skin.

As my exploration of the TRNP house continues, this week the random sample picked for multiple wearings on skin was Mogra. The thing that captures the wearer's attention early is the considerably strong oakmoss presence. This oakmoss presentation is different than what many 80s powerhouse users may expect, however, as it is softened considerably by the use of what amounts to a candied natural lime accord and multi-colored florals. The lime, mild sweetness and florals all meld perfectly with the oakmoss to reveal a gorgeous green accord that one might find in some early fougere classics. That said, the perfume shifts gears about half way through the heart phase, with the green aspect gradually vacating, allowing the composition to unveil an equally appealing floral woody accord, with tonka bean in the base still providing a hint of sweetness without ever going over-the-top. If there was anything I would have liked improved (apart from my not detecting any of the officially listed three kinds of real Oud) it is the perfume's ho-hum longevity, but as the composition is all-natural I guess that is just par for the course. The bottom line is the $230 per 30ml bottle Mogra is another fine shape-shifting example of what all-natural perfumery is capable of in the hands of a talented perfumer, earning a "very good" to "excellent" 3.5 to 4 stars out of 5 rating and a solid recommendation in particular to lovers of classically structured fougeres.

From TRNP: "Mogra eau de parfum is a men’s perfume combining a traditional formula of the classic western gentlemen’s fougere with an erotic, Arab-styled oudh mukhallat. … Mogra, the Indian name for jasmine sambac flowers, is synonymous with many traditional wedding decorations worn by Indian brides … Here, I wanted to weave a Mogra scent-scape for the groom. This hybrid composition blends the classic fougere formula of Bergamot, (Kashmir) Lavender, (French Rose) Geranium, (Venezuelan) tonka beans and Oakmoss, to which I’ve added Italian lime, hand-tinctured frangipani blossoms, frangipani absolute, Australian sandalwood, Assam-belt Hindi oudh from India, Misty Morning Vietnamese oudh, and Smooth Thai floral oudh from Grandawood."

I tried this in sequence with other TRNP compositions featuring jasmine. If Chopin was cool pale green, Antarctica was icy blue, and Magus was warm dark brown, Mogra is a gorgeous purple. I’d tell you how Reinthal managed that if I could figure it out from what she said she did: it’s not as if she’s being coy. All I know is, it’s FB-worthy and, lucky me, I already have the bottle.

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