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Marrakech is one of my favorite places, and this fragrance doesn’t really provide much of the old déjà vu. The fragrance is very smoky and spicy… Chai tea. It’s a fragrance that makes a strong statement: There’s depth and darkness and drama in the fragrance… much more darkness than the actual city has. Marrakech, the city, I experienced as bright and direct and full of life. Marrakech the fragrance seems dark, dramatic, and even a bit sinister. Even though it is replete with drama and darkness – with a smoky and spicy demeanor – it can be carried off successfully because it is in reality a rather light fragrance sillage-wise. Once the spices settle down, Marrakech is a wearable skin scent for as long as it lasts... and lasting is its major weakness: It has way too limited longevity.
There’re possibilities with Marrakech, and its uniqueness is admirable, but I wish Trebor hadn’t mentioned that thing about fried seasoned chicken legs (in his now deleted review), because now I sometimes think that I catch a gourmand note, and I momentarily see myself as having rubbed spicy fried chicken all over my body. This is not an olfactory or visual image that I appreciate. My major complaint, though, is that, even though it is truly an interesting fragrance, it doesn't last more than an hour on my skin.
21st November, 2008 (Last Edited: 28 November, 2010)