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Came out in 2000 from Bob Mackie, the famous Jamaican couturier, the "Sultan of Sequins". Jan Moran classifies it as Floral Oriental and shows the notes as
Top: Freesia, mandarin, lily of the valley;
Heart: violet, passion flower, jasmine, osmanthus;
Base: sandalwood, musk, woods.
From the little booklet inside my beautiful black box with a butterfly housing a bottle of Masquerade: " Inspired by the unique and feminine Bob Mackie style, Masquerade weaves brilliant colors and lush textures, wrapping you in a blanket of velvet floralcy. Golden Mimosa, Passion Flower and exotic Jasmine are combined with a sensual Cashmere accord of warm woods and sheer musks to complete the luscious experience."
In mood it is a perfect scent for Johan Straus operetta "Die Fledermouse" ("The Bat") where the main hero flirts and falls in love with his own wife at a costume party, as it has the same vitality, sweetness and melodic grace infusing the music and the plot. Aromas of a dark garden on a warm southern night, silk of the dresses, smell of hot skins, whispers, hints, smiles. Misunderstandings, confusion.... Love it, want more people to try it.
Long lasting and compliment gathering.
06 November, 2007