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.