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Les Nombres d'Or : Tubéreuse by Mona di Orio

Perfection in a flower.

First of all, as a man, I got involved in a "tuberose crazy love", and started searching a nice tuberose scent to start with. I've read good reviews about Carnal Flower by Malle, of which I have a sample. But I blind-bought Tubéreuse for first.

What I got was a very luxurious soliflore, with a sweet and peppery opening from pink pepper (this note lasts for a while). Then the delicate and fresh/green tuberose starts to emanate (it hasn't great projection/sillage but big duration). It is a creamy tuberose, without a big animalic nuance, but with a "carnal" facet, like hot skin, on mine.
It becomes even more floral and accentuated until it disappears, many hours later. It is very well blended and smooth, without any edge.

It is suitable also for men who like white florals, as it isn't too "feminine".
Aug 3, 2017


Baraonda by Nasomatto

Nasomatto-Baraonda Extrait de Parfum

A wonderful boozy fragrance with impressive strenght and longevity (over 12hrs).
It opens with strong alcoholic notes of whiskey/rhum, that last for about 15 minutes. Then it evolves into a barely alcoholic fragrance, with the whiskey note less prominent, and the emerging of an amber note (ambroxan overdose), vanilla (vanillin) and mainly labdanum. There is also an honey note. After 1 hour, the whiskey note fades, leaving mainly ambroxan, labdanum and vanillin. I start smelling woody notes after 3/4 hours with the amber chord and ambrox still there. it surely is a sandalwood replacer (ebanol) or a mix of them ( the floral some people smell may be due to the use of javanol, i sincerely can't detect the floral part). After about 6 hours I can still smell it moving my head. Longevity as said, is over 12 hours (sprayed at 9.30 pm, and could smell it the morning after.
A masterpice IMHO.
Jul 25, 2017

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